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Dharma Talks
2015-07-22 Practicing the Fourth Precept 2 - Empathy 68:35
  Donald Rothberg
In the context of our ethical practice we took a look at a second aspect of speech practice - practicing empathy through an overview and a practice with guidance in the last part of the session. Roughly 68 minutes in duration.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2015-07-21 Precepts: The Gift of Fearlessness 28:24
  Shaila Catherine
This talk is the first in a speaker series titled Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts. It offers an over view of the five precepts (sila) as training tools for bringing mindfulness and restraint into our actions, relationships, and daily life activities. These basic guidelines for living an ethical life, and the power of restraint are as relevant in the modern world as they were in ancient India. Taking care with our actions can be a source of joy and happiness. When our actions are clear, the mind is free from regret, guilt, and remorse; we gain self-respect, self-esteem, and confidence. The four bases of success (iddhipadas) can be used to strengthen these training precepts. With the support of desire, energy, consciousness, and investigation we can fully commit to abstain from unwholesome actions, and develop wholesome states, thereby gaining sovereignty over our own mind.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2015-07-21 On Being Specific, on being Universal 56:36
  Pascal Auclair
Talk on the art of practice starting from being lost in thoughts, to noticing the specific characteristics of phenomena to finally opening to the 3 universal marks of existence.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Insight Meditation Retreat

2015-07-20 As Practice Matters 61:59
  Phillip Moffitt
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2015-07-20 Guided Meditation 33:02
  Phillip Moffitt
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2015-07-18 The Skate Park of Your Mind 46:16
  Anushka Fernandopulle
What is dharma practice, dealing with challenges to meditation, meeting life with friendliness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Insight Meditation Retreat

2015-07-17 Contemplating Death 59:32
  Yanai Postelnik
Reflections on the benefits of contemplating our mortality.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat

2015-07-17 Reflection-Nimitta-2: The theme of beautiful (subha-n.) and the repulsive (paṭigha-n) 27:35
  Akincano Marc Weber
Follow-up from last night with addendum
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 15 to July 31 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2015-07-16 The Wise Response of the Heart 59:11
  Sally Clough Armstrong
The flavor of Metta is kindness, which is such a beautiful and powerful attitude, but the other Brahma Viharas of compassion, joy and equanimity allow us to meet all of life with openess and connection.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat

2015-07-16 "On the Subject of Faith" 61:35
  Kate Munding
Tonight I will be giving a talk on the subject of faith. The Buddha talked about the different types of faith and how, as our practice evolves and our heart-mind becomes more clear, it is our verified faith that becomes a source of strength and refuge in the face of difficulty and life challenge. Unlike blind faith when one relays on what others tell them, the Buddha taught that we should “see for ourselves”, through practice and inquiry, what is truth and worth having faith in. We’ll explore all of this tonight.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

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