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Dharma Talks
2016-10-18 Reflections on the practice of forgiveness 43:58
  Winnie Nazarko
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1

2016-10-18 Wise Effort 49:03
  Brian Lesage
This talk offers reflections about the art of bringing balance into your meditation practice
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 1 to November 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2016-10-18 Course - Introduction to Mindfulness - Week 5 1:32:08
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Course - Introduction to Mindfulness
Attached Files:
  • The Practices of the Divine Abodes: Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity by Mark Nunberg (Google Doc)

2016-10-18 Guided meta-meditation– All beings 39:09
  Bonnie Duran
This guided metta practice starts with the benefactor sending metta"us" and then radiating to all beings.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1

2016-10-18 Protecting the Heart: Devotions Skillful Means 42:52
Barre Center For Buddhist Studies Balancing Liberation and Devotion: Opening the Kuan Yin Dharma Doors

2016-10-17 Living with Loving Awareness 60:08
  Mark Coleman
Monday Night Dharma Talk
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2016-10-17 Transcendent dependent origination 61:46
  Guy Armstrong
This talk describes the 12 causal links in a sequence leading from suffering to liberation, including faith, rapture, happiness, concentration, and dispassion. It is a description in positive terms, of the Ark of the Buddha's path.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1

2016-10-17 Understanding Sensuality - Week 5 1:28:22
  Mark Nunberg
We have now completed half of our course examining our experience of sensuality. As we have begun to reflect on the limitation of sense experience we want to specifically look into the limitations of what we might consider wholesome experience. What danger, if any, is associated with wholesome experiences? At the end of MN 13, The Discourse on the Great Mass of Stress the Buddha uses the example of meditative peace as a sense experience with the allure of gratification, with drawbacks and with an escape. So if even the deepest states of meditative peace have drawbacks what about the pleasant wholesome states that our minds are still dependent on? Are these experiences a set up for disappointment, stress and suffering? What has our experience taught us? Let's notice the ephemeral quality of our wholesome moments. Are they stable enough to provide lasting satisfaction?
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - Understanding Sensuality

2016-10-17 Morning Reflection - The Technique of Labeling 10:16
  Brian Lesage
This brief morning reflection offers a brief introduction to utilizing the technique of labeling in one's meditation practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1

2016-10-16 Purifying habits of heart/mind 60:54
  Carol Wilson
All aspects of the Buddhist teaching offer various methods to support purifying our hearts
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1

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