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Dharma Talks
2015-08-20 "Refinement of Mind, Part 1" 52:59
  James Baraz
One way to think of dharma practice is as a path of purification. The talk uses a discourse by the Buddha's as a way to describe this process. We can see how, little by little, over time we are purifying the mind and heart. The key is to keep facing in the right direction as we develop increasingly wholesome thoughts, words and actions.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2015-08-19 Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO 1:13:31
  Tara Brach
There are two common fears that can block us from our full potential - fear of failure (FOF), and fear of missing out (FOMO). This talk explores how to meet these fears with mindful presence, and discover within them the essence energies of loving awareness and full aliveness. Note: This talk is dedicated to Tim Ferriss, who turned me on to the phrase FOMO. Tim exemplifies the creative aliveness of FOMO energy when it’s living through someone who’s dedicated to being awake, caring and real. (check out his podcasts, http://fourhourworkweek.com/podcast/)
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2015-08-19 Practicing the Middle Way 65:27
  Donald Rothberg
We explore the balance of active and receptive effort and letting go and other expressions of the middle way--as a general principle in concentration and insight practice in everyday action and in accessing the depths of our being.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2015-08-18 A Life of Practice 58:37
  Eugene Cash
Storying, practicing and realizing the Dharma, erasing the line between retreat and everyday life practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration

2015-08-18 Feeling tone 57:20
  Annie Nugent
This talk explores the second foundation of mindfulness - Feeling tone... the pleasant, unpleasant or neutral feeling arising in every moment of experience. An important arena of mindfulness because this is where we can free ourselves from the habitual tendency to grasp/push away our likes and dislikes.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2015-08-17 Learning from Retreats 43:58
  Matthew Brensilver
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2015-08-17 Concentration and the Path of Practice 56:33
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Concentration is an important part of any meditation practice, but not an end in itself. We can use the steady attentive mind to turn to the nature of reality, revealing the essential truths that can free us from confusion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration

2015-08-16 Concentration in the Service of Liberation 61:29
  Andrea Fella
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration

2015-08-15 The Interplay of Stillness and Movement in Samadhi 56:25
  Phillip Moffitt
Developing samma samadhi is in part becoming mindful of the many dimensions of movement and stillness as they interplay.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration

2015-08-15 The Dharma Understanding of Dana and Q&A 62:15
  Kamala Masters
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Awareness with Wisdom: Insight Meditation Retreat

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