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Dharma Talks
2017-01-11 Dissolving Trance with RAIN 1:12:46
  Tara Brach
One of the pervasive expressions of trance is identifying with a limited and separate sense of self. This talk contrasts the self-trance to our intrinsically open, awake and loving awareness. We then explore how the mindfulness and self-compassion in the RAIN practice can directly dissolve trance and reconnect us to our true nature.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-01-11 Reflexions on the role of hedonic tone and attention (vedanā) 43:39
  Akincano Marc Weber
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research

2017-01-11 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Buddhist Practice, and the Needs of Our Times 1: Bringing Wisdom and Love to All Parts of Our Lives 61:11
  Donald Rothberg
We explore the shared heart of the approaches of Buddhist practice and of the life and work of Dr. King (playing a recording of Dr. King reading "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"), pointing to how their integration is crucial to respond to the needs of our times.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2017-01-10 The Wisdom Guided Heart: The Safest Refuge (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:10
  Sylvia Boorstein
Overview of meditation techniques and how they contribute to the development of wisdom and its expression as kindness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta Retreat

2017-01-10 "Cultivating Samadhi" 58:11
  Chris Cullen
Practices for cultivating appreciative fullness and collectiveness using the Jhana factors. Hindrances are also briefly explored
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research

2017-01-10 Contemplating Body – take two (kāyānupassanā) 42:02
  Akincano Marc Weber
Involuntary and voluntary attention – attention vs. mindfulness – the notion of embodiment – pleasure and discomfort and the training of a deliberate attentional relationship. Followed by experiential exercise: Three dimensions of bodily awareness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research

2017-01-09 Spirit Rock, Taking Refuge, Monday Night Dharma Talk 62:55
  Nikki Mirghafori
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2017-01-09 Re-contextualising Mindfulness 54:32
  Akincano Marc Weber
Sati in Buddhist Psychology, sati in Mind-development, Images of sati. Establishing the Fourfold Mindfulness: (satipaṭṭhāna) as map and as four channels of experience.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research

2017-01-09 Adhiṭṭhāna Parami: Determination 53:10
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Adhiṭṭhāna parami, determination, is the driving force behind our practice. It’s like an anchor that keeps us centered and focused as the Dhamma reveals itself ... as we learn about self-view, karma, and dukkha … and it has the capacity to carry us all the way to freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2017-01-09 Buddhist Studies Course - Seven Factors of Awakening - Week 1 (2017) 1:28:08
  Mark Nunberg
This course examines the Buddha’s teachings on: mindfulness, investigation, energy, rapture, tranquility, stability of mind, and equanimity. It is the development and balancing of these seven wholesome factors that set in motion insight and the release from all grasping and stress. Here are three study resources to use as you wish, including the passage that I read from last night:
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - Seven Factors of Awakening (2017)
Attached Files:
  • Passage on the Scope of the Practice from Wings to Awakening, p. 161 by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Link)
  • The Buddha's Teachings on Mindfulness by Gil Fronsdal (Link)
  • The Investigation of What Is Important: The Second Factor of Awakening by Santikaro Bhikkhu (Link)

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