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Dharma Talks
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)

2017-01-09 Guided meditation on body & body-awareness 43:21
  Akincano Marc Weber
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research

2017-01-08 Appreciative Joy (Mudita) - Week 1 - Talk 53:42
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2017-01-08 16 Instructions: Integrating Practice Into Daily Life 13:44
  Jill Shepherd
Cultivating equanimity and ways to continuing deepening the practice at home
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings

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