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Dharma Talks
2017-02-12 The Resilience and Strength of a Compassionate Heart (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:12
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Compassion is the natural expression of "presence," the availability of an unclouded mind. This talk points to our inherent resilience and wisdom in response to suffering.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long Retreat

2017-02-12 Equanimity 1:30:47
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2017-02-12 Noble Eightfold Path 11: guided dyad (pairs) meditation exploring Right Effort 12:38
  Jill Shepherd
Guided dyad meditation exploring Right Effort, beginning with separate speaker and listener (allow 3 minutes each) then open dialogue (allow 6-10 minutes)
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

2017-02-12 Noble Eightfold Path 10 talk: Right Effort 32:33
  Jill Shepherd
An exploration of Right Effort in daily life and formal meditation, with an overview of the Four Great Efforts for working skilfully with mental states
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

2017-02-11 Conceit and Latent Torments (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:23
  Bonnie Duran
This talk is about the three kinds of conceit and the four self constructions. It provides the Buddha's advice about seeing unconscious "I" making.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long Retreat

2017-02-10 Dharma Practice as a Path to Happiness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:38
  James Baraz
The Buddha said that cultivating wholesome states creates the conditions for awakening. He further said that when a wholesome state is here to maintain and increase that state. But how can we do that without it increasing attachment? This talk explores why the Buddha was called The Happy One and how to see this path not only as an end to suffering but as a deepening of true well-being on and off the cushion,
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long Retreat

2017-02-10 Came to Believe 1:52:17
  Kevin Griffin
Dharma & Recovery drop-in class on the 2nd Friday of each month from 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2017-02-09 "Anger and Hate...but here comes Kwan Yin" 58:16
  Kate Munding
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2017-02-08 Trusting Our Awakening Heart 50:51
  Tara Brach
The more we trust that our awareness and heart are awakening, the more we find ease, grace and true empowerment in our lives. This talk explores two pathways of deepening our sense of belonging and trust: direct presence with the pain of separation, and turning toward the loving presence that is increasingly manifesting through these human forms. ” … we need people who are able to respond from the heart – not from an angry or egoic reactivity, but from real wisdom.”
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-02-08 The Two Darts: Mindfulness of Vedana can Purify the Heart (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:08
  Carol Wilson
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long Retreat

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