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2014-09-02 Ethical Practices in Cultivating the Dharma 47:04
  Tony Bernhard
This talk was given as a part of the series "Where Rubber Meets the Road: A Series on Mindful Living." Most of us come to the Buddhist practice because of meditation, and not for the precepts. In our Western culture, we have an antipathy to ethical practices. It sounds to us that ethics is about right and wrong, and rules of conduct that involve judgment. However, ethical practices according to the Buddhist understanding is an investigation to the cessation of suffering. In the Buddha's teaching of the Four Noble Truths, the fourth truth is the path that leads to the cessation of suffering. Three of the Eightfold Paths -- right speech, right action, and right livelihood -- deal with ethical practices. It's the way we live off the cushion; the way we live in interaction with other people. Notice that sila is a growth out of the Eightfold Paths, and the Eightfold Paths is the way of being without suffering. Notice also that sila consists of forms of practices, just like meditation, instead of commandments. So in our ethical practices, we ask ourselves, "What is the best action in the circumstances? What can I say or do that won't enhance suffering?" We investigate in our hearts in terms of understanding dukkha and the end of dukkha.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Where Rubber Meets the Road: A Series on Mindful Living

2014-09-02 Finding True Refuge 44:42
  Greg Scharf
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-08-31 Metta (Loving Kindness) Practice 41:03
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Cultivating the heart - metta in different directions
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Uncovering Innate Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend

2014-08-31 Bringing Your Practice into the World 61:59
  James Baraz
How your practice can unfold as yhou leave retreat includes seeing it as a path of happiness; value of opening to suffering; learning to listen to the truth inside and expressing your caring as compassionate action.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Retreat

2014-08-31 Q&A 33:07
  Ayya Anandabodhi
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2014-08-31 The Alchemy of Turning Towards What's Difficult 34:27
  Ayya Anandabodhi
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2014-08-31 Never Turn Away 27:40
  Ayya Santacittā
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2014-08-31 Guided Meditation on Arriving 44:46
  Ayya Anandabodhi
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2014-08-31 Wisely Attending To Your Nose and Other Things 49:35
  Pascal Auclair
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Uncovering Innate Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend

2014-08-31 Big Mind Meditation 42:19
  Howard Cohn
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Retreat

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