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Dharma Talks
2017-04-01 The Neurology of Awakening Part One 1:11:24
  Rick Hanson
This workshop will cover the relationship between the mind and brain; strengthening neural factors of mindfulness; the role of concentration in Buddhist practice and practical help from brain research for steadying and quieting the mind and bringing it to singleness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2017-04-01 Saturday Sutta/Pali Class with Bhante Gunaratana : Samyutta Nikaya : Nidana Samyutta # 1 : 12 Part Series on Dependent Origination 67:34
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Bhante G begins a 12+ part series on Dependent Origination, speaking about Ignorance.
Bhavana Society of West Virginia

2017-03-31 Open Awareness Instructions & Q&A 54:36
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Day 4 instructions morning practice period, plus questions and answers. Last full day of retreat.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight and Awakening: The Liberating Art of Samatha-Vipassana

2017-03-30 "The Problem With Being a Good Meditator" 53:57
  James Baraz
At times our meditation practice is a powerful delicious experience. The factors of awakening like concentration, calm, joy or equanimity may be strong. As wonderful as that is, the mind can easily grasp as if that were the real goal of practice. But when we're attached or take ownership of those states they become a trap--sometimes referred to as the stink of enlightenment--and we miss the true freedom that practice can reveal.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2017-03-30 Some Different Ways of Looking at Dharma Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:01
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Different perspectives on dharma and retreat. Practice as an act of devotion, purification, lab experiment and more.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight and Awakening: The Liberating Art of Samatha-Vipassana

2017-03-30 Day Three: Afternoon Instructions- Unstoppable Friendliness 59:03
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Guided Metta-well wishing (Q&A). Loving kindness to benefactor, friend, neutral person, self.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight and Awakening: The Liberating Art of Samatha-Vipassana

2017-03-30 Day 6 - Ways of Looking - Anatta, not self 59:17
  Zohar Lavie
Instructions in the hall - bringing awareness to the interconnected nature of all phenomena and their lack of inherent self existence
Sangha Seva Dharmalaya Silent Retreat

2017-03-30 Day Three: Morning Instructions-Vedana (feeling tone) 52:57
  Will Kabat-Zinn
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight and Awakening: The Liberating Art of Samatha-Vipassana

2017-03-29 Emptiness, Self and Dependent Arising 50:30
  Zohar Lavie
Sangha Seva Dharmalaya Silent Retreat

2017-03-29 Healing Addiction: De-conditioning the Hungry Ghosts 52:38
  Tara Brach
This talk examines the suffering that arises when due to unmet needs for love and safety, our desire becomes narrowed and fixated on substitute gratifications. We then explore how we can bring mindfulness and self-compassion to the habits of obsessing, over-consuming and hurting ourselves and others that keep us from true happiness, connectedness and peace.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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