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Dharma Talks
2016-04-01 The Path of Practice 59:46
  Mark Coleman
This talk explains the Four Noble Truths and how we learn to meet difficult experience with wisdom, not reactivity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation for the Curious Retreat

2016-03-31 Skillful Paths of Speech 50:55
  Jenny Wilks
This is the second talk in a 3-part speaker series titled "Pathways of Skillful Action". Jenny Wilks talks about the importance of speech in our practice of ethics, and four kinds of skillful speech according to the Buddha: avoiding false, divisive, harsh or meaningless speech, and cultivating their opposites.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2016-03-31 "Sacred Activism Part. 3: Working with Anger and Frustration" often natural responses to news". 56:00
  James Baraz
Hello Friends, I'll be continuing the series of Sacred Activism talks on how to bring our dharma practice to working skillfully with current events. We've explored compassionate action ("The Line Between Politics & Moral Imperative") and humility ("We Don't Know What We Don't Know"). I hope you join us.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2016-03-31 Taking it Home 31:20
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Applying Dhamma principles in daily life
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Finding Inner Peace: Monastic Retreat

2016-03-31 Meditation on the Formless 52:10
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Guided meditation on the formless abidings
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Finding Inner Peace: Monastic Retreat

2016-03-30 Interdependence: Meditation and the Ecology of the Heart 61:44
  Myoshin Kelley
Common Ground Meditation Center

2016-03-30 Embodied Awareness – Pain and Living Fully – Part 3 1:13:26
  Tara Brach
The experiences we most value – feeling creative, loving, vital – require being awake in our bodies. Yet when faced with physical pain, our conditioning is to pull away from our bodies, and get lost in thoughts. This talk offers guidance in working mindfully with different levels of pain, as we cultivate our capacity to live from an embodied presence and open heart. After the talk, Tara offers a short period of question and response on embodiment.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2016-03-30 The Power of Metta 66:11
  Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni
The practice of metta concentration leading to liberation
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Finding Inner Peace: Monastic Retreat

2016-03-30 Grieving the Loss of a Mother - A Tribute to Bernice Rothberg 67:25
  Donald Rothberg
A remembrance of Donald's mother, Bernice, five weeks after her death (4 weeks were in retreat), identifying the main spiritual themes of her life (love and family, music and beauty, and social justice), and exploring the dynamics and sequence of Donald's grieving process.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
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  • Photo of Donald and Bernice (JPG)

2016-03-29 Mindfulness Internally: Insight and Freedom 39:56
  Jenny Wilks
This is the first talk of a two-part talk titled "Mindfulness, Insight, and Compassion." According to Jenny Wilkes, "mindfulness" is becoming such a commonly used term that its depth and liberating potential may be underestimated or misunderstood. The Buddha's teaching on establishing mindfulness (the Satipatthana Sutta) invites us to cultivate mindfulness both "internally" -- a deep awareness of our inner experience in order to cultivate liberating insight -- and "externally" -- an open-hearted awareness of others in order to cultivate an ethical and compassionate response. The two-part talk explores how together these can support our mindfulness practice so that it becomes, as the Buddha described it, a "direct path to awakening."
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

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