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Dharma Talks
2016-01-19 Recollection of the Buddha 48:06
  Shaila Catherine
This is the first talk in a speaker series titled "Recollective Meditations." Shaila Catherine talks about the recollection of the Buddha as contemplating a list of qualities associated with an awaken mind. We can recollect each of the different qualities as a whole contemplation in of itself. When we recollect these virtuous qualities of the Buddha, it naturally inhibits hindrances, strengthens joy, be a support for concentration, and refreshes the mind. It also serves as a protection against doubt. Because as we think again and again about the Buddha, our faith can grow stronger in the potential of awakening.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2016-01-19 Introduction to Mindfulness - Week 2 1:29:50
  Mark Nunberg
Mindfulness meditation leads to insight into the nature of our hearts and minds, revealing an inherent clarity, openness, and ease. This course includes exploration of the intention behind practice, an introduction to insight (vipassana) meditation techniques, instructions for working with common obstacles, an overview of the practices of lovingkindness, and a discussion on how mindfulness can be part of one’s daily life.
Common Ground Meditation Center

2016-01-19 Five Things Which Wake Us Up! 61:59
  Heather Sundberg
1. Wise Friends 2. Celebrating Basic Integrity 3. Hearing the Dharma 4. Wise Effort 5. Harmony with Impermanence
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2016-01-19 Monthly Sitting & Inquiry 68:57
  Gina Sharpe
These regularly scheduled evenings will begin with a guided meditation and then open up to our practice questions allowing us time to deepen in Sangha through mindful community discussion.
New York Insight Meditation Center NYI Regular Talks

2016-01-18 Mindfulness of the Mind and Mental Qualities-Week 2, Talk 36:40
  Mark Nunberg
This eleven week course focuses on the last two foundations of mindfulness outlined by the Buddha. With mindfulness of the mind and mental qualities, the Buddha invites us to notice whether the mind is with or without greed, with or without anger, and with or without delusion. We learn to discern the qualities of the mind in any moment; contracted, distracted, open and or settled. Learning to acknowledge the shape of the mind is the first step toward freeing the mind from the weight of attachment. In these teachings the Buddha encourages us to study the mind in terms of skillful frames that illuminate the moment to moment skillfulness or unskillfulness of the mind’s activity.
Common Ground Meditation Center

2016-01-18 Mindfulness of the Mind and Mental Qualities-Week 2, Meditation 24:29
  Mark Nunberg
This eleven week course focuses on the last two foundations of mindfulness outlined by the Buddha. With mindfulness of the mind and mental qualities, the Buddha invites us to notice whether the mind is with or without greed, with or without anger, and with or without delusion. We learn to discern the qualities of the mind in any moment; contracted, distracted, open and or settled. Learning to acknowledge the shape of the mind is the first step toward freeing the mind from the weight of attachment. In these teachings the Buddha encourages us to study the mind in terms of skillful frames that illuminate the moment to moment skillfulness or unskillfulness of the mind’s activity.
Common Ground Meditation Center

2016-01-17 Metta in Daily Life: Individual Practice, Relational Practice, Metta Changing the World 57:04
  Donald Rothberg
Guidance for bringing metta practice from the retreat into our daily lives, in these three inter-related areas, bringing in the voice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the last part of the talk, at the time of his birthday and the public celebration of his birthday.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta Retreat

2016-01-17 Paramis: Truthfulness, Week 2 57:42
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center

2016-01-17 Day Six: Morning Instructional Sit 42:37
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta Retreat

2016-01-16 Concentration Meditation: Purification of the Mind with Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder 3:48:41
  Tina Rasmussen
In concentration practice, we return our awareness to one object of meditation to the exclusion of everything else, thereby collecting and unifying the mind stream.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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