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Dharma Talks in English
2014-09-09 Flying Your Kite in Dangerous Skies 50:55
  Sandy Boucher
Some of the obstacles to creative process and ways to meet them.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Creativity

2014-09-08 Some Fruits of the Practice 57:45
  Matthew Brensilver
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-09-06 Meditation Instructions- Day 4 - Thoughts and Preception 63:57
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTIQ Community

2014-09-05 Introduction On Bring Awareness To Mind States and Guided Meditation 54:03
  Pascal Auclair
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTIQ Community

2014-09-04 In This Fathom Long Body With Its Mind and Perceptions 46:45
  Pascal Auclair
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTIQ Community

2014-09-03 Precepts as Koans 58:32
  Tony Bernhard
Precepts are Koans and not rules to follow. An invitation to look within - insights of the heart.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-09-03 Morning Instructions 57:14
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Posture, meditation instrutions for sitting and walking
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTIQ Community

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

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