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Dharma Talks
2014-10-24 Stages of enlightenment: The 10 Fetters 56:26
  Sally Clough Armstrong
This talk discusses the traditional understanding of the four stages of awakening, where the 10 Fetters are progressively decreased or abandoned.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-10-24 The Unadorned Awareness of What Is 42:06
  Jose Reissig
An invitation to experience life through our direct connection with our five senses and through their reverberations in our hearts and minds.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Insight Meditation Retreat

2014-10-23 Happiness At the Happiness Of Others 49:25
  Winnie Nazarko
A description of the beautiful quality of Mudita (appreciative joy) and how it can be developed
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

2014-10-23 "I Just Can't Decide!" - Wise Discernment in Daily Life 58:10
  James Baraz
We are continuously faced with decisions in our lives. Some are minor while others are more significant. How can we skillfully choose between all the options?
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2014-10-23 Embodying the Awakened Belly 53:18
  Leela Sarti
A talk on trust, deep quiet sensing and wonderful emptiness and nothingness as the deepest nature of reality.
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

2014-10-22 Part 2: Happiness 1:18:09
  Tara Brach
The Buddha said that he would not teach about happiness if it were not possible to realize this experience of peace and deep well-being. In this three part series, we explore two kinds of happiness - that which arises out of particular causes and the experience of “happy for no reason.” The talks examine the attachments that block happiness, ways to “gladden the mind,” and the liberating presence that naturally expresses as pure happiness. 
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2014-10-22 Who Am I ? 56:57
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

2014-10-22 Ethical Practice 3 - Deepening Our Ethical Practice 60:54
  Donald Rothberg
Starting with the observation that often our ethical practice may be taken for granted, we look for ways to deepen our practice. We look to find our own personal ethical learning and practice, whether related to the individual, relational or social aspects of our ethical practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-10-21 Kamma and Intention: A Fresh Start 24:54
  Shaila Catherine
This talk was given as a part of the series "Enhancing Mindfulness Skills: A Seven-Week Series Dedicated to Cultivating Transformative Insight." Action influenced by intention is called kamma in the Pali language or karma in Sanskrit. We condition patterns, habits, and create pleasant or painful results through repeated intentional actions. The key to working with our patterns is not in the past, it is how we relate to present events. We are not condemned to dwell in any mental state. We have the potential to disentangle ourselves from suffering and cease creating causes for suffering. When we are mindful, we can notice the process that occurs between a stimulus and our response. Then, supported by calmness, wisdom, and clear intention, we stop reacting to life through the conditioned force of habit and may experience a truly spontaneous, free response to life.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2014-10-21 The Heart Centre and Earthly Awakening 48:52
  Leela Sarti
The heart is where things are made personal. The outrageous heart puts gentle, clear pressure on all our defenses and structures. To learn to stay with things, with presence, opens the heart to its true capacity, opens our life and accelerates our metabolization of experience.As we open to life we can rediscover our belonging to the ancient and venerable sangha of all beings. Craving, aversion and delusion within the human mind and heart is the root cause of our own suffering, and the cause of global destruction of land, of water and beings. We can make our heart and mind a good place to live. For our own well-being and for the love of the earth and the divesity of beings.
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

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