Donate  |   Contact

The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Dharma Talks
2015-07-29 Peace is Possible in this Very Everyday Life 64:23
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2015-07-29 Reflection - The contemplative craft-Attitude vs. technique - Review of the toolbox. 41:41
  Akincano Marc Weber
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 15 to July 31 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2015-07-28 How Conduct Bears Fruit: Training in Not Killing 37:52
  Shaila Catherine
This is the second talk in a speaker series titled Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts. This talk explores kamma (karma) and the training precept to refrain from killing. The Abhidhamma presents a detailed analysis of both wholesome and unwholesome mental states to explain how some actions lead to suffering, and other actions lead to happiness. The conditions that surround an action, the intentions that instigate it, and the reflective understanding of potential consequences will influence the intensity of the patterns that affect our options. If you find that you have killed a living being, perhaps an insect, notice your mental state. Was hatred or greed present? Learn what happens in the mind to enable killing, and what happens in the mind when you refrain from killing. The act of restraint is a particularly potent action. When virtue (sila) is pure, reflections on the abstention from killing can be a source of joy. The potency of wholesome restraint can be increased by reinforcing it with the wisdom that understands the causes and end of suffering—right view of the path.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts

2015-07-28 Disentangling Self-2 45:36
  Akincano Marc Weber
Synopsis of last night - reasons for reification through attentional habits, perceptual habits and language.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 15 to July 31 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2015-07-27 Disentangling Self-1 67:49
  Akincano Marc Weber
Background of Teaching on anattatā - dimensions of impersonality - psychological models of self and possible confusions
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 15 to July 31 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2015-07-27 Awareness 62:14
  Will Kabat-Zinn
Monday Night talk
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2015-07-27 Joseph's Talk to the Spirit Rock Staff---Wise Speech 1:11:51
  Joseph Goldstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2015-07-27 Morning reflection - The elephant path - Nine stages of settling the mind 43:03
  Akincano Marc Weber
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 15 to July 31 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2015-07-26 Purity and Purification 49:24
  Chas DiCapua
Our practice cycles between experiencing freedom of heart and that which binds the heart to suffering. Both are equally onward leading
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight Meditation Retreat for 18–32 Year Olds

2015-07-26 Loving the House that Ego Built 2:31:29
  Howard Cohn
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Creative
                             Commons Logo