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Dharma Talks
2015-08-31 Growing in Wisdom and Compassion through Embracing Adversity 51:44
  Nikki Mirghafori
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2015-08-29 Untangling Through the Tangle - The hindrances as our doorway to liberation 59:45
  Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
True North Insight Freedom Through Understanding

2015-08-28 R.A.I.N. - D.R.O.P. Recognition, Acceptance, Investigation, Non-Identification and their opposites: Delusion, Resistance, Obliviousness, and Personification 58:43
  Michele McDonald
True North Insight Freedom Through Understanding

2015-08-28 The Progress Of Insight - Part 3 62:05
  Winnie Nazarko
The last talk of a series of three, this discusses practicing in the "Dukkha Nanas". stages of distress and difficulty which arise before equanimity emerges.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2015-08-27 Refinement of Mind, Part II. 53:44
  James Baraz
Last week we spoke of practice as a process of purification, refining impurities of mind like a goldsmith refines and purifies gold. This week we’ll explore how the mind is refined by understanding how to balance three qualities that all need to work together. With Metta, James
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2015-08-26 Awakening from Trance - Embracing Unlived Life 1:15:02
  Tara Brach
When physical or emotional pain is too much, our conditioning is to pull away and avoid direct contact with raw feelings. The result is a trance - we are split off from the wholeness of our aliveness, intelligence and capacity to love. This talk explores how this dissociation shows up in our lives and a powerful way that mindfulness enables us to integrate cut-off parts of our being.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2015-08-26 Meditation Supports Ethical Practice, the Heart of the Way 51:45
  Tony Bernhard
The importance of ethical practice in helping us to refrain from adding to suffering - our own and others.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2015-08-25 Refrain from Taking Intoxicants 23:19
  Jason Murphy
This is the sixth talk in a speaker series titled Ethics, Action and the Five Precepts.The five training precepts are not commandments nor are they a list of “don’t dos.” Instead, they have an over-arching principle of ahimsa, or do no harm. In other words, following the precepts can be seen as a way to stop us from spilling our suffering onto the rest of the world. In addition, the aim of observing the precepts is to allow practioners to be blameless and at ease, thereby preparing their mind for meditation. The fifth precept deals with not taking intoxicants that will lead to heedlessness. This precept is really about seeing clearly; we cannot see clearly and develop our wisdom when we intoxicate our mind.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts

2015-08-25 Mindfulness In Action 51:20
  George Mumford
Sati - Sampajanna with bare attention and mindfulness of four postures
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat

2015-08-25 The Law of Karma 59:42
  Annie Nugent
We can get caught up in speculating on karma which is something the Buddha tells us in not helpful and will make us “mad”. The most helpful way to work with karma is to see it in each moment by noticing the suffering and end of suffering dependent on whether we are grasping or meeting the moment with wisdom.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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