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Dharma Talks
2016-01-11 Mindfulness of the Mind and Mental Qualities-Week 1, Meditation 21:05
  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

2016-01-10 Guided Meditation - Creating A Field Of Friendliness 34:18
  Pascal Auclair
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Joy on the Path: Insight Meditation Retreat

2016-01-10 Paramis: Truthfulness, Week 1 53:39
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center

2016-01-10 Joy and Gladdening 47:01
  Lila Kate Wheeler
How opening the heart is a basis for joy - taking in the good.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Joy on the Path: Insight Meditation Retreat

2016-01-10 Morning Instructions 42:23
  Pascal Auclair
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Joy on the Path: Insight Meditation Retreat

2016-01-10 Closing Talk 52:07
  Ajahn Sucitto
moving out of the retreat form; honouring others; unresponsive cittas and microphones; recognizing and using the underlying foundation with confidence; empathy and sympathy for ourselves and others from a confident citta; connections to others; story of the calm and loving peace activist; recommending skillful means: using the 5 precepts to bear the welfare of others in mind and to cultivate respect for oneself; offering value to each other; cultural themes – intention and convention; using the pause; top down morality; guilt and confession, unskillfulness of some religious forms ; sila - being clear about intention to help the citta; finding balance and clarity; skillful use of the restful aspects of meditation; common social behaviours, gossip and fuzziness of intention; ongoing attunement of attention to what really counts; your citta has the capacity for great well being and clarity; respecting and gladdening the citta and spending time each day listening to the citta; reflection on the triangular mural in the hall; the earth touching mudra; dealing with mundane busyness in life; using the 10 second pause to touch your own earth element and call on the earth mother

2016-01-10 Morning Chanting in Pali and leading to guided meditation 50:36
  Ajahn Sucitto

2016-01-09 Suffusion with the Divine Abidings – Pali chanting 4:06
  Ajahn Sucitto

2016-01-09 Introduction talk, first night of the retreat 58:22
  Pascal Auclair
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Joy on the Path: Insight Meditation Retreat

2016-01-09 Q and A 44:55
  Ajahn Sucitto
Please give examples of how to cultivate right view within and outside meditation

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