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Dharma Talks
2012-03-14 Lessons from the Kalama Sutta 28:31
  Thanissaro Bhikkhu
The Kalama Sutta is most famous for its encouragement not to place total trust in traditions and texts, but it also encourages you not to place total trust in your sense of reason and preferences. So where can you place your trust? This talk focuses on the dilemma posed by the sutta's recommendations, and the way in proposes out of the dilemma.
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2012-03-14 Feeling Tone 57:09
  Martine Batchelor
Australian Insight Meditation Network (Sine Cera Retreat Center) An Introduction to Secular Buddhism

2012-03-14 Flowering, From Within, of Self-Blessing 1:21:03
  Tara Brach
This line from poet Galway Kinnell reminds us of the possibility of meeting our inner life with a loving, healing presence. When we do, we loosen the trance of unworthiness and reconnect with our intrinsic goodness. In turn, we can offer our blessings to others--serving as reminders of the awareness and love that can blossom in all beings.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2012-03-15 08 Mara 56:38
  Stephen Batchelor
Reflections on the demonic: what rises up and limits us on the path; Mara and Namuci; the parable of the crow and the piece of rock as an alternative metaphor of freedom; the Buddha's response to Mara who appears as a farmer.
Australian Insight Meditation Network (Sine Cera Retreat Center) An Introduction to Secular Buddhism

2012-03-15 Returning to the Luminous Mind & Heart 55:39
  Mary Grace Orr
A discussion of how the mind is often clouded with unskillful states, the armies of Mara. The Four Powers (Iddhipadas) are ways to develop a more awakened mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long

2012-03-15 Third Foundation: Just This 45:09
  Rodney Smith
The Buddha seems to be suggesting to advance ourselves as little as possible in the Third Foundation. When we see what is arising minimally as "just this," we are essentially taking ourselves out of that seeing.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2012-03-15 Zen Quotes 55:20
  Martine Batchelor
Australian Insight Meditation Network (Sine Cera Retreat Center) An Introduction to Secular Buddhism

2012-03-16 Opening Talk for Insight Meditation and Qi Gong Retreat 1:19:13
  Norman Feldman
Gaia House Insight Meditation and Qi Gong Retreat

2012-03-16 09 Stream Entry 63:06
  Stephen Batchelor
Negative capability; the ambiguous nature of self; self as process; foundations of ethics; Buddha and the sick monk; definitions of stream entry: as lucid confidence, as freedom from perplexity, as abandoning three fetters; the lay sangha.
Australian Insight Meditation Network (Sine Cera Retreat Center) An Introduction to Secular Buddhism

2012-03-16 Concentration and it's Development in Practice 60:51
  Donald Rothberg
We explore (1) the nature of concentration: (2)the qualities developed in concentration practice; (3) how concentration practice (and practice in general) engenders a powerful process of purification of body, heart and mind; (4) the nature of wise effort in concentration practice (balancing active and receptive effort); and (5) the relationship of concentration and insight.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long

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