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Dharma Talks
2008-07-04 Am I Going To Get Jhana? Talk #3 1:11:33
  Tina Rasmussen
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: purification of mind as it's own reward; what is purification of mind?; working with hindrances; the purification of striving; holding the possibility of attainment with maturity.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-07-04 Am I Going To Get Jhana? Talk #3 1:11:33
  Stephen Snyder
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: purification of mind as it's own reward; what is purification of mind?; working with hindrances; the purification of striving; holding the possibility of attainment with maturity.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-07-03 First Sit To First Jhana - talk #2 49:55
  Tina Rasmussen
This talk was given by both Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: landmarks leading up to first jhana; how to apply skillful effort; overview of the jhana factors; and actions that support practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-07-03 First Sit To First Jhana - talk #2 49:55
  Stephen Snyder
This talk was given by both Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: landmarks leading up to first jhana; how to apply skillful effort; overview of the jhana factors; and actions that support practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-07-03 Why Do Intensive Retreat Practice? 55:52
  James Baraz
Why would you do a silent meditation retreat? This talk explores the value and experience of silent retreat practice. Along with James, Kate Janke, who returned from sitting a month at the Forest Refuge in Barre, Massachusetts, a few days before this was recorded, shares her thoughts and personal experience of retreat practice.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2008-07-02 Conscious Activity 1:19:34
  Tara Brach
Most meditation guidance is aimed at formal sitting practice. Yet we spend much of our lives "doing" activities and often, in a way that lacks presence. This talk explores the practical ways that we can transform ego-based doing into activity that is aligned with our heart and expresses our natural creativity, joy and wisdom.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2008-07-02 Equanimity - The Ocean Of Experience 50:22
  Larry Yang
The last of the seven factors of awakening. What is equanimity as a practice and how does it impact communities who have experienced trauma.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center People of Color Retreat

2008-07-02 What Is The Jhana Practice? #1 66:22
  Tina Rasmussen
This talk includes: how the jhanas fit into Buddhist practice; overview of the entire samatha practice; the three types of concentration; and differences from other practices.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-07-02 What Is The Jhana Practice? #1 66:22
  Stephen Snyder
This talk was given by both Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder: how the jhanas fit into Buddhist practice; overview of the entire samatha practice; the three types of concentration; and differences from other practices.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-07-01 Tranquility And Concentration 53:07
  Gina Sharpe
Two necessary factors in realizing the already awakened mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center People of Color Retreat

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