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Dharma Talks
2008-07-05 Unprepared 68:52
  Eugene Cash
This talk was co-created with the participants of a beginners retreat at Spirit Rock. It was based on their experience and themes raised about practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation

2008-07-05 The Four Elements Practice; The Buddha As Our Role Model 61:22
  Tina Rasmussen
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: overview of the Four Elements meditation practice; the history of the practice over the eons; the Buddha as our role model; inspiration for the practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-07-05 The Four Elements Practice; The Buddha As Our Role Model 61:22
  Stephen Snyder
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: overview of the Four Elements meditation practice; the history of the practice over the eons; the Buddha as our role model; inspiration for the practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-07-05 Opening Talk for the Meditation and Study Retreat 38:25
  Martine Batchelor
This is the opening talk for a retreat that aims to integrate the practice of meditation with the ideas and doctrines that support and illuminate such practice. This talk also includes Stephen Batchelor.
Gaia House Meditation And Study Retreat

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

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