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Dharma Talks
2009-01-12 Learning To Open To Experience 62:07
  James Baraz
A central attitude of dharma practice is learning to open to experience instead of the typical contraction of grasping at pleasant or aversion towards unpleasant. Qualitites of opening include forgiveness, patience, sense of humor, presence and loving kindness are explored.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2009-01-12 The Capacity to Bear Reality 41:37
The heavenly messengers that set the Buddha on his quest The Buddha’s early struggle and discovery of the middle way The First Jhana and simile of the Bathman’s Apprentice Citt’ekaggata – A unified heart suffused with well being

2009-01-12 Samadhi - The Destroyer of Ignorance 37:42
The Four benefits of Samadhi The three streams of energy The Five Jhana factors

2009-01-12 From Coarse to Subtle 39:43
An exploration of that which pulls us out presence The subtle breath body & the senses
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat

2009-01-12 Stories About How Mindfulness Works 45:34
  Sylvia Boorstein
Stories about wisdom - how knowing profoundly that everything is changing, that our experience is created by myriad factors beyond our control, that acceptance and compassion create a peaceful mind - and how mindfulness creates that wisdom - paying attention
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Scientists Retreat

2009-01-12 Energy,view and Anapansati 37:43
  Ajahn Sucitto
Cittaviveka Winter Retreat

2009-01-12 Natural Mind 3-Clarity 34:46
  Ajahn Sucitto

2009-01-11 Gathered Attention Here and Now 35:27
Three supports for present moment attention Withdrawing the mind from longing and disappointment for the world Using the breath to steady attention
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat

2009-01-11 Natural Mind 2-Heart 50:01
  Ajahn Sucitto

2009-01-10 Widening Circles: Practicing Metta In The World 64:40
  Donald Rothberg
How do we bring our metta practice out from retreat into the world and our everyday lives. We look at (1) some guidelines and ways of practicing metta in our personal formal practice; (2) practicing metta in our relationships with others; and (3) the importance of metta for social healing and transformation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta

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