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Dharma Talks
2011-04-20 Part 2 - Realizing True Well-being 1:23:21
  Tara Brach
Buddhist psychology and the Western oriented field of positive psychology agree: How we pay attention determines whether we live primarily in fear and judgment, or happiness and peace. This two part series explores the teachings, practices and attitudes that enable us to live a meaningful life with a heart that is "happy for no reason."
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2011-04-21 An Ordinary Person's Life 60:49
  Stephen Batchelor
The story of Ch'an Master Teshan; through Ch'an (Zen) the Chinese make Buddhism their own - a similar challenge faces us in the West today; the practice of 'What is this?' is the practice of the First Noble Truth: dukkha; how Zen fits into the context of the Four Truths; the Four Truths and the Four Great Vows; the self who practices the path is neither existent nor non-existent; Layman P'ang: chopping wood and carrying water.
Gaia House The Zen Retreat

2011-04-21 6. Concentration (samadhi) 51:57
  James Baraz
Sixth talk in an 8-week series on the 7 Factors of Awakening that began with an overview on March 10, 2011.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-04-21 Practice-Reconnecting and Identity 25:04
  Wes Nisker
Spirit Rock Meditation Center World as Lover, World as Self

2011-04-21 Honoring our Pain for the World 31:19
  Joanna Macy
Tibetan prophecy, Shambala warriors, etc.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center World as Lover, World as Self

2011-04-21 The Seven Factors of Awakening - Everything We Need Is Already There 46:44
  Steven Smith
Hollyhock :  Metta Vipassana with Mindful Movement

2011-04-21 Transforming Judgments is Possible 57:36
  Heather Sundberg
Through personal stories, practical techniques and humor, the talk outlines five areas for working with judgments: 1. Mindfulness of Body 2. RAIN Practice 3. Heart Practices 4. Learning about patterns 5. Value of wise friends
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Transforming the Judgmental Mind

2011-04-22 Ethics and Compassion 67:45
  Martine Batchelor
Looking at the three trainings of ethics, meditation and wisdom and their application in daily life with the help of ethics and compassion.
Gaia House The Zen Retreat

2011-04-22 Thoughts about Thinking 1:31:07
  Wes Nisker
Also Big Sky Meditation; Q&A-including reflections on Ancestor Walk and Truth Mandala from day before
Spirit Rock Meditation Center World as Lover, World as Self

2011-04-22 The Great Turning Stories and Exercise 56:10
  Joanna Macy
The Three Stories of: 1) business as usual, 2) the great unraveling, and 3) the great turning. Exercise-7 generation present meeting future with questions and mike passed for reactions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center World as Lover, World as Self

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