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Dharma Talks
2013-06-18 Dependent Origination: Contact 59:34
  Rodney Smith
Think of the senses as six channels that are constantly flooding the brain with raw data while the brain attempts to coordinate this barrage of input into a meaningful presentation of events. The brain selects what data it will focus upon and leaves the rest out. When the particular sense data is allowed to make its way into consciousness, we call that, "contact," which is the sixth link in Dependent Origination. After contact is made various formations of mind encircle the contacted sense impression with perception, recognition, and memory. Now the contact becomes connected to all the other data, and actions are taken in relationship to the definition the contact (now the focus of experience) is given. Is this significant or not, how does this fit within my worldview, and shall I approach or avoid? If there is unconscious contact, we will likely see unconscious action, and if there is conscious contact then the action will not come from the past conditioning of the mind but spontaneously from what is.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection Dependent Origination

2013-06-18 Radiating Metta To A Difficult Person 66:51
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Dealing with a difficult person when sending metta.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center People of Color Retreat

2013-06-18 Morning Guided Meditation 42:48
  Sayadaw U Tejaniya
Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary :  Sayadaw U Tejaniya Meditation Retreat at Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary, 2013

2013-06-18 Four Foundations of Mindfulness 23:21
  Bob Stahl
Insight Santa Cruz

2013-06-17 More than an amoeba... 62:28
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Working with feelings.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2013-06-17 Mindfulness of Feelings, Mind and Dhammas 58:21
  Marcia Rose
Mountain Hermitage Sayadaw Vivekananda and Marcia Rose

2013-06-17 Attitudes Do Matter in Mindfulness Meditation 64:24
  Sayadaw Vivekananda
Mountain Hermitage Sayadaw Vivekananda and Marcia Rose

2013-06-17 Samvega, Spiritual Urgency 56:36
  Marcia Rose
Mountain Hermitage Sayadaw Vivekananda and Marcia Rose

2013-06-17 Instructions 1:34:40
  Sayadaw Vivekananda
Mountain Hermitage Sayadaw Vivekananda and Marcia Rose

2013-06-17 Metta - The Heart of Love 54:49
  Spring Washam
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat, June 2013

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