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Dharma Talks
2012-03-13 Beyond I, Me, Mine 41:48
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2012-03-13 Awakening 54:52
  Martine Batchelor
Australian Insight Meditation Network (Sine Cera Retreat Center) An Introduction to Secular Buddhism

2012-03-14 07 Conditionality and The Four 58:41
  Stephen Batchelor
Insight into conditionality as the core of the Buddha's awakening; reading of and reflection on the first discourse; the process of the four: embracing dukkha, letting go of craving, experiencing the stopping of craving, cultivating the path.
Australian Insight Meditation Network (Sine Cera Retreat Center) An Introduction to Secular Buddhism

2012-03-14 The Grace of Connection 58:02
  Sylvia Boorstein
A Brahma Vihara talk that emphasizes the importance of equanimity as the foundation for metta, compassion and appreciation. Also the relationship of Wisdom and Equanimity as mutually causal, and how wisdom both sustains equanimity and is a reflection of equanimity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long

2012-03-14 Loving One's Enemies III 65:47
  Donald Rothberg
We bring in further practices and perspectives to help us work with "enemies" or "difficult persons" including various ethical, body, heart, and mind practices. We close by examining how we may sometimes project onto others our fragmented parts and thus use practice with enemies as opportunities to find greater wholeness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2012-03-14 Lessons from the Kalama Sutta 28:31
  Thanissaro Bhikkhu
The Kalama Sutta is most famous for its encouragement not to place total trust in traditions and texts, but it also encourages you not to place total trust in your sense of reason and preferences. So where can you place your trust? This talk focuses on the dilemma posed by the sutta's recommendations, and the way in proposes out of the dilemma.
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2012-03-14 Feeling Tone 57:09
  Martine Batchelor
Australian Insight Meditation Network (Sine Cera Retreat Center) An Introduction to Secular Buddhism

2012-03-14 Flowering, From Within, of Self-Blessing 1:21:03
  Tara Brach
This line from poet Galway Kinnell reminds us of the possibility of meeting our inner life with a loving, healing presence. When we do, we loosen the trance of unworthiness and reconnect with our intrinsic goodness. In turn, we can offer our blessings to others--serving as reminders of the awareness and love that can blossom in all beings.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2012-03-15 08 Mara 56:38
  Stephen Batchelor
Reflections on the demonic: what rises up and limits us on the path; Mara and Namuci; the parable of the crow and the piece of rock as an alternative metaphor of freedom; the Buddha's response to Mara who appears as a farmer.
Australian Insight Meditation Network (Sine Cera Retreat Center) An Introduction to Secular Buddhism

2012-03-15 Returning to the Luminous Mind & Heart 55:39
  Mary Grace Orr
A discussion of how the mind is often clouded with unskillful states, the armies of Mara. The Four Powers (Iddhipadas) are ways to develop a more awakened mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long

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