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Dharma Talks
2009-06-09 Practicing with the Four Noble Truths 60:04
  Howard Cohn
The Buddha's awakening and prescription for practicing the Four Noble Truths.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Dharma Meditation Retreat

2009-06-09 Equanimity 41:43
  Shaila Catherine
This talk explores equanimity as the fourth of the four qualities called Brahma Viharas. Previous talks in this series addressed loving kindness, compassion, and appreciative joy. Equanimity allows us to remain present and awake with the fact of things—equally close to the things we like and the things we dislike. It is important to develop equanimity in two arenas: 1) in response to pleasant and painful feelings, and 2) regarding the future results of our actions. Equanimity develops in meditation and in life. We can use unexpected events that we cannot control to develop this quality. Our job is not to judge our experiences, but to be present and respond wisely. Equanimity is a beautiful mental factor that can feel like freedom, but if "I" and "mine" still operate, there is still work to be done. Many suggestions are offered for cultivating equanimity.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Four Brahma Viharas
In collections Four Brahma Viharas The Ten Paramis

2009-06-10 The Magic Show of the Mind 34:58
Gaia House Wings of Awakening

2009-06-10 The Regal Tree 48:09
Gaia House Wings of Awakening

2009-06-10 Practicing with Anger, Pt I 60:12
  Donald Rothberg
For many of us, it is hard to know how to practice with anger. We explore some of the reasons for confusion about anger, including the mixed messages we get about anger in many settings, the different connotations of what is translated as "anger" East and West, and the conditioning around anger. We then outline three ways of more "inner" work with anger, through 1) mindfulness, 2) reflections and 3) heart practices like lovingkindness, compassion and forgiveness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2009-06-10 Life Experiences Along the Path 1:27:27
  Bhante Khippapanno
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 2009 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2009-06-10 Happiness of Equanimity 55:58
  Rebecca Bradshaw
Cultivating an open and peaceful heart by investigating reality and opening to life as it is.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Mind and Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat

2009-06-10 Don't Know Mind 1:14:31
  Tara Brach
Thoughts, and more broadly, conceptual knowledge, cannot lead to the direct realization of truth, of reality. While thoughts are an essential part of surviving and thriving, spiritual awakening only becomes possible when we step out of the trance of thinking. This talk invites listeners into the radical openness and freedom of not-knowing.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-06-10 The Magic Show of the Mind 34:58
Gaia House The Wings of Awakening

2009-06-10 The Regal Tree 48:09
Gaia House The Wings of Awakening

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