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2009-01-02 Being In The Ocean Of Life 49:31
  Yanai Postelnik
Learning to let go asks us to trust in the uncontrollable fluidity of life as a medium which holds us, and in which we can open to our deepest nature, which is indestructible.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Resolutions of the Heart: New Year’s Retreat

2009-01-02 Big Mind Meditation 40:07
  John Travis
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Years Retreat

2009-01-02 Ready Or Not 62:58
  John Travis
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Years Retreat

2009-01-02 Tidying Up 34:13
  Ajahn Sucitto

2009-01-02 Journey to a Bow 48:22
  Christina Feldman
This talk explores the conceit of self-superiority, inferiority and equality. The conceit of self impacts upon our lives - the understanding of it liberates the heart.
Gaia House Stillness and Insight - The New Year's Retreat

2009-01-01 Buddhist Songs Of Enlightenment 62:19
  Rev. Heng Sure
Rev. Heng Sure uses his 12 string guitar and a beautiful singing voice reminiscent of Bill Monroe to interpret three songs from a variety of Buddhist traditions about the process of enlightenment. The first is called the "Ballad of Yashodhara;" and gives voice to Prince Siddhartha’s agonizing choices as he prepares to renounce the householder’s life. His resolve to defeat impermanence compels him to say goodbye to his beloved wife and venture into the unknown in search of awakening. The second song is the entire Mahamangala Sutta, "The Buddha’s Teachings on Blessings.” Rev. Heng Sure invites the assembly to sing along with the Buddha’s advice in response a deva who comes asking Buddha how to live correctly and wisely. The third is a selection of verses from Tang Dynasty Chan Master Master Yongjia's “Song of Enlightenment.” Rev. Heng Sure tells the interesting story of this monk's certification by the Sixth Chinese Patriarch. Heng Sure's tells the story in a down-to-earth fashion. The song itself expresses Yongjia's understanding of the Buddha Nature within. The first verse goes: "Don't seek for the true; don't cut off out the false. Know that false and true alike are gone without a trace. Now not a trace itself is gone; then empty emptiness: You've found the Thus Come One's true mark where nothing can't exist."
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2009-01-01 Giving & Receiving-The Seamless Circle Of Generosity 1:11:31
  Marcia Rose
An inner wealth of generosity is a powerful medicine. As our heart heals and opens the wholesome energies of giving and receiving grow and flow within us. We begin to live this seemless circle quite naturally as who we are.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2009 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2009-01-01 Knowing Limitless Freedom 54:58
  Sharda Rogell
What is left when we let go of the mental activity of objectifying, and solidifying our reality? What happens when we see into the empty nature of conditioned phenomenon?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Years Retreat

2009-01-01 Hindrances 42:58
  Ajahn Sucitto

2009-01-01 Intimacy and Stillness 41:10
  Catherine McGee
Gaia House Stillness and Insight - The New Year's Retreat

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