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Dharma Talks
2009-01-24 Samadhi in the Practice of Emptiness 44:40
  Rob Burbea
Please note that these talks are from a 4 week retreat for experienced meditators. The talks and meditations can be listened to in any order or individually, but as they progressively unfold different levels of understanding of Emptiness, they will probably be more fully understood and the practices more easily developed if taken in series
Gaia House Meditation on Emptiness (2009)

2009-01-23 Turning Into The Skid 60:06
  Bob Stahl
Waking up to aging, illness and death. Turning into emotional pain. How to grow a meditation practice that holds it all.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Dharma

2009-01-23 The Heroic Human Heart 31:55
An abandoned old lady Bearing reality of being human With patience obstruction drop away Like walking into the mist The more the suffering, the more the bliss Indestructible Heart
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat

2009-01-22 Barack Obama's Inauguration In The Context Of Dharma Practice 50:01
  James Baraz
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2009-01-22 Where Letting Go and Embracing the World Meet 39:18
Compassion says ‘I am Everything’ - Wisdom ‘I am Nothing’ Where emptiness leans into aversion and compassion into grasping Ajahn Chah’s reflection on teachings as way of providing balance Metta and the attendant blessings of metta Meeting English football hooligans
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat

2009-01-22 Intention 39:22
  Mary Grace Orr
Insight Santa Cruz

2009-01-21 The Courage To Awaken 1:17:48
  Tara Brach
Courage is the greatness of heart that allows us, in the face of fear, to be true to what matters. This talk is a reflection on how we can become increasingly courageous in those parts of our lives where we have held back from living and loving fully.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-01-21 Gentling The Mind 36:42
  Ajahn Sucitto
Cittaviveka Winter Retreat

2009-01-20 Practice Q and A 58:13
  Rodney Smith
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

2009-01-20 Emptying the Boulders of the Mind 43:10
Using the breath to steady the mind, to reflect on impermanence and to see ‘non ownership’ The boulder is not heavy if you don’t pick it up This is ‘how it is’ – methods to access the third noble truth Replacing reactivity with mindfulness – the flood stopper
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat

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