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Dharma Talks
2010-10-18 Entering the Stream 61:33
  Stephen Batchelor
The parable of the ancient city as a template for a secular Buddhism, i.e. how the four truths and conditioned arising provide a framework for a new culture or civilisation; further reflection on "fully knowing dukkha" in terms of its cognitive, affective and aesthetic implications; how stream entry entails autonomy, as well as confirmed confidence in Buddha, dharma and sangha; the humanised Buddha as the appropriate model for one's practice of the dharma not the arahant.
Australian Insight Meditation Network Teachers' retreat at Springbrook, Queensland, Australia

2010-10-18 Stillness and Movement 53:46
  Catherine McGee
Sometimes we long for stillness and for all activity to come to rest. Sometimes we long for movement and can't bare to be still any longer. In using the practices of stillness and movement of body we start to study this dynamic, and we see the inner life of stillness and movement and how suffering arises through not fully understanding this play: either we get hooked into the things that move because they catch our attention, or we want to reject them for the same reasons. Coming to a wise relationship with stillness and movement brings more rest in a world of things that move.
Gaia House Stillness and Movement Insight Meditation and Qi Gong

2010-10-18 Holistic Acceptance 23:10
  Ajahn Sucitto
Cittaviveka Second Vassa Group Retreat

2010-10-17 Going Beyond the Hindrances 56:28
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2010-10-17 Embracing Dukkha 60:55
  Stephen Batchelor
Reflections on the Buddha's first sermon: how the four noble truths are a translation of the principle of conditioned arising into a way of life; the middle way as avoiding the two dead ends of worldliness and religiosity; the four truths as prescriptions rather than descriptions, as a sequence of tasks to perform rather than a set of doctrines to believe; the first truth as fully knowing dukkha both in depth and breadth.
Australian Insight Meditation Network Teachers' retreat at Springbrook, Queensland, Australia

2010-10-17 Spaciousness 50:40
  Brad Richecoeur
Gaia House Stillness and Movement Insight Meditation and Qi Gong

2010-10-17 A Place Of Non-Reaction 27:40
  Ajahn Sucitto
Cittaviveka Second Vassa Group Retreat

2010-10-16 The Great Question, Investigation and Doubt 41:54
  Winnie Nazarko
The great question, our deepest personal concern, can empower our practice, and motivate investigation of reality. But doubt can undermine our commitment to practice if we do not recognize it.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2010-10-16 A Good Conversation 45:45
  Barbara Kaufman
A talk about painting and the creative process and the importance of being willing to be in the not-knowing with what's going to happen.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and the Spirit of Creativity

2010-10-16 From Place to Ground 59:57
  Stephen Batchelor
An analysis of the Buddha's account of his awakening in the Discourse on the Noble Quest (M. 26) as an existential shift from attachment to a 'place' to the seeing of the twofold 'ground' of conditioned arising and nibbana, followed by a psychological interpretation the subsequent passage which describes how, inspired by the god Brahma, he set off to teach his first sermon in Isipatana (Sarnath).
Australian Insight Meditation Network Teachers' retreat at Springbrook, Queensland, Australia

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