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Dharma Talks
2011-04-20 World as Lover, World as Self 37:52
  Joanna Macy
Four ways the world has been seen: as a battlefield, a trap, a lover, as self. Honoring indigenous peoples' capacity for gratitude.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center World as Lover, World as Self

2011-04-20 Experiential Wisdom 58:49
  Martine Batchelor
What should we rely on when practising? An exploration of the four reliances found in Zen texts. Also looking at the actualisation of experiential wisdom in daily life.
Gaia House The Zen Retreat

2011-04-19 Four Elements Meditation—Instructional Talk and Guided Meditation 41:58
  Shaila Catherine
This talk introduces the Four Elements Meditation as a systematic method for developing mindfulness of the body. A guided meditation and instructions are provided that reveal the body as a dynamic interaction of characteristics classified as earth (hardness, roughness, heaviness, softness, smoothness, lightness), water (flowing, cohesion), fire (heat, cold), and wind (supporting, pushing).
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks—2011

2011-04-19 Four Domains of Mindfulness - Flame of Awareness 7:13
  Steven Smith
Hollyhock :  Metta Vipassana with Mindful Movement

2011-04-19 Where the Mind has Nowhere to Rest 65:42
  Stephen Batchelor
Hui-neng's definition of sitting meditation; the middle way as the avoiding of the 'deadends' of existence and non-existence; the Greek philosopher Pyrrho as an example of a similar attitude; Hui-ko asks Bodhidharma to 'set his mind at rest'; the infinity of things; emptiness as the unfindability of things; to question 'what is this' is the practice of such emptiness that neither affirms nor denies anything.
Gaia House The Zen Retreat

2011-04-19 The Five Controlling Faculties 1:10:28
  Sayadaw Vivekananda
Mountain Hermitage Vivekananda

2011-04-18 Skillful means - The Vipassana Toolbox 50:09
  Michele McDonald
Hollyhock :  Metta Vipassana with Mindful Movement

2011-04-18 Garden of the Heart 60:13
  Jack Kornfield
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2011-04-18 Bringing Practice Into Daily Life 0:10
  James Baraz
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-04-17 Coming to Terms with Birth and Death 49:09
  Stephen Batchelor
Reflections on the nature of 'religion'; the Buddha's awakening as a resolution of the questions posed by life itself; Zen as a 'direct pointing to the heart, independent of scripture'; the aim of Buddhist practice is the achievement of autonomy; towards the possibility of a 'secular religion'.
Gaia House The Zen Retreat

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