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Dharma Talks
2013-05-23 Guided Meditation Day 3 50:52
  Pascal Auclair
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Awakening in the Body Retreat

2013-05-23 Faith 50:26
  James Baraz
How the practice develops the quality of Saddha, a heartfelt confidence and trust in the practice and in our capacity to wake up.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2013-05-23 Retreat - Mindfulness of the Body 60:46
  Bob Stahl
Insight Santa Cruz

2013-05-22 Anyone Feeling Hindered? 52:22
  Pascal Auclair
Wisely attending to what hinders life.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Awakening in the Body Retreat

2013-05-22 Being to Being - Loving Beyond the Trance 1:22:52
  Tara Brach
We have strong conditioning to relate to each other from a sense of separateness--persona to persona. This talk looks at what traps us in egoic relating and how several simple yet powerful reflections can open us to pure, unconditioned loving.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2013-05-22 Dependent Origination V- Liberative Dependent Origination 61:30
  Donald Rothberg
The last in a series of talks--an outline of the twelve factors of "liberative" or "transcendental" dependent origination, an analysis of the cycle leading from being able to work with suffering through to liberation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2013-05-22 Four Foundations of Mindfulness 20:28
  Mary Grace Orr
Insight Santa Cruz

2013-05-21 Worldly And Unworldly Feelings 62:43
  Joseph Goldstein
Understanding which feelings condition defilements and which feelings lead to a deeper happiness and awakening.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2013 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2013-05-21 The Dharma is Not an Escape - The Way Out is In 38:49
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2013-05-21 Dependent Origination: Name and Form 61:51
  Rodney Smith
Consciousness processes the mental formations by labeling and calling them something. Suddenly from a vague appearance arises the names and forms of life as we know it. Nama Rupa (name and form) arises from the fertile ground of mental formations and consciousness whose empty nature is confused by ignorance. To be called something, content requires information imparted about its nature. For example, we say an object is round, red, smooth, and small. Having recognized those traits through memory, we amass the data and call the object an "apple." The name we give separates it from the rest of the content before us. When we are hungry, "apple" rises to the forefront of all other forms. When we are not, it falls back and is barely noticed. The mental formations that encircle the words determine the object's importance to us. Consciousness is now ready to develop a narrative about the relative relationships between the objects, and where there is a story there will be a storyteller.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection Dependent Origination

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