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2015-08-01 I've Got You (Under My Skin) 43:17
  Ofosu Jones-Quartey
A Talk About Connection
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Family Retreat

2015-07-30 Metta for Self, Others and Self-and-others. 39:46
  Gil Fronsdal
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Family Retreat

2015-07-29 The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Working with Attachment and Addiction 49:13
  Tara Brach
In Buddhist cosmology the torment of intense desire that can never really be satisfied is depicted as the realm of Hungry Ghosts. This talk explores the attachments and addictions that so many of us struggle with, and the teachings and practices that can liberate us.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2015-07-29 Peace is Possible in this Very Everyday Life 64:23
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2015-07-28 How Conduct Bears Fruit: Training in Not Killing 37:52
  Shaila Catherine
This is the second talk in a speaker series titled Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts. This talk explores kamma (karma) and the training precept to refrain from killing. The Abhidhamma presents a detailed analysis of both wholesome and unwholesome mental states to explain how some actions lead to suffering, and other actions lead to happiness. The conditions that surround an action, the intentions that instigate it, and the reflective understanding of potential consequences will influence the intensity of the patterns that affect our options. If you find that you have killed a living being, perhaps an insect, notice your mental state. Was hatred or greed present? Learn what happens in the mind to enable killing, and what happens in the mind when you refrain from killing. The act of restraint is a particularly potent action. When virtue (sila) is pure, reflections on the abstention from killing can be a source of joy. The potency of wholesome restraint can be increased by reinforcing it with the wisdom that understands the causes and end of suffering—right view of the path.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2015-07-27 Awareness 62:14
  Will Kabat-Zinn
Monday Night talk
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2015-07-27 Joseph's Talk to the Spirit Rock Staff---Wise Speech 1:11:51
  Joseph Goldstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2015-07-25 Taking the Practice Home 43:09
  Pascal Auclair
Learning to take care of this psycho-physical little system. Hopefully we learn to take care of the bigger systems we are part of-Systems of oppression included.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Insight Meditation Retreat

2015-07-25 Presence, Intention and Attention 61:35
  Oren J. Sofer
Barre Center For Buddhist Studies The Path of Wise Speech: Living the Teachings

2015-07-23 Emptiness, Luminosity, Responsiveness 58:40
  Joseph Goldstein
When compassion and emptiness are both present, enlightenment is unavoidable.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Insight Meditation Retreat

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