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2014-08-21 The Secret Instruction To Open Your heart And Deepen Your Mindfulness Practice 48:56
  James Baraz
You're probably very familiar with the power of mindfulness. But as powerful as it is to just see things clearly, we can include a perspective that will bring richness and depth to our dharma practice.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2014-08-20 As Dawn before Sunrise: 7 conditions for the arising of the 8-fold Path 53:00
  Akincano Marc Weber
Exposition of S 45, 49-62 / S v 29-32: Seven keys to the arising of the Eightfold Path. A teaching outside of the famous Buddhist charts and yet more than pertinent to the development of the Gradual Path.
Gaia House

2014-08-20 The Variety of Samadhi Experience 65:55
  Phillip Moffitt
Multiple suggestions for firming up the practice at this point, riding the momentum of a collected, unified mind. Includes 'Gladdening of the Mind' guided meditation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2014-08-20 Practicing with Challenges 4 - Working with Conflict 60:11
  Donald Rothberg
We explore a more relational way of practicing with challenges, looking at practicing with conflict. We examine some of the personal and cultural conditioning about conflict, as well as ways to bring wisdom, empathy, compassion and skillful action into conflicts, whether inner, interpersonal or social. Conflict is defined more neutrally and simply as a difference in objectives, goals or values.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
Attached Files:
  • A Methodology for the Non-Dual Transformation of Conflicts: The Work of Johan Galtung by Donald Rothberg (PDF)

2014-08-20 Metta Practice, Day 5 63:48
  Phillip Moffitt
Radiating Metta
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2014-08-20 Morning Instructions Day 5 52:42
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Guided Meditation: exploring the effort side of maintaining continuity of the breath; aiming and sustaining
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2014-08-19 Mindfulness in Close Relationships 41:37
  Matthew Brensilver
This talk was given as a part of the series "Where Rubber Meets the Road: A Series on Mindful Living." A real place for us to check our practice is in our relationships. After all, we are deeply relational beings. Sometimes, our deepest grooves in our minds are only stimulated in relationships. Defilements and habits of mind, such as greed, anger, and delusion, arise in ways that they don't in other situations. In other words, forces of suffering that are latent in other situations can arise in the context of close relationships. Fortunately, this is actually not bad news. Rather, it offers us opportunity to practice, to see ourselves more clearly, to become more free, and to see how we can untangle the love from clinging.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2014-08-19 Beauty, Happiness and the Breath 57:05
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Beauty and happiness are important supports and the proximate causes for the development of concentration. Inclining towards these wholesome qualities with balanced effort is an important part of the practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2014-08-18 Concentration and Purification 62:40
  Tempel Smith
From the point of developing the Five Jhana Factors to establishing absorption in meditation, there are processes of purification. Yet as we purify our hearts and minds, a deeper happiness and contentment arises from within.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2014-08-18 Metta Practice, Day 3 44:59
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Metta for Benefactor/friend/self
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

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