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Mark Coleman's Dharma Talks
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Mark Coleman has been engaged in meditation practice since 1981, primarily within the Insight meditation tradition. He has been teaching meditation retreats since 1997. His teaching is also influenced by his studies with Advaita Vedanta and Tibetan teachers in Asia and the West, and through his teacher training with Jack Kornfield. Mark primarily teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, though he also teaches nationally, in Europe and India.
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2012-02-06 Poetry of Realization 56:46
Deep wisdom teachings use the language of poetry, metaphor and simile to point to the timeless truths. In this talk Mark shares examples of wisdom teachings from Buddhist sources throughout the ages.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2012-01-30 A Mind Free 50:54
The Buddha's teaching on Papancha - the proliferating tendency of mind - obscures a natural freedom and peace. This talk explores how proliferation happens conditioned by desire, aversion, views and the sense of personal identity and how awareness is key in understanding this pattern and freeing it.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2012-01-14 The Path Of Awareness 60:38
What is mindfulness - how can we develop it in our meditation and lives and how does awareness reveal freedom and its obstacles - i.e. the hindrances to meditate and how to to overcome them.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Living a Mindful and Compassionate Life: Insight and Metta Weekend
2012-01-13 Opening Talk For Mindfulness Retreat 34:11
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Living a Mindful and Compassionate Life: Insight and Metta Weekend
2011-12-17 Metta & Compassion Practice D 26:27
Spirit Rock Meditation Center A Heart as Wide as the World
2011-12-17 Metta & Compassion Practice C 20:28
Spirit Rock Meditation Center A Heart as Wide as the World
2011-12-17 Metta & Compassion Practice B 23:07
Spirit Rock Meditation Center A Heart as Wide as the World
2011-12-17 Metta & compassion Practice A 24:29
A day exploring the practice of metta - lovingkindness & compassion - and discussing how to bring these into every part of our lives.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center A Heart as Wide as the World
2011-12-05 Clinging to Self 58:49
What is the self, how is it constructed - Who do you take yourself to be. This talk explains how to examine the nature of self - the attachment to self image/identity & how a mindful relationship to it can bring much clarity & peace.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2011-11-28 Freedom From Attachment 48:40
How do you work with desire and attachment in the midst of daily life? Buddhist teachings give clear guidance on the power of exploring and understanding how the process of attachment arises and how we can cultivate a healthy relationship to desire and the sensory world. Mark gives many anecdotes from his personal journey with this theme.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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