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Stephen Batchelor's Dharma Talks
Stephen Batchelor
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2013-04-23 Your Original Face 61:24
How the grounds of nirvana and conditionality to which the Buddha awoke can be understood in terms of the Zen image of ones original face.
Gaia House The Zen Retreat
2013-04-21 Clearly Visible but Hard to See 51:21
How the term Dharma as defined in the Pali Canon might be considered from a Zen Buddhist perspective.
Gaia House The Zen Retreat
2013-04-19 Opening Talk 55:50
This talk also includes Martine Batchelor
Gaia House The Zen Retreat
2012-07-21 A Secular Culture of Awakening 62:54
Reflections on the nature of Secular Buddhism as a culture, its relation to the orthodox traditions of the dharma, and its understanding of sangha (community).
Gaia House Study Retreat: A Buddhist Secular Retreat
2012-07-19 The Four 60:46
Reflections on the Four (noble truths/tasks) as the culmination of the practice of mindfulness as described in the Satipatthana Sutta.
Gaia House Study Retreat: A Buddhist Secular Retreat
2012-07-18 The Five Bundles 60:21
Reflections on the Buddha's understanding of human experience as differentiated through the five bundles (khandha/aggregates).
Gaia House Study Retreat: A Buddhist Secular Retreat
2012-07-17 The Hindrances 58:59
Reflections on the five hindrances as understood through their personification in the figure of Mara (the demonic).
Gaia House Study Retreat: A Buddhist Secular Retreat
2012-07-16 Radical Attention 59:28
Reflections on meditation as radical attention (yoniso manasikara), mindfulness of breathing, and the Satipatthana Sutta.
Gaia House Study Retreat: A Buddhist Secular Retreat
2012-07-15 The Everyday Sublime 63:38
Reflections on the origins and aims of meditation understood as a sensibility rather than a technique.
Gaia House Study Retreat: A Buddhist Secular Retreat
2012-04-09 The Phenomenology of Meditation (Part Two) 62:09
Reflections on "an ordinary person's life," as understood in a passage by the 9th century Chan master Teshan. This idea is related to the Buddha's phenomenological analysis of human experience (the "all") into namarupa and consciousness, a vision of life where there is no transcendent awareness or consciousness "outside" ordinary experience, thereby revealing a common thread between the Pali Canon and early Chan.
Gaia House Zen Retreat

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