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Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Dharma Talks
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Dharma practice is medicine for the mind -- something particularly needed in a culture like ours that actively creates mental illness in training us to be busy producers and avid consumers. As individuals, we become healthier through our Dharma practice, which in turn helps bring sanity to our society at large.
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2012-03-14 Lessons from the Kalama Sutta 28:31
The Kalama Sutta is most famous for its encouragement not to place total trust in traditions and texts, but it also encourages you not to place total trust in your sense of reason and preferences. So where can you place your trust? This talk focuses on the dilemma posed by the sutta's recommendations, and the way in proposes out of the dilemma.
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
2010-03-18 Selves & Not-Self, Part III 39:37
One in a series of 3 talks: The Buddha viewed perceptions of self and not-self as a form of karma, or action. Thus the question is not, “Do I have a self?” or “What is my true self?” Instead, it is “When is it skillful to perceive a self, and when is it more skillful to perceive not-self?” This series of three talks will explore this last question. Part III explores the function of the perception of not-self as a means to true happiness.
New York Insight Meditation Center New York Insight 2010 Talks
2010-03-17 Selves and Not-Self, Part II 41:42
One in a series of 3 Talks: The Buddha viewed perceptions of self and not-self as a form of karma, or action. Thus the question is not, “Do I have a self?” or “What is my true self?” Instead, it is “When is it skillful to perceive a self, and when is it more skillful to perceive not-self?” This series of three talks will explore this last question. Part II explores ways in which a healthy, mature sense of self is essential to the practice.
New York Insight Meditation Center New York Insight 2010 Talks
2010-03-16 Selves & Not-Self, Part I 35:40
One in a series of 3 talks: The Buddha viewed perceptions of self and not-self as a form of karma, or action. Thus the question is not, “Do I have a self?” or “What is my true self?” Instead, it is “When is it skillful to perceive a self, and when is it more skillful to series of three talks will explore this last question. Part I explores the issue of why the Buddha refused to take a position on the question of whether or not there is a self.
New York Insight Meditation Center New York Insight 2010 Talks
2009-02-25 Noble Wealth 39:58
The inner quialities that provide wealth for the mind - a sense of freedom and security - regardless of outside conditions.
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center CIMC Wednesday Talks
2006-04-29 Appropriate Attention 69:00
According to the Buddha, appropriate attention is the most important mental factor for attaining Awakening. So what does he mean by attention, and what kind of attention is appropriate? How do the factors of appropriate attention apply to our meditation practice, how do they apply to our lives?
Metta Forest Monastery
2006-02-26 Talk And Q&A 2 1:14:04
The Buddha's teachings on Karma provide a necessary foundation for understanding how meditation works to develop tranquility and insight.
New York Insight Meditation Center
In collection Karma Of The Mind
2006-02-26 Final Talk And Q&A. 41:18
The Buddha's teachings on Karma provide a necessary foundation for understanding how meditation works to develop tranquility and insight.
New York Insight Meditation Center
In collection Karma Of The Mind
2006-02-25 Guided Meditation 43:06
The Buddha's teachings on Karma provide a necessary foundation for understanding how meditation works to develop tranquility and insight.
New York Insight Meditation Center
In collection Karma Of The Mind
2006-02-25 Morning Talk And Q&A 1:26:51
The Buddha's teachings on Karma provide a necessary foundation for understanding how meditation works to develop tranquility and insight.
New York Insight Meditation Center
In collection Karma Of The Mind

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