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Oren J. Sofer's Dharma Talks
Oren J. Sofer
Developing a clear understanding of the teachings and learning to fully inhabit the body have been core parts of my Dhamma practice. These areas, as well a strong emphasis on the heart, inform and shape my teaching. The few years I spent training as an Anagarika in the Thai Forest monasteries broadened my understanding of the Buddha's teachings and instilled a profound respect for the Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni Sangha. All along the way, I've been particularly interested in how other modalities like Nonviolent Communication and Somatics can support our growth in awakening.
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2017-10-07 Mindful Communication: How to Create Real Dialogue and Healthy Relationships (part 2) 2:53:13
Combination of the core guidelines for Wise Speech offered by Buddhist Tradition, as well as the contemporary discipline of Nonviolent Communication. Part 2 of 2 (afternoon)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2017-10-07 Mindful Communication: How to Create Real Dialogue and Healthy Relationships (part 1) 3:13:53
Combination of the core guidelines for Wise Speech offered by Buddhist Tradition, as well as the contemporary discipline of Nonviolent Communication. Part 1 of 2 (morning)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2017-08-20 Refuge, Refugees & Charlottesville: Dharma in 2017 40:08
Reflections on what it means to walk the path of Dharma in America in 2017, examining the key practice of taking refuge as a support for meeting the challenges of our times.
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula
2017-06-18 Dharma Practice as Play 58:06
Spiritual practice can be a serious affair, yet having a sense of playful interest and joy is essential. This talk explores the parallels between formal meditation practice and play.
Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group
2017-06-03 Wise Decisions 8: Equanimity with the Outcome 54:00
Closing talk: Developing wisdom to find equanimity with the outcome/results of our decisions; includes guided equanimity practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Dharma of Decisions, Daylong program at Spirit Rock with Oren J. Sofer
2017-06-03 Wise Decisions 2: Opening Talk 34:30
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Dharma of Decisions, Daylong program at Spirit Rock with Oren J. Sofer
2017-06-03 Wise Decisions 1: Opening Reflection 17:14
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Dharma of Decisions, Daylong program at Spirit Rock with Oren J. Sofer
2017-05-23 Finding Balance, Sustaining Wise Action 57:32
Equanimity arises from understanding the nature of this world, and provides the balanced perspective needed to inform and sustain long service.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2017-05-20 Running the River, Handling Hinderances. 58:17
Handling the currents of the mind with kindness and mindfulness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2017-05-18 Guided Mindfulness Practice 1:23:08
Basic Instructions for Mindfulness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat

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