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Bonnie Duran's Dharma Talks
Bonnie Duran
Bonnie met the Dharma in 1982 at Kopan Monastery and in Bodh Gaya India. Since then she has practiced long and short retreats with Joseph Goldstein and other eastern and western monastics and lay teachers. She is a graduate of the IMS/SRMC teacher training programs and is also involved with Indigenous ceremonies and practices. She is currently a core teacher of the IMS teacher training program and the SRMC Dedicated Practitioners Program. Dr. Duran is a Professor of Social Work and Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle.
2016-02-22 Distortions of Perception, Thought and View: the Vipallasa Sutta 46:19
This talk reviews the Vipallasa Sutta: the Buddha's teachings about the distortions of the mind on our perceptions, thoughts and views. It gives examples of how distortions of view impact the speaker and how we might work backwards to clear up distorted perceptions based on what we know about the nature of ignorance (Avijja)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long
2016-02-21 Day 21 Brahma Vihara Practice: Mudita for All Beings 43:48
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long
2016-02-18 Day 18: Brahma Vihara Instructions: Mudita-successful person & self 42:30
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long
2016-02-16 How Mindfulness Transforms Dukkha 58:15
This talk begins with the 3 kinds of Dukkha and Tanha (Craving). It then outlines how mindfulness transforms Dukkha through (1) HOW we focus, (2) WHAT we focus on and the (3) VIEW we take in our focus.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long
2016-02-12 Day 13 Brahma Viharas: Metta-All Beings 35:40
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long
2016-02-09 Day 10 Morning Instructional Sit: The Four Foundations 11:31
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long
2016-02-08 The Seven Factors: Working & the 4th Foundation 50:51
One aspect of Right view is understanding when wholesome and unwholesome mental qualities are present. The 7 factors instruct us in what to practice and how to practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long
2016-02-07 Day 8 Brahma Vihara: Metta-Self, Benefactor and Dear Friend 42:15
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long
2016-02-04 Day 5 Morning Instructional 43:59
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long
2016-02-03 Right Effort: Retreats as Training Events for Purification and Cultivation 53:00
This talk looks at different Sutta references on the four right efforts and how to work with them on retreat. includes an erroneous statement on karma. Please excuse. Oops.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long

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