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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.
2016-02-07 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
2016-01-31 Day 1 Brahma Vihara Instructions 46:43
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long
2015-11-30 Sila, Samadhi, Panna - Forces In Our Heart 55:35
This talk discusses the 8-fold path of practice and the necessity of cultivating these forces in our life.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-11-22 Distortions of the Mind and Retreat Practice 51:23
This talks covers the Vipallasa and what distortions retreats are likely to trigger.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-11-16 Forgiveness 52:59
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-11-16 Identities And Forgiveness 46:30
This talk reviews the purification of victim and perpetrator identities in formal and informal forgiveness practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-11-09 Mana/Conceit and Skillful Means 48:58
This talk discusses the three kinds of mana in the four domains and the skillful means of practice
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-11-03 Generosity: A key element at all stages for the practice 54:50
This talk covers the importance of generosity as a preliminary practice and as an approach to uprooting defilements
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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