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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.
2015-10-28 First Two Foundations of Mindfulness 43:23
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-10-25 Mindfulness: Why we Practice 46:34
This talk discusses perceptual distortions and how mindfulness can help us to see clearly
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-02-26 Vipallasa: How distortions make "us" 45:17
In this talk, the 4 distortions of the mind and the 3 levels is presented
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat
2015-02-22 Seven Factors of Awakening 52:34
This talk reviewed the 7 factors as both the way to approach the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness and also as objects to notice in the mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat
2015-02-21 Brahma Vihara Day 21 39:52
Mudita: All Beings
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat
2015-02-16 Brahma Viharas Day 16 38:58
Karuna Compassion Practice
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat
2014-11-29 Practice As Ceremony 55:00
The parallels between retreat practice and native ceremony and the strengthening of the five spiritual powers
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2
2014-11-22 Wise Clarity About The Causes Of Happiness 57:04
This talk reviews the core elements of mindfulness and how we use it to uncover our intentions
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2
2014-11-18 Guided Compassion Meditation 54:50
This talk takes the "self" or yogi as the recipient of compassion from a benefactor
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2
2014-07-01 Why We Meditate and How We Meditate 58:25
This talk focuses on the experiences of Dukkha for People of Color and how mindfulness is the medicine to overcome suffering.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Retreat for People of Color

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