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Mark Nunberg's Dharma Talks
Mark Nunberg
Mark Nunberg began his Buddhist practice in 1982 and has been teaching meditation since 1990. He co-founded Common Ground Meditation Center in Minneapolis, MN in 1993 and continues to serve as the center’s guiding teacher.
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2016-11-13 Understanding the Dance Between Seclusion and Engagement 57:51
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series
2016-11-09 Love and Wisdom - Engaging the World As it Is 55:21
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series
2016-11-07 Buddhist Studies Course - Understanding Sensuality - Week 8 63:47
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - Understanding Sensuality
Attached Files:
  • Contrary to Popular Opinion by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (PDF)
2016-10-31 Buddhist Studies Course - Understanding Sensuality - Week 7 1:24:27
We meet tonight for week seven and begin a more direct investigation into the escape from the oppressiveness of our attachment to sense desire that arise in this world of sensuality. Here is a recent article that you might find useful:
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - Understanding Sensuality
Attached Files:
  • I used to Be a Human Being by Andrew Sullivan (Link)
2016-10-30 Investigating The Five Hindrances Week 2 58:47
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series
2016-10-25 Buddhist Studies Course - Understanding Sensuality - Week 6 63:17
Tonight we will finish our discussion regarding the drawbacks and limitations of sensual experience. Please be prepared to share with your small group your own direct experience how the habits of fear, attachment, craving... create a sense of weight and suffering around our sense experiences. We'll spend the last two weeks looking at the "Escape" from the stress related to sense experience. Here is a good article to read written by a senior Buddhist nun in the Western Ajahn Chah lineage, Sister Siripann
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - Understanding Sensuality
Attached Files:
  • Renunciation: The Highest Happiness by Sister Siripanna (Google Doc)
2016-10-18 Course - Introduction to Mindfulness - Week 5 1:32:08
Common Ground Meditation Center Course - Introduction to Mindfulness
Attached Files:
  • The Practices of the Divine Abodes: Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity by Mark Nunberg (Google Doc)
2016-10-17 Buddhist Studies Course - Understanding Sensuality - Week 5 1:28:22
We have now completed half of our course examining our experience of sensuality. As we have begun to reflect on the limitation of sense experience we want to specifically look into the limitations of what we might consider wholesome experience. What danger, if any, is associated with wholesome experiences? At the end of MN 13, The Discourse on the Great Mass of Stress the Buddha uses the example of meditative peace as a sense experience with the allure of gratification, with drawbacks and with an escape. So if even the deepest states of meditative peace have drawbacks what about the pleasant wholesome states that our minds are still dependent on? Are these experiences a set up for disappointment, stress and suffering? What has our experience taught us? Let's notice the ephemeral quality of our wholesome moments. Are they stable enough to provide lasting satisfaction?
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - Understanding Sensuality
2016-10-16 Investigating The Five Hindrances Week 1 55:07
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series
2016-10-11 Course - Introduction to Mindfulness - Week 4 55:50
Common Ground Meditation Center Course - Introduction to Mindfulness
Attached Files:
  • Strategies for Working with Obstacles to Mindfulness By Mark Nunberg (Google Doc)

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