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Gregory Kramer's Dharma Talks
Gregory Kramer
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Gregory has been teaching meditation since 1980. He developed the practice of Insight Dialogue, offering retreats worldwide and authoring books including Insight Dialogue: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom and Dharma Contemplation: Meditating Together with Wisdom Texts.
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2014-10-06 Guided Meditation on the Factors of Awakening 38:58
After practicing dhammanupassana in Insight Dialogue, attending to the first four factors of sati (mindfulness), investigation of phenomena, energy and joy, this 40 minutes guided meditation takes us, in silence, through these four and onwards to the three calming factors of tranquility, concentration and equanimity.
Gaia House Insight Dialogue and Bhava - Becoming and Identification
2014-10-05 The Unknowable Knowable Factors of Awakening 15:07
The mind is more mysterious than thought can comprehend. So to name the factors of awakening is, in some sense, impossible. And yet, we can know something, it can be helpful, even powerful, to actively cultivate these factors in Insight Dialogue meditation as well as in silent meditation.
Gaia House Insight Dialogue and Bhava - Becoming and Identification
2014-10-04 Contemplation on Bhava 31:51
An Insight Dialogue contemplation the experience of becoming in our worldly and relational lives, and in each moment of contact with the world.
Gaia House Insight Dialogue and Bhava - Becoming and Identification
2014-10-03 Bhava, Becoming 31:56
The self arises with each moment of clinging; this can be seen particularly clearly in relational practice because the self has been forged through all our relations.
Gaia House Insight Dialogue and Bhava - Becoming and Identification
2014-10-03 Speaking the Truth in Meditation. Listening Deeply 44:49
In meditation, the truth is the truth of experience. To speak the truth, mindfulness is essential; its the only way experience can be known. This talk tracks the act of speaking from the wordless beginnings, through the tension behind the urge to speak (even innocuous speech), an onto the physical act. When the thread of sati is maintained, there is a natural authenticity, a coherence between experience and its symbolization in words. The deep of Listen Deeply is likewise traced, with mindfulness and concentration making possible a continuity of awareness. When such listening and speaking meet, the mind-to-mind transmission is of a different order from ordinary speech.
Gaia House Insight Dialogue and Bhava - Becoming and Identification
2014-10-01 Turning Towards Dhukka 16:14
The First Noble Truth is not a philosophical statement; it is a guidance for life and for meditation practice. Turn towards, look at, suffering. Inherent in this teaching is the Buddhas guidance that the only way out is through: denial and avoidance will not work. Meditation itself can be a path of avoidance, as can so many worldly distractions and addictions. On this Insight Dialogue retreat we are committed to turning towards Dukkha with the support of silent meditation, wisdom teachings, and each other.
Gaia House Insight Dialogue and Bhava - Becoming and Identification
2014-10-01 Relax and the Formation of Self 18:52
The meditation instruction Relax encompasses releasing muscle tension, accepting and allowing present moment experience, tranquility, concentration, and metta. Since the tension of clinging (upadana) is the condition for the arising of becoming, this meditation instruction on relaxing and accepting is central to the process of knowing and releasing the process of self-making.
Gaia House Insight Dialogue and Bhava - Becoming and Identification
2013-10-28 Sudden Insight and Gradual Effacement - A Whole Life Path 43:32
Gaia House Insight Dialogue - Touching the World
2013-10-25 Review of Guidelines - How to Practice 19:03
Gaia House Insight Dialogue - Touching the World
2013-10-23 Contact - Open - Suffering - Freedom 23:05
Gaia House Insight Dialogue - Touching the World

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