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Jose Reissig's Dharma Talks
Jose Reissig
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After decades of practice and teaching, what inspires me are those moments when I can see the habitual as if it were for the first time. If such moments occur while I'm giving a talk, then the teacher in me can hear its own words imbued with the freshness imparted by those who truly listen -- the multiple aspects of myself being part of the audience as well. Thanks for your participation in the process.
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2013-10-27 Craving For Identity 32:19
We have come to believe that life is about fabricating an identity for ourselves. Yet this brings us much suffering. Only by dropping this obsession for self-identity can we create a space where the many facets of ourselves can unfold.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Insight Meditation Retreat
2013-10-26 Craving For Ownership 40:35
The habitual way to secure predictable outcomes is through ownership. When this way prevails, we disconnect from the path of love.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Insight Meditation Retreat
2013-10-25 Craving For Certitude 36:17
We tend to orchestrate our lives so as to secure predictable outcomes. As a result we end up enclosed in artificial scenarios. The alternative, which sets us free, is to trust the unknown.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Insight Meditation Retreat
2013-04-21 Emptying Hand in Hand 28:43
Our mind often functions in a shared space. In that case it is not sufficient to empty the individual mind, but we need to find ways to extend the clearing to the collective mind as well.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat
2013-04-20 The View From an Empty Mind 34:29
When we have emptied our mind of its clutter we can see not only things as they are, but also the underlying vastness.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat
2013-04-19 Constructions Taking Over the Mind 32:01
There is much stuff that burdens - "pre-occupies" - our mind, and most of it has to do with the construction of who we think we are.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat
2012-10-21 Empowering the Inner Teacher 43:34
The primary role of the outer teacher is to empower the inner one. And in order to let this empowerment in, we need to drop our shields and embrace freedom.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Insight Meditation Retreat
2012-10-20 To Be With Life 41:19
Much of our daily life is make-believe. To be with the real we have to withdraw from this charade and embrace our actual experience, including the perception of impermanence.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Insight Meditation Retreat
2012-04-22 To Be the Earth 38:20
We often see the Earth as just a territory to be subdivided and owned. Meditation helps us to move away from this as it provides us with a sense of connectivity and attunement with the Earth and all its creatures.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat with Jose Reissig
2012-04-21 The Mind and the World 35:32
We picture the World as separate, the Mind being just a passive spectator. But meditation practice reveals their interweavement.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat with Jose Reissig

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