Donate  |   Contact


The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Jose Reissig's Dharma Talks
Jose Reissig
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.
2009-12-04 Dharma 101 45:49
A review of the very basic teachings of the Buddha - i.e. The Four Noble Truths -, paying particular attention to their pragmatic and experiential nature.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat
2009-07-26 Joining Hands 40:55
A call for bringing tenderness to the world instead of feeding conflict. (40:55)
Holy Cross Monastery :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group
2009-07-25 Things As They Are 30:21
We have been conditioned to mistake our constructions for reality. Let us stop doing it. (30:21)
Holy Cross Monastery :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group
2009-07-24 A Well Centered Mind 44:52
To center the mind we first need to learn to focus it. Only then will we be able to explore our inner chambers. (44:52)
Holy Cross Monastery :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group
2009-04-19 To Be with Change 45:49
To be with change ... Or not to be. Since life is steeped in change ("anicca"), unless we participate in it we are not showing up for life. Length 45:49
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Insight Meditation Group Retreat with Jose Reissig
2009-04-18 Tooling Up for the Inappprehensible 34:37
Our conventional strategy for knowing involves apprehending ("getting it"). Hence that which cannot be apprehended remains out of reach. Shift strategies, and all becomes available. Length 34:38
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Insight Meditation Group Retreat with Jose Reissig
2009-04-17 Beyond the Trap of Language 40:01
For all its usefulness, language limits us as well. Eventually we need to explore what lies beyond. Length 40:01
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Insight Meditation Group Retreat with Jose Reissig
2008-11-23 The One Dimensional Polity 46:52
When ruled by the I, we see the world around us -- politics included -- through the narrow focus of whether "our side" wins or loses. What a waste!
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group
2008-11-22 The One Dimensional Self 42:03
The goal of the I is self-evaluation. Evaluation -- like a yardstick -- leads to unidimensionality. We end up losing sight of our inner fullness.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group
2008-11-21 Who's The Decider? 37:24
Decisions are not made by an all powerful I, but through a process of inner (and at times also outer) deliberation.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group

Creative Commons License