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Jose Reissig's Dharma Talks
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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.
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
2008-07-13 The Nonstick Mind 43:22
To believe that clinging is a requisite for engagement is like believing that the food needs to stick to the pan in order to cook. Yet sticking only leads to burning. Likewise with clinging: it only detracts from true intimacy with life.
Holy Cross Monastery :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat
2008-07-12 Mind As Mirror 51:37
Ultimately, in our search behind appearances, we need to let go of "name and form" and become like a mirror which is contacting no image. In this emptiness, the mind's capacity to see -- to be aware -- shines unimpeded.
Holy Cross Monastery :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat
2008-07-11 Behind Appearances 48:42
To go behind appearances, to go for real into the unfamiliar, we need to go by ways which are unfamiliar.
Holy Cross Monastery :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat

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