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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.
2008-04-05 Looking Forward 38:39
The future is make-believe. We take up residence in it under the misconception that it's secure. The only true security is in opening to the real.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat
2008-04-04 The Pool And The Cesspool 47:24
Segregation from pollutants is not enough to keep our bodies free from infection, nor our minds free from impurities. We also need to foster healing.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat
2007-12-02 No Road Maps 41:18
To be really present in our journey through life we need to put aside the road maps -- i.e. the grids that position us within the familiar -- and transcend them.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat with Jose Reissig
2007-12-01 The Journey And The Goal 42:10
In our compulsive pursuit of goals we contrive a dichotomy between journey and goal. Understanding that they are one gives poignancy to our lives.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat with Jose Reissig
2007-11-30 Getting 37:22
In the habitual process of getting, the main point is not getting this or that, but getting "the getter" -- that is, becoming somebody.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat with Jose Reissig
2007-09-08 Practicing For Life And Death 44:57
By seeing ourselves as separate, we turn death into an abomination. Practice allows us to turn this around.
New York Insight Meditation Center
2007-08-19 Stranded 42:15
Our apprehension at not being in control often leads us to cast ourselves away from the flow of life. In doing so we end up imprisoned. Alternatively we can choose to be free.
Garrison Institute :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group
2007-08-18 The Theater Of The I 39:52
Theater can mean either a stage for us to perform on, or simply the theater of our operations. In the first meaning we show off, in the second we show up. Which one will it be?
2007-08-17 Coming Home 35:37
To come home is to put an end to our dissociation from the world.
2007-04-15 Healing The Body Politic 38:55
Exploring ways of helping the body politic heal itself. Can we help with its immune system? Can we play the role of stem cells?
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group

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