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Retreat Dharma Talks

Living Dharma: The Noble Eightfold Path

2012-05-21 (8 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2012-05-22 An Overview of the Noble Eightfold Path 36:07
Anushka Fernandopulle
Overview of the Noble Eightfold Path during the Living Dharma Study Retreat. Subsequent sessions discuss each step on the path in greater depth.
2012-05-23 Right Speech and Listening 1:25:29
Anushka Fernandopulle
2012-05-24 Right View and Dependent Origination 1:34:51
Tempel Smith
The teaching on Dependent Origination shows us how craving and suffering arise from wrong understanding and a lawful process of cause and effect. By bringing wisdom and awareness to each step in this chain reaction, we uproot craving and bring an end to suffering.
2012-05-25 Right Action 1 - Morning Session 22:45
Anushka Fernandopulle
2012-05-25 Right Action2 - Morning Session 63:22
Anushka Fernandopulle
2012-05-26 Renunciation as Right Intention 3:16:53
Tempel Smith
Of the three forms of right intention, renunciation helps overcome greed, craving and clinging. Renunciation also helps with cultivating simplicity and ease, and allows us to taste the deep contentment born out of emptiness.
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