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Dharma Talks in English
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2024-02-22 talk: Death contemplation, gratitude and muditā practice 33:21
Jill Shepherd
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight meetings

2024-02-21 Transforming the Judgmental Mind 1 68:12
Donald Rothberg
We frame the session in terms of there being three main inter-related aims of our practice: (1) developing wisdom and insight, (2) cultivating the kind heart and compassion, and (3) acting skillfully and ethically in all the parts of our life. In this context, it's interesting that having insight can still be connected with reactivity; it's possible to be both "right" and see something clearly, and be obnoxious. We look at one major way in which insight can be enmeshed with reactivity--what I call "the judgmental mind." We first clarify how "judgment" in English is ambiguous, sometimes meaning judgmental, sometimes meaning discerning without reactivity. The judgmental mind combines typically some kind of noticing, insight, observation, etc. with reactivity, and the key to transforming the judgmental mind is to work through the reactivity, using multiple tools. The last part of the talk outlines our major tools for transforming the judgmental mind, and invites next week's practice. We then have a discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-02-19 Nature as a Teacher of Awakening 50:03
Jeanne Corrigal
The Buddha touched the earth and asked for help to awaken, and this can be seen as a template for us, even in difficult times. This talk begins with our own embodied experience, reflects on the Satipatthana sutta refrain as a description of how nature supports awakening, and closes with Ajahn Chah, who said that we can learn from Nature enough to be enlightened.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February, 2024

2024-02-19 Morning Reflection: The Four Elements 30:42
Jeanne Corrigal
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February, 2024

2024-02-17 Appropriate Perception 1:22:49
Nathan Glyde
The Buddha encouraged us to play with perception in ways that reduce dukkha. This is from an Online Dharma Hall session with a meditation, a reflection, and responses to questions. The questions are not recorded for privacy reasons, the responses are shaped to allow for comprehension despite this.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - February 2024

2024-02-17 Caring Attention 1:53:41
Ayya Santussika
This talk was offered at East Bay Dhamma
Karuna Buddhist Vihara

2024-02-17 Developing Resilience and Avoiding Despair 1:11:06
Ayya Santussika
Karuna Buddhist Vihara

2024-02-16 The seven factors of awakening 53:08
Andrea Castillo
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Living Dharma: Essential Teachings for Our Times

2024-02-16 Meditation on Emotions and Awareness 59:07
Devon Hase
Teachings on RAIN and holding it all with awareness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Living Dharma: Essential Teachings for Our Times

2024-02-15 talk: Freedom and death contemplation p2 25:40
Jill Shepherd
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight meetings

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