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2024-05-22 Developing Concentration (Samadhi) 2 65:57
Donald Rothberg
We review some of the main themes from last week's talk on developing concentration (samadhi), including the importance of such practice for the Buddha and his teachings; without samadhi, the Buddha says, there is no freedom. We examine ways of practicing (including outside of formal meditation) and look at some of the factors that indicate a deepening of samadhi (the jhanic factors). We then review the main challenges of developing samadhi, particularly over-active minds, sleepiness and low energy, and over-efforting. We also explore further challenges to the development of samadhi, including working with background thoughts, the ways that more unconscious material can surface in cultivating samadhi, and attachment to concentrated states. The talk is followed by discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-05-22 Guided Meditation: Developing Concentration (Samadhi) 2 35:36
Donald Rothberg
After a short overview about the nature of concentration (samadhi), there is basic guidance on cultivating samadhi along with some more advanced instruction in the last third of the guided meditation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-05-22 10 Morning reflection and guided meditation: Muditā 43:21
Jill Shepherd
Includes a short reflection on Vesak and acknowledgement of Joseph Goldstein's 80th birthday
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2024

2024-05-21 La réduction des méfaits intérieurs 50:37
Pascal Auclair
Moulin de Chaves

2024-05-20 Equanimity: Resting the Mind before it falls into Extremes 1:29:46
Kamala Masters
Includes meditation & dharma talk
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-05-19 The Importance of Practicing with the 5 Aggregates 1:14:17
Tuere Sala
Spirit Rock Meditation Center BIPOC Voices - Series

2024-05-18 Do You Need A Conceit? 40:28
Nathan Glyde
Exploring the middle way of pride, its positive role, and negative implications in our life and practice. Also, of the benefits and challenges of a comparison-based mind and its necessity in discernment. Apologies for the occasional scratchy sound in the recording: Nathan is wearing a thick scarf due to a persistent cough, and it catches on the microphone. (includes responses to unheard questions)
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - May 2024

2024-05-18 Wisdom Power 1:49:32
Ayya Santussika
This Dhamma talk, Guided Meditation and Q&A was offered on May 18th, 2024 for East Bay Dhamma
Karuna Buddhist Vihara

2024-05-18 The Pāramīs: Energy & Resolution | Ayya Santussikā 1:25:58
Ayya Santussika
This dhamma talk and Q&A was offered on May 18, 2024 for “How do I apply the Dhamma to THIS!?!” This is the eighth talk in the series on Pāramī or The Ten Perfections. In this talk, Ayya Santussikā discusses two Pāramīs: Viriya (Energy, Effort) & Adhitthana (Resolve, Determination). 00:00 - DHAMMA TALK 10:31 - Q&A 1:15:50 - Closing Announcements Resources discussed in the video: ▸Book: Stillness Flowing ▸KBV Upcoming Teachings: ▸KBV Vassa Support Opportunities:
Karuna Buddhist Vihara

2024-05-18 The Buddha's advice to Bahiya. 11:23
Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2024

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