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Dharma Talks
2022-07-05 Setting Your Heart on the End of Ignorance 29:54
Ayya Dhammadīpā
A talk on intention, desire, confidence, and cultivation of the Eightfold Path, based on AN 4.178
Dassanāya Buddhist Community

2022-07-04 Dharma and Democracy: A Talk on the Fourth of July 67:15
Donald Rothberg
On the Fourth of July, we look at the relationship between the freedoms opened up by the dharma, the teachings and practices of awakening, and by the promise and actuality of democracy, at this time of peril for democracy in the U.S. and elsewhere. Can we imagine a spiritually-grounded democracy? To respond to this question, we examine the vision of democracy, remembering both some of the words of the founders and the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "America is essentially a dream, a dream as yet unfulfilled. It is a dream of a land where people of all races, all nationalities and all creeds can live together as brothers and sisters." We also explore the vision of dharma and awakening, including the Buddha's creation of a community separate from the prevailing caste system of his time. Yet we also need to look at the many "shadows" of both democracy and dharma, which obscure the vision and prevent its full realization. We end by pointing to a number of ways to renew, develop, and practice our visions of "spiritual democracy" in the different parts of our lives.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-07-04 Sila: Moral Integrity Non-Harming and the Bliss of Blamelessness - Week 2 - Meditation 38:01
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Hybrid Summer Course: Sila: Moral Integrity, Non-Harming, and the Bliss of Blamelessness

2022-07-04 Sila: Moral Integrity Non-Harming and the Bliss of Blamelessness - Week 2 - Talk 33:59
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Hybrid Summer Course: Sila: Moral Integrity, Non-Harming, and the Bliss of Blamelessness

2022-07-04 Rejoicing in Community 24:26
Ayya Santacitta
Guided Meditation
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2022-07-04 What I Learned from Community 33:23
Ayya Santacitta
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2022-07-03 Q&A - How to get out of your head and why 33:05
Ajahn Sucitto
Questions are précised 00:00 Q1 When the body or place doesn’t seem like a safe place to be, how can we take refuge in the heart? 04:01 Q2 I have been experiencing a flight – fight response recently, triggered perhaps by the pandemic. Everything seems to get trapped in the brain although I have been meditating for years. It seems to be a bit of a fight. Do you have any advice please? 12:39 Q3 The pandemic mode seems to continue and these small text messages are very quick and short and I feel lost, not catching up to the mind states of others. How can we do body practices in this situation? 18:39 Q4 There is so much to worry about these days and it seems almost hopeless sometimes. My meditation helps, but how can I be more consistent with the practice please? 23:31 Q5 I’m a psychologist working with people who have experienced severe trauma. Do you have one or two suggestions as to how I can help other people to clear energies that affect the heart and body? 28:54 Q6 I have relationship issues with my sister over how she treats our mother. I have spoken rather harshly to her about this and she has stopped talking to me. How can I deal with this please?
Cittaviveka

2022-07-03 How to get out of your head and why - An online talk requested by Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives, Bangkok 22:23
Ajahn Sucitto
Incessant thinking is like a vehicle whose wheels have left the ground. Presence can be anchored by mindfulness of the body; this allows the heart safety from agitation and reduces addictive longing for sense stimulation.
Cittaviveka

2022-07-03 Understanding Refuge - Meditation 34:51
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2022-07-03 Understanding Refuge - Talk 43:02
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

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