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Dharma Talks
2023-05-09 Caga, Dana, Punna and Katannuta 64:52
Greg Scharf
Marking the occasion of Vesak, this talk, explores, the interwoven relationship of generosity, giving, merit, and gratitude
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May, 2023

2023-05-09 A New Vista 50:05
Pascal Auclair
True North Insight A Heart that Resonates

2023-05-08 Seven Stages of the Spiritual Journey 1:18:10
Donald Rothberg
We work with the metaphor of the spiritual "journey" and distinguish seven successive stages of this journey, using as main reference points the poem by Mary Oliver called "The Journey" (read near the beginning and at the end of the talk), the life of the Buddha, the lives of several great practitioners in the Thai Forest Tradition (Ajahn Mun, Ajahn Chah, and Mae Chee Kaew), and our own lives. The stages begin with taking life for granted, move through some sense of unsatisfactoriness or inadequacy about our ordinary and habitual lives and a call for something more. They lead to some kind of departure from the ordinary and habitual, opening, typically with difficulties, challenges, and purification, to our more authentic being and awakening, at least to some degree, and returning in a way to our everyday lives. This journey can take many forms, and the stages can sometimes be successive, and sometimes all appear in a short period. After the talk, we have about 20 minutes of discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2023-05-07 That Seed of Awakening Within Us 24:07
Ayya Medhanandi
Remember compassion like the Buddha’s. Remember courage like the Buddha’s – a mind strong, centered, wise and welcoming; spacious, supple and open. We look within and wake up to that seed of awakening.  Standing for truth instead of delusion and weakness, even if what we have is not enough – we make it enough. Even from a tiny seed of awakening, plant it in the soil of contentment. Watch it grow into a tall, magnificent refuge in Truth that is not conceptual but is realized intuitively. You are here in the moment like never before.
Sati Saraniya Hermitage

2023-05-07 Recognizing the Good - Guided Meditation 23:56
Mark Nunberg
Recognizing the Good - Guided Meditation
Common Ground Meditation Center Mindfulness Practice Group

2023-05-07 Recognizing the Good - Talk 43:31
Mark Nunberg
Recognizing the Good - Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center Mindfulness Practice Group

2023-05-06 Unstuck in the Middle 1:23:23
Nathan Glyde
Finding a middle way between dukkha extremes. Includes a mention of as a way of exploring this theme in the whole of our life. Includes a guided meditation, talk, and discussion (in which only responses are recorded)
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - May 2023

2023-05-06 Understanding Rigidity 61:46
Ayya Santussika
Karuna Buddhist Vihara

2023-05-04 Embodiment and the Buddha's teaching 38:21
Ajahn Sucitto
The different Buddhist traditions span many cultures and languages, exploring this psycho-spiritual sphere, using a stable body as its theme, free of greed and delusion. The teachings point to experiencing an end to the preoccupation with phenomena.
Bodhicharya Centre - Berlin

2023-05-04 Guided Meditation - posture 33:59
Ajahn Sucitto
Bodhicharya Centre - Berlin

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