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Dharma Talks
2023-07-17 Evening Q&A 67:40
Yuka Nakamura, Akincano Marc Weber, Gerit Stöcklmair
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Cultivation – Investigation – Contemplation

2023-07-17 Talk #7: Third Tetrad (Steps 8 & 9) 56:59
Nikki Mirghafori
Overview of the third tetrad, emphasis on the first two steps whith three approaches to experiencing the mind, and a samadhi and insight wasy to gladdening it.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July, 2023

2023-07-17 Walking Instructions - Hindrances 10:27
Akincano Marc Weber
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Cultivation – Investigation – Contemplation

2023-07-17 The Nature of Awakening: Traditional and Contemporary Paths of Awakening 68:04
Donald Rothberg
We examine first the Buddha’s teachings about awakening, We see how he understands the process as involving two processes. We are mindful of and work through what gets in the way of touching our natural awakening—greed, hatred, and delusion (or the two forms of reactivity—grasping after the pleasant and pushing away the unpleasant, along with ignorance about the nature of impermanence, reactivity or Dukkha, and not-self). We also develop those qualities which both support and manifest awakening, qualities identified in the teaching of the Seven Factors of Awakening. We see further how the Buddha at times identified the nature of awakened awareness as “signless, boundless, all-luminous,” and trace similar accounts of awakened awareness in the Thai Forest tradition and Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahāmudrā. Then we ask the question about whether these wonderful teachings and associated practices are sufficient for awakening in the contemporary world. We point to how such teachings and practices are crucial but also need to be complemented by and integrated with a contemporary map of awakening, identifying forms of contemporary conditioning (and greed, hatred, and delusion) that are not found in the traditional account. Broadly speaking, we can identify two inter-related core areas—a first identifying more “psychological” conditioning, and more “social” conditioning (for example, around gender, race, sexual orientation, age, etc.). The talk is followed by discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock Live: Monday Night with Donald Rothberg

2023-07-17 Guided Meditation Exploring the Factors of Awakening 31:11
Donald Rothberg
Basic instructions in developing concentration and stability, on the one hand, and mindfulness, on the other, are given in the context of the teaching of the Seven Factors of Awakening; concentration and mindfulness are two of the seven factors. We also explore inquiry or investigation, a third factor, in the context of mindfulness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock Live: Monday Night with Donald Rothberg

2023-07-17 GM - Whole Body Standing 61:44
Ajahn Sucitto
Gaia House Unrestricted Awareness

2023-07-17 Morning Reflections - Mindfulness of Dhamma, Hindrances 43:30
Yuka Nakamura
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Cultivation – Investigation – Contemplation

2023-07-17 Morning Reflections #14: Steps 9 & 10 40:13
Sayadaw U Jagara
A guided practice of the steps leading to experiencing the mind (step 9) and g;addening the mind (step10).
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July, 2023

2023-07-17 GM - Knowing the senses 40:31
Ajahn Sucitto
Gaia House Unrestricted Awareness

2023-07-16 Impermanence 56:20
Yuka Nakamura
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Cultivation – Investigation – Contemplation

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