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Dharma Talks
2016-05-06 Evening Talk & Book Signing: Time To Stand Up, An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto For Our Earth 68:28
Our environmental crisis is generated by an obsession with ownership and individualism that obscures the truth of our inter-dependence within a web of life. In a world divided by inequity, racism, and wars, Dharma practice shatters the illusion of dualistic consciousness, offering a new paradigm. This mini-retreat explores the process which generates divisiveness: papanca or conceptual proliferation in service of delusion. The ending of papanca reveals the unshakeable depth and the undivided nature of reality at the heart of all circumstances, revolutionizing our way of being and living — both personally and globally. Copies of Thanissara's book, Time To Stand Up, An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth, will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author.
New York Insight Meditation Center NYI Regular Talks

2016-04-29 Proliferation of Planning 47:38
Shaila Catherine
Shaila Catherine gave this talk on planning tendencies of the mind. Papanca is a Pali term that means proliferation. A lot of our planning is not preparation for action. Rather, it's a form of dukkha: chronic planning may be a manifestation of anxiety, restlessness, worry, or obsessive thinking about "who I will be." Planning is fuel for self-becoming, self-grasping; restless planning perpetuates the fantasy of a future we think we can control or predict, but such future may never happen. Instead of habitually indulging in planning tendencies, we can train our attention to be mindful of life as it actually unfolds. We can thus learn to calm fantasies that distract the mind, let go of expectations, and gradually strengthen concentration to be more fully present. We can also curb the tendency to become lost in imagined scenarios of hope and fear about life's events.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2016-04-27 The mysterious Dharma: words fall silent before it. 58:55
Exploring the interplay of wisdom and compassion– –two expressions of the one mind. The importance and practice of Nippapanca and non-prolification
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

2016-03-24 Papanca (mental proliferation), Multiplication. Awareness, the Fundamental Quality of Heart 53:11
Ajahn Sucitto
Buddhist Retreat Centre :  The Deeper You Go, the Lighter it Gets

2016-03-16 Healing the Crack Between the Experiencer and Experience 36:36
Ajahn Sucitto
The Sankhara of Being Socialized Chasing the image - the "it" How can "I' watch "my" mind? Am I the watcher or the watched? Coming out of relationship to self as "it" Contact, feeling, perception, papanca Abandoning the struggle Pragmatic love
Dharmagiri Healing the Cracks: Generosity and Interdependence

2015-10-08 Perception and Papanca 53:51
Andrea Fella
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2015-09-21 The sweet essence - Part 1 56:11
Patrick Kearney
We examine the first part of Madhupiṇḍika Sutta, The sweet essence (MN 18), where Mahā Kaccāna unpacks a brief teaching by the Buddha on how we construct our dukkha. We begin with the six sense fields and the vedanā that arises from them, and then construct a world though obsessive thinking (papañca), to the point where we find ourselves living in a world of concepts about our experience, rather than the experience itself.
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Month Long Retreat led by Patrick Kearney

2015-02-12 Working with the Discursive Mind 55:40
Sally Armstrong
Papanca is the Pali word for the Mind that observes, fantasizes and tells stories. Often these mind states are accompanied by craving, aversion and a strong sense of self. Bringing mindfulness and compassion to this experience can help us lesson how often we get lost in it.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat

2014-10-13 Perception and Papanca 60:02
Andrea Fella
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

2013-04-21 Perception, Papanca and Personality View 59:46
Carol Wilson
Bringing awareness to the magic show of the creation and dissolution of personality view from moment to moment.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Through Dhamma Eyes: Training in Awareness and Wisdom

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