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Dharma Talks
2020-07-16 Conceit And The Sense Of Self 56:12
  Zohar Lavie
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - July 2020

2020-07-16 01 talk mindfulness of hearing 20:58
  Jill Shepherd
Continuing exploring different aspects of mindfulness, now using mindfulness of hearing to emphasise a relaxed, receptive approach to meditation
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight

2020-07-16 Buddhist Practice and the Transformation of Racism 2: -Meditation and Inner Work 1:19:17
  Donald Rothberg
In this second talk in the series, we first review the main "wisdom" perspectives presented last week, that give us some orientation toward understanding and transforming racism. Then we explore the second area of training: meditation and inner work, identifying four main themes and practices, the first three of which are supported significantly by working in small groups: (1) understanding and working with "implicit bias"; (2) cultivating mindfulness of our racial conditioning and the experiences which arise in investigating race and racism; (3) heart practices like compassion and empathy; and (4) the importance of continuing to access, as best we can, deeper experiences of our being.
Insight Meditation Tucson :  Buddhist Practice and the Transformation of Racism

2020-07-16 02 meditation: mindfulness of sounds 27:02
  Jill Shepherd
guided meditation starting with the breath and physical sensations, opening up to sounds and hearing
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight

2020-07-17 We’re Not Separate At All 32:43
  Ayya Medhanandi
During times of global pandemic, it’s easier to see how deeply connected we are in our vulnerability to disease. Meditating and touching the silent space of the heart, we see how deeply connected we are at all times – connected in dis-ease – in fear, in sorrow, in suffering; and also in our potential for joy. And we discover the well-spring of goodness within us from which that joy arises. A guided meditation and Dhamma reflections.
Ottawa Buddhist Society

2020-07-17 Four Astounding Things 24:36
  Ayya Medhanandi
Four astounding things happen when the Buddha teaches the Dhamma. When he teaches about non-attachment, people want to listen and to understand how to give up attachment. When he teaches about the removal of conceit, people lend ear and try to understand it. People delight in excitement, but when he teaches the way to peace, people want to lend ear and understand it. And when he teaches how to remove ignorance, people want to listen and follow the Way.
Ottawa Buddhist Society

2020-07-17 We Are What we Think 54:12
  James Baraz
The Buddha taught: "We are what we think. With our thoughts we make the world." We will explore mana or "the conceit of I am" and how we construct a sense of self with our mind. Based on how we see ourselves or how we compare with others, mana or the conceit of “I am” is born. This tendency leads to "The Three Conceits: I am superior, I am inferior, I am equal to." If we're not mindful, we then erroneously proceed to make a permanent, solid entity of self. We explore how not seeing this clearly creates suffering and how we can free ourselves of this self-constructed suffering.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2020-07-18 Unrestricted Awareness 37:48
  Ajahn Sucitto
We try to maintain order in a chaotic world, but our attempts tend to constrict and isolate. Clear the obscurations and restrictions by recognizing what is really causing stress and pressure – it’s not the external conditions but what the mind is making of them.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness

2020-07-18 Practise Like the Barley Reaper 25:32
  Ayya Medhanandi
In a dialogue between King Milinda and Venerable Nagasena, we hear the Buddha’s instruction on mental training and how to apply our allies of mindfulness, restraint and wisdom. Devoted to the training, we can overcome ignorance, take hold of the mind and cut off the defilements just as the barley reaper cuts his barley. Our mission is to lean towards Nibbāna, not believing the self-making stories, and gradually, patiently, wrestle free from ignorance, waking up right in the middle of any storm we may face.
Ottawa Buddhist Society

2020-07-18 Guided Meditation – Coming out of the Restricted State 33:57
  Ajahn Sucitto
Coming out of restriction requires examining stuck places with awareness. Guidance is provided to explore the experience the bodily form as it happens.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness

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