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Dharma Talks
2005-05-10 On the Street Where You Live 29:04
Ayya Medhanandi
When a river flows into the sea it acquires one taste, the taste of salt. As our meditation deepens, regardless of age, health, race, gender, culture or social status, delving into the mind, we discover one taste, that is the taste of truth. The world is full of suffering, not what we want it to be. And on the street where you live is your monastery, your garden, the thorns and the flowers, the compost and the field of cultivation – from feeling hopeless despair to the dawning moment when you understand the origin of suffering and the way to the Deathless. Letting go in the very marrow of the moment, spread peace and compassion in all directions – on the street where you live.
Bodhinyanarama Monastery, Stokes Valley, New Zealand

2005-05-09 The Value of Questioning 57:55
Jack Kornfield

2005-05-09 Out Beyond Our Ideas Of Right And Wrong 53:04
Sharda Rogell
What can we trust? Can we trust our conceptual framework of right and wrong? The Buddha's teachings point to something more reliable. What is it?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2005-05-05 Questions And Answers 67:18
Joseph Goldstein
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2005 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2005-05-02 Carrying The Blessings 62:26
Ajahn Amaro
Strategies on using the insight and peace from Retreats and regular practice through out our daily lives. (Estimated date of talk. Exact date unknown)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2005-05-01 One Step and One Kiss 47:39
Molly Swan
Gaia House Gaia House Retreat

2005-05-01 A Mind Like Fungi 59:20
Ajahn Amaro
Ajahn Amaro recollects his past year on Sabbatical in India, the value of not having to be anybody, and the skillful use of thought in reflective meditation. (Estimated date of talk. Exact date unknown)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2005-05-01 Unlearning Permanence 37:51
Jose Reissig
This talk starts with an introduction on the futility of amassing knowledge. It then examines the genesis of our implicit belief in the permanence of things, and explores ways to unlearn it.
Philadelphia Meditation Center

2005-05-01 Unlearning Clinging 34:39
Jose Reissig
Unlearning clinging is a corollary of unlearning permanence. This is so because clinging is futile as long as what we cling to is impermanent.
New York Insight Meditation Center

2005-05-01 Unlearning Me 45:51
Jose Reissig
As the Buddha showed, clinging gives birth to the I. The I, in turn, keeps puffing itself up by further clinging. When we understand that this generates nothing but suffering, we are ready to unlearn the I, that is the "Me."
Philadelphia Meditation Center

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