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2011-10-19 Transforming Anger through Understanding Pain 54:31
Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2011-10-09 Metta: Tenderness and Connection 61:11
Guy Armstrong
The practice of lovingkindness makes the heart more sensitive to the joys and sorrows of life. It also reveals a deep sense of connection to all sentient existence that overcomes a painful sense of isolation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2011-10-08 Fundamental Openess - Understanding Faith 21:36
Ajahn Sucitto
Openness, the willingness to meet what arises, is one of our basic resources as human beings. The ability to open what is pleasant and unpleasant alike, knowing we can benefit, learn from it, gives a certain confidence. Mindfulness of body is our workshop to cultivate that ability to open to and bear with painful feeling. Not resisting or fighting it, just sustaining awareness and knowing it for what it is.
Cittaviveka Vassa Group Retreat

2011-09-09 Talk Three - Beyond Belief 48:20
Martin Aylward
The series of 5 talks from this retreat explore a central feature of Dharma practice and teachings: How we get uptight and reactive (Upadana / Clinging) around our experience, and the transformational possibility of letting go. The talks cover the Buddhas teachings on the 3 main realms of experience that we cling most tightly to, as well as exploring and pointing towards the nature of the heart that is free from clinging. This third talk explores how our ideas, beliefs and opinions obscure our true knowing of reality. Martin progresses through our views about life itself, unconsciously conditioned by both scientific and religious cultural myths, our views about and in relation to others, and our painful, evaluating views of ourselves. The encouragement is to examine our beliefs so as to make them transparent, to see life clearly, to recognize its freely unfolding process that cannot be defined by mere idea or view.
Gaia House Live and Let Go: Freedom From Clinging

2011-09-08 The Shorter Discourse on Ways of Undertaking Things 52:43
James Baraz
The Buddha says: There are 4 ways of undertaking things. There is a way undertaking things that is pleasant now and ripens in the future as pain. There is a way undertaking things that is painful now and ripens in the future as pain. There is a way undertaking things that is painful now and ripens in the furter as pleasure. There is a way undertaking things that is pleansont now and ripens in the future as pleasure.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-08-13 "Catch The Mind" 1:22:52
Sayadaw U Jagara
The mind is like a painting hung on a hook on the wall. It depends on an object in order to arise. Identify which object your mind entertains, look at that mind and understand its creator (Hook, painting , painter)
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July through October 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2011-06-28 Satipatthana Sutta, Third Foundation: Division Through Arrogance 1:26
Rodney Smith
Arrogance is a remnant from the pain of the self that wants to be seen and heard as special and privileged. It is our spiritual work to watch not only the subtle grasping and aversive formations of self but its gross manifestations like arrogance as well. What is the pain behind this mental display, and what are the assumptions that move arrogance forward?
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection: The Satipatthana Sutta

2011-05-21 Habits, Action and Personality 46:13
Shaila Catherine
Underlying tendencies (toward greed, hate, and delusion) fuel habits that obstruct our freedom. Tendencies toward irritation, anger, craving, and ignorance may arise in times of stress when our mindfulness is weak, and they distort our perception of things. But tendencies arise in both luxurious and modest environments, in situations of comfort as well as pain. How we relate to experience reinforces patterns and conditioning. Greed, hate, and delusion are causes for the arising of kamma (karma). The simile of the two darts describes the difference between simply enduring bodily feelings of pain, and proliferating reactions of anger and aversion that add suffering to our pain. This talk explores the primary tendencies of sensual desire, anger, and ignorance, and shows how we can free the mind from their influence in our everyday life.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Everyday Dhamma—Teachings for the Lay Life

2011-05-21 Walking a Wise Path 62:51
Sharda Rogell
The Buddha conquered Mara who personifies the evil or unskillful forces of mind that overwhelm us. He gave the teaching on Four Ways of Undertaking Things, which is elucidated in this talk - a practical and helpful explanation on increasing our happiness and decreasing our pain through making wise choices.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center May Insight Meditation Retreat

2011-05-01 Remembering Love 54:54
Tara Brach
The habit of self-judgment not only causes emotional pain, it creates a trance that obscures the purity and vastness of our Being. This talk explores how a wakeful and forgiving heart can heal and free us. (Retreat Talk)
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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