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Dharma Talks
2022-12-12 Q&A 65:06
Ajahn Sucitto
00:25 Regarding rebirth or further birth, Therevadans and Tibetans seems to have very different things to say about this. Is it useless speculation to consider what happens after death? 13:17 Can you please distinguish between kilesa, asava and anutsara? 17:41 Why is consciousness likened to an illusion? 31:22 Could you please speak about the external and internal aspect of the sense fields mentioned in the satipatthanna? 36:03 I get very stirred up when I received kindness from others. What do you suggest? 41:35 You mentioned a tendency to look for open space as related to an experience as an infant of being confined in a cradle. How did that memory and understanding come up for you? 46:09 Can you remind us about mano sancetana – what it is and how it works? 53:57 Is nibanna a description of a mind in which the defilements are uprooted or is it that which does the uprooting? 55:21 Can you speak about the significance of noticing neutral sensations? Why is this useful? 56:51 Vicara and dhamma vijaya both explore an object. How are they different or similar? 1:00:18 I’d appreciate some more specific instructions about the movements and placements of hands during the bowing ritual.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge ORIGINAL RECORDINGS, TO BE EDITED - Ajahn Sucitto at IMS-FR

2022-12-13 Mindfulness of the uncertain – everyday Bardo 50:17
Ajahn Sucitto
Remembering mindfulness is challenged when moving from retreat to an interactive domain. Attune your mindfulness to the uncertainty of life in the most basic experience of body, feeling, citta and “stuff that comes up”.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge ORIGINAL RECORDINGS, TO BE EDITED - Ajahn Sucitto at IMS-FR

2022-12-13 The Four Divine Abidings (Retreat At Spirit Rock) 58:16
Ayya Anandabodhi
Opening, healing and transforming the heart.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Earth, Awareness, and Being

2022-12-13 Dhamma of sharing and aspiration 31:02
Ajahn Sucitto
Through practice we form the occasion of goodness, and this occasion forms us, strengthening composure and wisdom. This is the circularity of dhamma, of the process that transcends the specific occasion of retreat.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Mapping the Territory: New Light on the Satipatthana

2022-12-14 Closing Comments 3:19
Ajahn Sucitto
We can practice by remembering that we participate in a global communion that has been going on for thousands of years, for our welfare and that of others.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Mapping the Territory: New Light on the Satipatthana

2022-12-14 The Heart's Wisdom 45:29
Ayya Anandabodhi
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Earth, Awareness, and Being

2022-12-14 Lightly Guided Meditation: Practicing with Views and Beliefs 35:59
Donald Rothberg
After some foundational mindfulness instructions, there's an invitation to track for views and beliefs when they appear, whether just for a few moments or in a more sustained way, linked perhaps with reviewing an interaction with someone or something that happened. Near the end, there's guidance to bring to mind a situation in the last few days in which there was a strong sense of a view taken and then explore the experience of holding a strong view.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-12-14 Talk: Practicing with Views and Beliefs 1 67:26
Donald Rothberg
Practicing with views, beliefs, opinions, and narratives is a central part of our practice (in relationship to ourselves, to others, and in the larger society and world) and was strongly emphasized in the teachings of the Buddha. In this talk, we explore how the Buddha taught on views, emphasizing four core teachings. We then inquire into what is particularly problematic in our relationship to views is the way that we potentially are reactive in relation to views--habitually grasping and pushing away with our views. We then suggest three foundational practices for working with views and beliefs. There is finally about a twenty-minute discussion period.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
Attached Files:
  • The Buddha on “Views: Four Texts by Donald Rothberg (PDF)

2022-12-14 Where Does It Hurt? Evening Dharma Talk (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:58
Noliwe Alexander
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Earth, Awareness, and Being

2022-12-14 IntraConnected – Part 1: Conversation with Tara and Dan Siegel 46:46
Tara Brach
In this conversation, Tara interviews Dan about the themes in his new book, “IntraConnected.” They explore how our identity gets formed, and the profound healing and freedom that come with widening our sense of identity from me to what Dan terms “Mwe” (me plus we.) The principles they touch on come from indigenous wisdom, the contemplative or wisdom traditions, neuroscience and quantum physics.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

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