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Dharma Talks
2022-08-27 Opening to Appreciation 64:23
Zohar Lavie
Online Dharma Hall session including guided meditation and Dharma talk on the theme of the interwinding co-creating aspects of appreciation, gratitude, and joy.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - Aug 2022

2022-08-27 04 instructions: Dana, Sila and Wise Effort 28:10
Jill Shepherd, Di Robertson
Beginning with a brief overview of the five training precepts (Di), then connecting to our retreat aspirations, relinquishment of mobile phones and some relational practice exploring dāna as a support for Wise Effort (Jill)
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

2022-08-27 Transitioning 24:23
Nathan Glyde
SanghaSeva The Heart Unbound

2022-08-27 Experiencing the Body as Elements (retreat at Spirit Rock) 38:00
Leslie Booker
Morning Instructions on the first foundation of mindfulness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Loving Awareness: Meeting Reality with Wisdom and Kindness

2022-08-26 Meeting the Hindrances with Faith (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:42
Leslie Booker
Centering the faith as the antidote to doubt, this talk takes us on a journey from bright faith, verified faith to unshakeable faith.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Loving Awareness: Meeting Reality with Wisdom and Kindness

2022-08-26 Concern for All Beings: Plant-Based Eating - A conversation with Tara Brach and Tricycle‘s editor-in-chief, James Shaheen. - 58:09
Tara Brach
A vegetarian diet, while encouraged in most schools of Buddhism, isn’t a requirement of the Buddhist path. But there are powerful spiritual opportunities in embracing a plant-based diet. Following a vegetarian or plant-based diet is one way to practice compassion, reduce harm, and recognize our interconnectedness with all living beings and the earth itself. So what does the dharma say about vegetarianism? How might plant-based eating support our spiritual practice?
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-08-26 Guided meditation on the breath, Dhamma talk on the 'dark sage' 1:30:47
Bhante Sujato
Guided meditation on the breath; peace of mind as a natural state. Dhamma talk on the disruptive and mysterious figure of the 'dark sage' with reference to three people in the suttas: Nālaka, Asito Devala, Ambaṭṭha. Discussion of this archetype, racism in the suttas, the three figures and their attempts to problematise caste.
Lokanta Vihara
Attached Files:
  • Nālakasutta (Snp 3.1) by suttacentral.net (Link)
  • Ambaṭṭhasutta (DN 3) by suttacentral.net (Link)
  • Assalāyanasutta (MN 93) by suttacentral.net (Link)
  • Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 2.2.3 by suttacentral.net (Link)

2022-08-26 Sowing Fulfilling Intentions 48:52
Nathan Glyde
Exploring the teachings of 5 Remembrances, 2 Sorts of Intention, and the many faces of Avidya.
SanghaSeva The Heart Unbound

2022-08-26 Meditation Instructions 6: Upekkhā 59:28
Zohar Lavie
SanghaSeva The Heart Unbound

2022-08-25 Guided Meditation: Upekkhā to Phenomena 40:55
Nathan Glyde
Offering a peaceful tour around the body and opening all the senses out in equanimity, to meet all things free from preference.
SanghaSeva The Heart Unbound

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