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Dharma Talks
2009-02-16 The Raw Spot 63:21
Norman Fischer
Loss, pain and suffering leave us raw. But the rawness can bring us to a new birth. How to practice with difficult times, economic uncertainty.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2009-01-30 Facets of the Diamond 41:28
Host & the guest and the fundamental confusion between the two Staying at home, the one that hears the sound and the sound merge Allow the world the come to the heart. Before knowledge Original nature & original split Self structure as defence against original pain of separation
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat

2009-01-27 Kuan Yin - Bestower of Fearlessness 38:07
Turning the state rather than being turned by the state Liberating the orphans of consciousness & being liberated from them Stories of Ajahn Chah – Knowing pain & ‘What About the Rest of Us?’ The man who wanted to hang himself Returning to the Still Bestower of Courage & Fearlessness.
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat

2009-01-23 Turning Into The Skid 60:06
Bob Stahl
Waking up to aging, illness and death. Turning into emotional pain. How to grow a meditation practice that holds it all.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Dharma

2008-11-16 Mindfulness Of The Body 53:37
Mark Coleman
Mindfulness of the body as a vehicle of awakening - this talk explores what's challenging about being in the body - working with physical pain, difficult emotions, and how mindfulness practice helps bring insight and ease.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Yoga

2008-10-28 Tender Heart Practice 52:43
Yanai Postelnik
Cultivating a gentle and steady meditative attention we can learn to meet difficulty, pain and suffering with kindness and self-forgiveness. With the courage to feel experience deeply, we can embrace our life with a tender heart of love and openness.
Gaia House The Heart of Wisdom and Compassion

2008-07-20 Freedom From the Known 58:43
John Peacock
How can we free ourselves from patterns of behaviour that are all too familiar but continue to cause us pain?
Gaia House Affection Compassion And Joy

2008-07-14 Liberation From The Inner Critic 50:07
Christina Feldman
Self judgment is deeply painful and suffocates the capacity for kindness and freedom. It can also be understood and released.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat

2008-06-04 Ecology of the Heart 34:02
Ayya Medhanandi
Our most valued renewable resource is the heart, the seat of awareness and our true refuge in what is worthy of refuge – the ancient virtue of the noble ones. Breath by breath, we embody pure presence, wisely seeing how suffering arises and understanding the Noble Truth of how it ends. With courage enough to face our fear, we cut the currents of negativity and we stop feeding them. This is our path to the ending of pain – the heart’s total release.
Ottawa Buddhist Society (Sisters of St. Joseph Convent) :  Ecology of the Heart Retreat

2008-03-21 The Buddha's Song Of Awakening - "Achieved Is The End Of Craving" 60:13
Joseph Goldstein
A discussion of the painful fires of craving and the experience of awaking.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center From Awareness to Wisdom: Exploring the Mind

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