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Dharma Talks
2023-07-09 Practice Not Complaining 1:13:10
Gullu Singh
Spirit Rock Meditation Center BIPOC Voices - Series

2023-07-09 Dukkha and the End of Dukkha 59:13
Donald Rothberg
The Buddha famously said, "I teach dukkha and the end of dukkha." Yet what does this core statement of the teachings mean? In this talk, we explore at least four meanings of dukkha in the discourses; not recognizing these different meanings can lead to considerable confusion. Only one of these four meanings of dukkha, dukkha as reactivity, helps us to understand directly "the end of dukkha." We look particularly at the teachings of the Two Arrows and of Dependent Origination to support the understanding of dukkha as reactivity, clarifying some of the complexities of the teaching (including that very commonly our reactivity is mixed with some insight, pointing to how what is important is to "transform" reactivity rather than simply suppress it or get rid of it). Lastly, we suggest a number of different ways to practice with reactivity. The talk is followed by a period of discussion.
Benicia Insight Meditation

2023-07-09 What Does It Mean To Be Free? 42:04
Pamela Weiss
Drawing on teachings from the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta and the Upādānas, this talk explores walking the path as radical reorientation, and the relationship between freedom and letting go.
San Francisco Insight Meditation Community SFI Sunday Nights

2023-07-09 Goodwill supervises the Path 37:16
Ajahn Sucitto
Our life is the ever-changing experience of ourselves and the world around us - internally and externally. Cultivating goodwill provides stability for piloting this interaction.
Hartridge Monestary

2023-07-09 Perceptions of Dukkha, and ways of looking related to Dukkha 21:53
Victor von der Heyde
Outline of ways of looking practices with a focus on dukkha and three practices related to dukkha
Australian Insight Meditation Network Seeing That Frees

2023-07-10 The Present Moment is a Temple 1:56:06
Dana DePalma
This guided meditation goes through the Arriving Sequence, including arriving in the present moment, becoming available to practice, and aligning with our deepest values. Having established ourselves thus, we deepen into the felt sense of presence and aliveness. Includes Mary Oliver’s poem, Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me. This talk follows the guided meditation from the same evening and continues the exploration of the Arriving Sequence and the felt sense of presence and aliveness. The Arriving Sequence includes arriving in the present moment, becoming available to practice, and aligning with our deepest values. Includes a short guided meditation to demonstrate the steps of the Arriving Sequence and turning toward aliveness and presence.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2023-07-10 Morning Reflections #8: Calming Bodily Formations (Step 4) 35:00
Sayadaw U Jagara
Different perspectives offered for relaxing the bodily fabrications.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2023

2023-07-10 Instructions and guided meditation: Breath practice followed by Dukkha Method 1 30:01
Victor von der Heyde
The "Dukkha Method 1" practice related to the practice described in the book Seeing That Frees: Meditations on Emptiness and Dependent Arising". The first 12 minutes are a description of the two practices, the guided meditation starts after that.
Australian Insight Meditation Network Seeing That Frees

2023-07-10 Guided Meditation on reducing clinging: Dukkha method 2, Part 1 16:22
Victor von der Heyde
Guided meditation on one of the practices described in the book "Seeing That Frees" related to the perception of dukkha.
Australian Insight Meditation Network Seeing That Frees

2023-07-10 Guided meditation on Allowing, reducing the push and pull (Dukkha Method 2) 27:07
Victor von der Heyde
Instructions for the first three minutes, then the guided meditation starts.
Australian Insight Meditation Network Seeing That Frees

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