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Dharma Talks
2023-08-19 01 opening talks and guided meditation 53:38
Jill Shepherd, Elizabeth Day, Willa Thaniya Reid
Welcome and orientation to the retreat structure and purpose, with guided standing and sitting meditation
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Two-week insight meditation retreat

2023-08-19 The Usefulness of Truth 1:25:15
Nathan Glyde
The Buddha asked us to speak what is true and useful. Are those the same things? What is more important, usefulness or truth? And what is truly useful? Guided meditation, reflection, and (just Nathan's part of a Q&R session) Bear in mind, this is not speaking about truth as an objective exploration of scientific understanding, but an exploration of the truth of first person subjective knowledge: which is all a meditator can know about their experience.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - August 2023

2023-08-20 The Joy of Renunciation - Week 1 - Meditation 25:34
Mark Nunberg
The weekly practice groups are designed to be a cornerstone for one's practice by providing ongoing instruction and teachings that will help illuminate the simple but challenging practice of mindfulness. The Buddha taught that mindfulness is the way to go beyond habits of distraction and grasping. To walk this path of wisdom and compassion, we need the support of a community that shares this intention. Each session includes a guided meditation, dharma talk, and discussion. Both experienced and beginning meditators are welcome.
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2023-08-20 The Joy of Renunciation - Week 1 - Talk 42:59
Mark Nunberg
The weekly practice groups are designed to be a cornerstone for one's practice by providing ongoing instruction and teachings that will help illuminate the simple but challenging practice of mindfulness. The Buddha taught that mindfulness is the way to go beyond habits of distraction and grasping. To walk this path of wisdom and compassion, we need the support of a community that shares this intention. Each session includes a guided meditation, dharma talk, and discussion. Both experienced and beginning meditators are welcome.
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2023-08-20 The Fire of Illumination 26:34
Ayya Medhanandi
We wish for perfect conditions in life. But true perfection only arises within the awakened mind. So we are like mendicants of the present moment – not able to control or know what lies ahead. Let us not lose heart. In truth, this Middle Way of awareness has great fruit and great benefit, and we can walk it – even in this digitally driven era. Being patient, brave, and staying true to the wisest course, we gain strength and skill at each step. It may feel like balancing on a tightrope of fire. But with unflagging resolve and care, we burn out delusion. And that will be the fire of our illumination.
Sati Saraniya Hermitage

2023-08-20 Meeting the Unexpected 59:21
Nikki Mirghafori
Spirit Rock Meditation Center BIPOC Voices - Series

2023-08-20 Words Create Worlds 36:44
Pamela Weiss
This talk explores the power of language and potent Buddhist teachings on Wise Speech.
San Francisco Insight Meditation Community SFI Sunday Nights

2023-08-20 On Bumpy Roads and Muddy Trails: reflections on tranquility 48:06
Devon Hase
Stories and dhamma on the awakening factor of Passaddhi (calm, peace, tranquility)
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life Is Your Practice

2023-08-20 03 talk: the precepts as support for establishing the wholesome 23:15
Willa Thaniya Reid
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Two-week insight meditation retreat

2023-08-20 Ground in Daily Life 55:00
Leela Sarti
Gaia House Deep Ground Practice

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