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Dharma Talks
2023-08-30 The Honesty Challenge – Getting More Truthful with Ourselves and Our World 50:24
Tara Brach
Most of us value honesty yet are not aware of how regularly we avoid facing what’s difficult inside us, and how we are less than truthful with others. This talk explores the practice of radical self-honesty as the grounds of being more honest with others, and bringing more love and freedom to our lives. We close with a quote by Danna Faulds from her book:
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-08-30 Opening Session (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:25:38
James Baraz, Eve Decker, Howard Cohn, Terry Vandiver, Tuere Sala
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Insight Retreat

2023-08-31 Craving the end of craving 46:13
Walt Opie
The Buddha often pointed to craving as the cause of our suffering. Walt explores how craving arises and how we might come to the end of craving. Ajahn Sucitto said, "In fact, our craving is about something we don’t have... The source is the ‘not having.’" When we start to see this with mindfulness and clear comprehension, we have more freedom to choose healthy habits over unhealthy habits, and we can begin to value the wholesome over the unwholesome. This can eventually become the condition for great happiness.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2023-08-31 Morning Sit with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:14:53
Howard Cohn, James Baraz, Tuere Sala
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Insight Retreat

2023-08-31 29 reflection: Release the grip; come into full awareness 19:29
Willa Thaniya Reid
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Two-week insight meditation retreat

2023-08-31 Wisdom and Compassion Working Together Part 2 - Guided Meditation 31:42
Mark Nunberg
Wisdom and Compassion Working Together Part 2 - Guided Meditation
Common Ground Meditation Center

2023-08-31 Wisdom and Compassion Working Together Part 2 - Talk 32:37
Mark Nunberg
Wisdom and Compassion Working Together Part 2 -Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies: The Five Spiritual Faculties (Summer 2023)

2023-08-31 Beyond the Comparing Mind (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:09
James Baraz
We have a deeply ingrained tendency to compare ourselves with others or with an idealized standard that is bound to create suffering in the mind. The Buddha called this tendency mana "the conceit of I am." When we through see through our identification with experience we open to a freedom beyond the comparing mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Insight Retreat

2023-08-31 30 talk: An overview of the Noble Eightfold Path 35:57
Jill Shepherd
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Two-week insight meditation retreat

2023-08-31 Guided Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 19:13
Tuere Sala, Eve Decker
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Insight Retreat

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