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2008-11-09 Working with Thought in Meditation 62:15
Rob Burbea
As meditators, it can be tempting to see the thinking mind as an enemy, but we can instead discover a wise and skillful relationship with it. This talk presents possible ways of working with the wide range of manifestations of thought: from papanca (proliferation) and obsession to creative, reflective and helpful thinking, to seeing the empty nature of all thought.
Gaia House Solitary Month Retreat

2008-08-18 The Yak Enamoured by its Tail 46:40
An exploration of papanca (conceptual poliferation) and nipapanca - the root of birth and death.

2008-06-28 Working With Papanca And Self-View 61:10
Mark Coleman
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness Training for Yoga Teachers

2008-05-31 Joy Of Practice 69:45
Mark Coleman
What are the joys and fruits of the practice of Vipassana/mindfulness? This talk elaborates the peace, joy, freedom that arises from meditation; especially in regard to seeing clearly the nature of thought, papanca and disengaging from the delusions of mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation for the Curious

2008-03-12 Papanca - The Unbidden Wandering Of Mind 51:04
Anna Douglas
As mindfulness deepens, we can uncover the 4 root causes of getting lost in our thinking, as well as remembering the aliveness of being when we step aside from thinking.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat

2008-02-08 Papanca - Why I Can't Be Happy Now 66:52
Howard Cohn
Our thinking mind, when unnoticed, spreads out into imaginary worlds about an imaginary version of ourselves. How mindfulness helps us recognize the various trances our mind spins.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat

2007-01-31 Mindfulness And Papanca - part 2 57:37
Donald Rothberg
We focus, in this record of two talks, on the nature of Papanca or “conceptual proliferation” its roots in compulsive craving and aversion, and a number of different ways to work skillfully with Papanca.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2007-01-24 Mindfulness and Papanca 59:43
Donald Rothberg
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2006-11-13 Papanca 33:52
Christina Feldman
Gaia House Solitary Month

2006-11-10 Papanca 53:16
Sally Armstrong
Based on the Honey Ball Sutta, this talk is an exploration of papanca, a Pali word meaning proliferation of thought in the mind. Mental proliferation leads into the creation of self and into craving and comparing, as well as holding on to views and opinions.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Vipassana Intensive

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