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Dharma Talks
2018-09-27 3 Kinds of Intention 58:57
  Sally Clough Armstrong
3 Kinds of Intention To develop any skill, to fully cultivate any qualities in our lives, particularly on the Buddhist path, we need to engage with three kinds of intention that operate on different time frames. Cetana is the moment-to-moment intention, the urge to do, that we can bring into the field of our mindfulness practice. The next level, Adhitthana, is usually translated as resolve or determination and is one of the paramis. The highest level is Samma Sankappa, right or wise intention. This is the second path factor, after right view, so it is the kind of intention developed by right view. There are three kinds of Right intention - the intention towards renunciation, non-ill will, and non-harming. These skillful intentions can then inform our choices and actions (Adhitthanas), which we keep in mind through awareness of moment-to-moment intentions, or cetana.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2018-09-27 "Metta and It's Radiating, Stabilizing and Healing Qualities" 59:51
  Kate Munding
"A response to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony to Congress which happened earlier in the day."
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2018-09-27 Day 4 - Instructions Dukkha - Hebrew 55:50
  Zohar Lavie
In Hebrew
Sangha Seva Metta and Emptiness

2018-09-27 The Mula Sutta: Beyond the Constructs of the Mind 40:16
  Thanissara
Returning the mind home. Contemplating the dissolution of "subject"/ "object"
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Reclamation of the Sacred

2018-09-26 The Primal Essence of Consciousness 49:01
  Kittisaro
Kuan Yin's method of enlightenment. Reflections on "roots" in the Shurangama Sutra and the Mula Sutta. Similes for Nibbana.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Reclamation of the Sacred

2018-09-26 Vedana and the Ending of Dukkha - Hebrew 62:07
  Zohar Lavie
In Hebrew
Sangha Seva Metta and Emptiness

2018-09-26 Looking at Oppression through the Lens of the Four Noble Truths (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:29
  Erin Selover
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Wisdom Rising Women's Retreat

2018-09-26 Tenderness in a Rough World 0:00
  Sylvia Boorstein
(Recording not available) 
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2018-09-26 Refuge 43:54
  Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Thanissaro Bhikkhu speaks about the meaning of refuge in practice. As we strive for wisdom, purity and compassion; develop mindfulness in order to have a solid state of concentration; and strive to fit into the dharma rather than the other way around, we create a foundation that is conducive to attaining nibbana.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2018-09-26 Guided Metta - Easy, Neutral, Difficult - Hebrew 43:03
  Zohar Lavie
Sangha Seva Metta and Emptiness

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