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Oren Jay Sofer's Dharma Talks
Oren Jay Sofer
Developing a clear understanding of the teachings and learning to fully inhabit the body have been core parts of my Dhamma practice. These areas, as well a strong emphasis on the heart, inform and shape my teaching. The few years I spent training as an Anagarika in the Thai Forest monasteries broadened my understanding of the Buddha's teachings and instilled a profound respect for the Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni Sangha. All along the way, I've been particularly interested in how other modalities like Nonviolent Communication and Somatics can support our growth in awakening.
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2019-09-30 Insight and Resilience in Times of Change 68:21
How can our spiritual practice be a source of healing and guidance in troubled times? The Buddhist path and its meditation practice offers a range of resources that can help us face challenges, personally and collectively.
New York Insight Meditation Center NYI Regular Talks
2019-09-30 Insight and Resilience in Times of Change-guided meditation 36:42
How can our spiritual practice be a source of healing and guidance in troubled times? The Buddhist path and its meditation practice offers a range of resources that can help us face challenges, personally and collectively.
New York Insight Meditation Center NYI Regular Talks
2019-07-25 Insight Meditation in 2019 57:48
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2019-07-25 Samatha - Vipassana Guided Meditation 46:52
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2019-05-21 Finding Balance In Life 46:04
Exploring the Brahma Viharas and equanimity as supports in life.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2019-05-18 Meeting Adversity With Love 56:11
On the eve commemorating the Buddha's life and awakening, we explore how to meet the hinderances skillfully.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2019-03-24 Renunciation: The Freedom of Non-Grasping (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:38
The entire path can be understood as a cultivation of the ability to let go. In this talk, we explore this core quality of renunciation in Buddhist practice: What it is and what it isn't, what we let go of and how, what supports the maturing of renunciation. We include some specific suggestions for ways to practice renunciation in lay life as well.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation 1-Month
2019-03-17 Right Understanding (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:57
For the practice to be effective we must integrate the proper understanding, known as "Right View." This talk explores right view in three ways: as a foundation for the practice through understanding our everyday life, as a view of all events as a natural unfolding of causes and conditions, and as the liberating understanding of the Four Noble Truths.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation 1-Month
2019-03-11 Confidence in the Path: Learning to Trust (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:31
Faith (Saddha) is an essential quality on the path to awakening. This talk explores how we can understand this factor, cultivate it, and make use of it in our practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation 1-Month
2019-03-06 Balanced Energy, Wise Effort (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:00
Meditation practice is a process of cultivating healthy, skillful qualities in the mind. This talk explores two essential factors for the practice: balanced energy, and wise effort through the lens of the “Four Great Efforts.” How we practice is often more important than what technique we use. What qualities are you bringing to bear on your experience as you practice?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation 1-Month

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