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Tina Rasmussen's Dharma Talks
Tina Rasmussen
The inspiration for my teaching is to help people discover the direct experience of ultimate truth that underlies conventional reality, and then infuse life with an ever-deepening awareness of this mystery as it manifests in our everyday work and relationships. I have practiced meditation since 1976, and have been authorized to teach by Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw of Burma.
2014-03-01 Introduction to Concentration Meditation Daylong Part 2 37:50
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2014-03-01 Introduction to Concentration Meditation Daylong Part 1 50:06
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2013-02-02 What is Purification of Mind? 1:15:05
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Introduction to Concentration Meditation
2013-02-02 What is the Samatha Practice (Concentration Meditation)? 39:42
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Introduction to Concentration Meditation
2012-01-14 Differences Between Samatha and Vipassana 28:36
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: differences between the practices, useful ways to work with hindrances.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2012-01-14 What is Samatha / Concentration Meditation? 39:57
This talk includes: The three stages of Buddhist practice, what is samatha, which is concentration.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center
2012-01-14 What's Compelling about the Concentration / Samatha Practice? 40:20
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: what is compelling about this practice, reasons to do the practice, meditation instructions.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center
2009-05-21 2009 Monthly Sitting Group, Month 5: Actions that Support Practice; The Five Jhana Masteries; “Psychic Powers” 68:55
Includes: silence, breathing, timing, resolves; the masteries required in completing a jhana and moving on to the next; and what is meant by “psychic powers” and whether they are necessary; meditation instructions; and Q&A
Various
2009-04-16 2009 Monthly Sitting Group, Month 4: Skillful Effort 1:19:49
Includes: intention; surrender; persistence; Yin and Yang; meditation instructions; and Q&A
Various
2009-03-19 2009 Monthly Sitting Group, Month 3: How the Jhana Factors Neutralize the Hindrances, and Concentration Practice as Purification of Mind 1:13:58
Includes: Jhana factors overview; how hindrances relate to jhana factors; the role of sila / wholesomeness in this practice; how concentration practice leads to purification of mind; meditation instructions; and Q&A
Various

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