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Kate Munding's Dharma Talks
Kate Munding
Kate Munding is co-guiding teacher of IMCB. She has been practicing since 2002 and has done numerous 1-2 month intensive practice periods. Kate is currently in Spirit Rock's Teacher Training program. Kate has also trained approximately 2,000 educators, therapists, and parents in mindful awareness techniques and philosophy in the U.S. and abroad.
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2019-08-15 The Truth of Suffering 56:32
This week will conclude my series on the Three Truths of Existence, aka The Three Characteristics. So far we've explored the truth of impermanence and what it would be like to fully live from the understanding that all of nature, including us, is in constant flux. The last time I was there, we explored the second truth, not-self. We unpacked it's meaning and talked about how it fits with this spiritual path, as well as how it can inspire us in our day-to-day. This week we'll continue the conversation by including the third truth, the truth of suffering. This will be a pointing out teaching to better understand how we feed our cycles of stress, unsatisfactoriness, and unhappiness. We'll also look at how we can untangle and even uproot the habits and patterns in our mind that support such unhappy living and nurture a more wise and peaceful way of being.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2019-07-18 Not Self 48:54
I will continue talking about the three truths of existence, aka The Three Characteristics. Last week we explored the truth of impermanence and what it would be like to fully live from the understanding that all of nature, including us, in constant flux. This week I'll be talking about the second truth, not-self. This is a concept in Buddhism that is often miss-understood as no-self giving an impression of nihilism. We unpack the truth of not-self, how it fits with this spiritual path, and how it can inspire us in our day-to-day.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2019-07-13 Open Heart, Steady Mind: Practices For When Life Gets Hard - Day 2 of 2 5:27:13
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2019-07-12 Open Heart, Steady Mind: Practices For When Life Gets Hard - Day 1 of 2 6:14:19
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2019-07-11 Anicca the truth of impermanence 50:09
The talk is centered around how to bring wisdom to the truth of impermanence. Anicca (impermanence) is a cornerstone truth of existence and one that we all encounter over and over. How we relate to this truth can make the difference between experiencing this natural law with confusion and aversion or living a life with a heart and mind that is at peace. We'll explore how this truth influences our emotional, physical, and relational lives. We'll also take a look at how miss-understanding this truth can be used as a spiritual bypass and hinder our spiritual development.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2019-06-27 How we can change our relationship with nature through our practice 50:34
In preparation for this weekend, the climate emergency, our response to it as Buddhists and as human beings has been on my mind. I will give the talk related to these themes as well as on how we can change our relationship with nature through our practice to better connect with the reality we and our planet are facing. I know James just gave a talk last week on climate change, but I'm guessing this will offer a different approach and voice to this ongoing exploration.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2019-06-19 Practice Instruction 32:40
Anchor and Hindrances
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Mindfulness for Educators
2019-06-18 Knowing the Hindrances 44:52
An introduction to the hindrances; how to identify them in your experience and how to meet them with the practice.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Mindfulness for Educators
2019-06-17 First Day of Retreat Practice Instruction 25:34
Instructions on how to ground in the body and settle into the retreat
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Mindfulness for Educators
2019-06-06 Acknowledging the Wholesome 57:21
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

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