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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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2021-07-07 Dedication of Merit 46:33
Dedication of Merit is a ritual found throughout the Buddhist community. This talk explores the deeper meaning and purpose of this practice. Merit is generated every time we sit down and the ritual of dedication reminds to connect outward to the world at large, to humans and the more than human world, in an act of generosity. Instructions for how to dedicate the merit is included, as well as a Q&A at the end.
Assaya Sangha Assaya Sangha Dharma Talks
2021-06-09 Impermanence 42:34
Impermanence: a cornerstone of dharma teachings and a place to live from and come back to no matter where we are in our practice. Impermanence can bring us into contraction or expansiveness. It ultimately points to our own impermanence, and what we need to wake up to before we die.
Assaya Sangha Assaya Sangha Dharma Talks
2021-06-02 Stories of the First Buddhist Women 47:20
Stories of the first Buddhist women: Their stories, teachings, and awakening poems are inspirational. They also offer us a tether from what we are doing as a women's Dharma community to an ancient lineage that has been going strong since the time of the Buddha.
Assaya Sangha Assaya Sangha Dharma Talks
2021-05-19 Concentration: Steady mind, clear mind 46:01
Concentration: This dharma talk is the last in a series on the Eight Fold Path. It includes techniques for quieting the mind (shamata), the nature of concentration, and the necessary elements to reach concentrated states in a sustainable way. Also included is a description of the Jhanas (high states of concentration) and the value of experiencing these states to help strengthen faith. Brief Q & A at the end included.
Assaya Sangha Assaya Sangha Dharma Talks
2021-05-12 Remembering: The Practice of Sati 47:02
Mindfulness (Sati): Part 7 of a series on the Eightfold Path, this talk discusses Sati, or mindfulness, as a state of mind and a way of being. The complexity of mindfulness is explored (vedanas, wholesome desire) as well as the ultimate simplicity of remembering our truest self through practice of paying attention, alertness and contact with experience. Q & A at the end is included.
Assaya Sangha Assaya Sangha Dharma Talks
2021-05-05 Attuned and in Balance: Wise Effort 47:21
Wise Effort: Part 6 of a series on the Eightfold Path. Wise effort is explained as attuning to what is happening in the present moment, making adjustments based on conditions and balancing our energy so that it expresses the Middle Path - between striving and burnout - to create a sustainable practice. Reference is made to the teachings of Ajahn Chah and ways to develop a continuity of mindfulness in everyday living. Emphasis on softening and trust in the heart practices that balance the habits of the mind.
Assaya Sangha Assaya Sangha Dharma Talks
2021-04-28 Walking the Path with Love in your Heart: Wise Action 46:24
Wise action and livelihood: Part 5 of a series on the Eightfold Path. This part of the path is based in the concept of Sila (virtue) and is best understood as being in harmony with the truth and the nature of things through the practice of non-harming. Virtue can be seen as an act of generosity (Dana) and when we live a life of non-harming, we produce peace and ease and trust for others.
Assaya Sangha Assaya Sangha Dharma Talks
2021-02-03 Why We Practice: The Four Noble Truths 48:24
As a foundation for all Buddhist communities, these teachings focus on the nature of and relief from suffering. Practice is aimed at recognizing suffering. Clinging is complex and related to how we experience pleasant, unpleasant and neutral sensations. Effort and curiosity are needed to untangle this clinging process. Practitioner story and Q&A included.
Assaya Sangha Assaya Sangha Dharma Talks
2020-11-13 Guided Sit on Vedana 45:10
Bringing mindfulness to the tone of experience (Guided Meditation)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Finding True Refuge in Uncertain Times with Anushka Fernandopulle, Chas DiCapua, Kate Munding, Jozen Tamori Gibson and Dawn Scott
2020-11-12 Holding loss, grief, and impermanence with tenderness 41:03
Grief and the process of mourning can be held as a sacred time that lends towards a greater capacity for compassion and a clearer knowing of what is truly precious in our life? (Dharma Talk)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Finding True Refuge in Uncertain Times with Anushka Fernandopulle, Chas DiCapua, Kate Munding, Jozen Tamori Gibson and Dawn Scott

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