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Nikki Mirghafori's Dharma Talks
Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki is of Persian heritage, and was introduced to contemplative practices and yoga in the early 1980's, to meditation in 1991, and to Theravada Buddhism in 2003. She has studied with various Western and Eastern teachers, with a keen interest in intensive silent retreats. She studied jhanas and detailed analytical vipassana with the renowned meditation master Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw who instructed her to teach. She is also a Spirit Rock authorized retreat teacher, a Stanford trained compassion cultivation instructor, and a UCLA certified mindfulness facilitator. She teaches Buddhist meditation and contemplation nationally, and in particular, at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, where she also serves on their Board of Directors. Nikki holds a Ph.D. in computer science from UC Berkeley and has had an active career as an Artificial Intelligence scientist in academia and industry for over two decades.
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2023-01-22 Receive and Release the Breath 29:49
Spirit Rock Meditation Center BIPOC Voices - Series
2023-01-22 The Crucial and Everyday Practice of Wise Speech: What Questions Should We Ask Ourselves? 45:38
Spirit Rock Meditation Center BIPOC Voices - Series
2022-12-09 Closing Session (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:28:24
with Beth Sternlieb, Kodo Conlin, Sayadaw U Jagara
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Befriending Mortality: Living an Awakened Life through Mindfulness of Death (Maranasati)
2022-12-08 Mindfulness of Death Q/A Session (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:10:49
with Beth Sternlieb, Kodo Conlin, Sayadaw U Jagara
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Befriending Mortality: Living an Awakened Life through Mindfulness of Death (Maranasati)
2022-12-08 Guided Meditation: How Do I Want to Have Lived? Deathbed Visualization (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:52
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Befriending Mortality: Living an Awakened Life through Mindfulness of Death (Maranasati)
2022-12-07 The Ultimate Letting Go and Forgiveness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 64:41
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Befriending Mortality: Living an Awakened Life through Mindfulness of Death (Maranasati)
2022-12-05 Wise Attention, Mindfulness, And Eight Ways to Reflect on Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 67:25
with Sayadaw U Jagara
Difference between attention and mindfulness. Visuddhi Magga 8 ways of reflecting on death. Five hindrances, briefly touched.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Befriending Mortality: Living an Awakened Life through Mindfulness of Death (Maranasati)
2022-12-05 Morning Instructions: This Could Be My Last Breath (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:58
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Befriending Mortality: Living an Awakened Life through Mindfulness of Death (Maranasati)
2022-12-04 Why Practice Mindfulness of Death? (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:36
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Befriending Mortality: Living an Awakened Life through Mindfulness of Death (Maranasati)
2022-12-04 Morning Sit with Instructions: Embodiment and Aliveness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:56
with Beth Sternlieb, Kodo Conlin, Sayadaw U Jagara
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Befriending Mortality: Living an Awakened Life through Mindfulness of Death (Maranasati)

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