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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.
2015-07-04 Instructional Sit Day 5 52:54
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Annual People of Color Retreat-Deepen Your Dharma, Deepen Your Freedom
2015-07-02 Thursday Guided Instructions: Feeling Tone (Vedana) 57:18
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Annual People of Color Retreat-Deepen Your Dharma, Deepen Your Freedom
2015-07-01 The Four Foundations of Mindfulness & Liberation 56:06
We bring our imaginary trunks full of stuff to a retreat. Through the practice of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness clarity and wisdom arise, leading to freedom in our hearts and minds.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Annual People of Color Retreat-Deepen Your Dharma, Deepen Your Freedom
2015-06-30 Guided Metta Meditation: Dear Friend and Self 45:51
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Annual People of Color Retreat-Deepen Your Dharma, Deepen Your Freedom
2015-06-15 "Karma as empowerment: this moment's intentional action conditions the next" 54:50
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2015-04-27 (Extra-) Ordinary freedom: inside & outside prison walls 52:39
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2015-03-09 Death contemplation: an opening to an awakened life 53:20
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2015-01-12 The Dis-ease of Busyness 59:07
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-12-30 The How and Why of Practice 51:04
The first part of this discusses the principles of choice-less awareness practice. In the last part of the talk, the why of practice explores the three characteristics.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat
2014-12-22 Holiday Season Reflections & Sitting Meditation 1:37:36
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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