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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.
2017-03-21 Day#24: Brahma Vihara Instructions 27:22
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong Retreat
2017-03-17 Day 20: Brahma Vihara Instructions 28:46
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong Retreat
2017-03-16 Liberative Dependent Arising: Disenchantment 54:19
Nibbida, often translated as disenchantment or disengagement, is an important and natural part of the practice journey towards liberation. As we see things as they are, we become disenchanted with suffering.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong Retreat
2017-03-10 Day 13: Morning Sit with Instructions 49:13
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong Retreat
2017-03-09 Liberative Dependent Arising: Tranquility (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:13
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong Retreat
2017-03-07 Day 10: Brahma Vihara Instructions 30:25
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong Retreat
2017-03-03 Day 6: Morning Sit with Instructions 46:41
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong Retreat
2017-03-02 Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness: 7 Factors of Awakening (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:34
In this retreat talk, the 7 factors of awakening-with examples are explained; particularly with respect to long retreat practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong Retreat
2017-02-27 Day 2: Brahma Vihara Instructions 28:34
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong Retreat
2017-01-09 Spirit Rock, Taking Refuge, Monday Night Dharma Talk 62:55
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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