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Jose Reissig's Dharma Talks
Jose Reissig
After decades of practice and teaching, what inspires me are those moments when I can see the habitual as if it were for the first time. If such moments occur while I'm giving a talk, then the teacher in me can hear its own words imbued with the freshness imparted by those who truly listen -- the multiple aspects of myself being part of the audience as well. Thanks for your participation in the process.
2005-08-05 Arising 31:08
Arisings that occur "out there" trigger their match in the screen of our mind. In the arising of experiences—like with the experience of community life and of individual life—there is also the opportunity to experience awareness itself.
Garrison Institute
2005-06-01 Unlearning Dualism 37:59
Dualism can be described as a polarity project. We polarize our options as desirable or undesirable, and lose interest in that which does not fall into either extreme. This duality provides a footing for clinging and for the birth of the I. Seeing through this charade helps us unlearn it.
New York Insight Meditation Center
2005-05-01 Unlearning Permanence 37:51
This talk starts with an introduction on the futility of amassing knowledge. It then examines the genesis of our implicit belief in the permanence of things, and explores ways to unlearn it.
Philadelphia Meditation Center
2005-05-01 Unlearning Clinging 34:39
Unlearning clinging is a corollary of unlearning permanence. This is so because clinging is futile as long as what we cling to is impermanent.
New York Insight Meditation Center
2005-05-01 Unlearning Me 45:51
As the Buddha showed, clinging gives birth to the I. The I, in turn, keeps puffing itself up by further clinging. When we understand that this generates nothing but suffering, we are ready to unlearn the I, that is the "Me."
Philadelphia Meditation Center
2005-04-10 Reaching Out By Way Of The Inner 49:00
This talk explores what the Buddha meant when he said that the end of the world cannot be reached by walking, but can only be found in this fathom-long body.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties
2005-04-09 The Middle Way Is Not Halfway 41:26
The Buddha said that he taught the Middle Way. His Middle Way should not be understood as a compromise between extremes. Rather, he offers us a radical new way of dealing with the perceived polarities.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties
2005-04-08 New Beginnings 35:22
As we come to the end of the old and begin anew, is this "new beginning" just a gambit to circumvent a situation, or are we embarking in a genuine process of transformation? The practice provides invaluable support for the latter choice.
Philadelphia Meditation Center
2004-11-21 Engaging With The World 48:07
Free from identity fabrications, we learn to cultivate a direct relationship to the circumstances of our personal and social lives and to the vast web of things.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties
2004-11-20 Opening To The Depths Of Being 39:41
How do we access the space where we can be free? And, how do we abide in that space?
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties

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