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Tempel Smith's Dharma Talks
Tempel Smith
Tempel Smith spent a year ordained as a monk in Burma and teaches Buddhist psychology and social activism in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently part of the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program.
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2012-05-26 Renunciation as Right Intention 3:16:53
Of the three forms of right intention, renunciation helps overcome greed, craving and clinging. Renunciation also helps with cultivating simplicity and ease, and allows us to taste the deep contentment born out of emptiness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Living Dharma: The Noble Eightfold Path
2012-05-24 Right View and Dependent Origination 1:34:51
The teaching on Dependent Origination shows us how craving and suffering arise from wrong understanding and a lawful process of cause and effect. By bringing wisdom and awareness to each step in this chain reaction, we uproot craving and bring an end to suffering.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Living Dharma: The Noble Eightfold Path
2011-11-05 The Importance of Equanimity in Action 57:58
From small to large actions, the presence of equanimity is important for clear seeing and compassionate responses.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Towards a Secular Buddhism
2011-11-01 A New Paradigm 62:18
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Towards a Secular Buddhism
2011-11-01 A New Paradigm 62:18
Through a greater self understanding brought about through mindfulness, we can live in alignment with anicca, dukka and anatta. Becoming aligned in the New Paradigm allows our frustrations with life to cease arising.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Towards a Secular Buddhism
2011-10-06 Understanding Sankhara 40:56
A practical and wise exploration of ways in which our wanting things to be static and unchanging, especially with regard to our mental and emotional patterns, limits our lives and creates suffering. The evening ends with a discussion.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2011-09-29 The Road Ahead 52:29
When we end a retreat we have the opportunity to bring the power of our path and practice out into the world. This talk covers the 8-Fold path
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Unifying the Practice of Concentration, Mindfulness and Insight
2011-09-29 Morning Instructions 59:05
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Unifying the Practice of Concentration, Mindfulness and Insight
2011-09-27 Developing Samadhi 62:26
Through mindfulness of the breath and body we can develop the Five Jhana Factors, leading to deeper states of absorption.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Unifying the Practice of Concentration, Mindfulness and Insight
2011-09-27 Morning Instruction 55:52
Aspiration within a sitting, etc.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Unifying the Practice of Concentration, Mindfulness and Insight

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