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IMCB Regular Talks

Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

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2015-01-15 Anything Can Happen At Any Time 52:53
  James Baraz
The one thing that is certain in life is its unpredictability. Having an awareness that inner and outer circumstances could change in a moment can inform our lives in a profound way. Rather than living with vigilance and fear an on-going understanding of the fragility in life can lead us to more wakefulness, appreciation and freedom.
2015-01-29 "The Payoff in Suffering" 57:08
  James Baraz
2015-02-05 "Meeting our dukkha with mind and heart - How the Brahma Viharas give our awareness the strength and openness to stay with the difficult." Brahma Viharas Series Talk 1st out of 4: Metta (Loving Kindness) 52:25
  Kate Munding
Series talks: 1. *** Metta (Loving Kindness) 2. Karuna (Compassion 3. Mudita (Joy with others) 4. Upekkha (Equanimity)
2015-02-12 Continuing our exploration of the Brahma Viharas 2nd in a series of 4: Karuna (Compassion) 57:52
  Kate Munding
Series talks: 1. Metta (Loving Kindness) 2. *** Karuna (Compassion 3. Mudita (Joy with others) 4. Upekkha (Equanimity)
2015-02-19 "Cleaning Up Our Mind, Cleaning Up Our Planet" 57:07
  Heather Sundberg
2015-03-05 "What Do They Really Think About Me" 55:57
  James Baraz
Much of the time our actions are motivated more by concern about what others think about us than what our own truth is. What would it be like to not be ruled by those thoughts?
2015-03-12 “What Lineage Will You Choose?” or "Choose Your Lineage" 57:17
  James Baraz
Many influences shape the thoughts and perceptions of how we view ourselves and the world. Some result in a fear-based perspective that leads to suffering. Others create more clarity and love in our mind and heart. Can we consciously choose which ones will determine how we lead our lives and is it possible to not be run by deeply ingrained habits that no longer serve us?
2015-03-19 Berkeley Community's Own New Green Committee 57:02
  James Baraz
James along with Kerry Nelson, who is with Spirit Rock's Green Group and Sean Munding, from our community, are the speakers. Sean will be enthusiastically heading our Berkeley Community's own new Green Committee. We will be exploring using our practice to meaningfully address the issue of climate change.
2015-03-26 "The Choice Is Ours" 59:17
  James Baraz
The Buddha said that hatred never ceases by hatred, but only by love. How can we heal from interactions with others that have hurt us or closed our heart? Once we learn to hold what has happened in a wise way, the heart can open and transform the hurt into compassionate understanding.
2015-04-16 "The Heart Sutta" 51:08
  Kate Munding
Talk on the Heart Sutta, which contains the Buddha’s teaching on not-self and relate it to our day to day existence.
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