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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

IMCB Regular Talks

Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2014-02-20 Compassionate Action 55:56
  Heather Sundberg
Six Principles of Compassionate Action
2014-02-27 Mindfulness of Thinking 54:19
  Kate Munding
2014-03-06 Sutta Series: Capala Sutta: The Buddha's Advice for Overcoming Sloth and Torpor (AN 7.58) 51:19
  James Baraz
Do you ever get sleepy while meditating? In this discourse, the Capala Sutta from the Angutarra Nikaya, the Buddha catches one of his main disciples, Ven. Maha Moggallana nodding off. He then offers him seven strategies for overcoming "sloth and torpor". Identifying with the drowsiness can actually be a doorway to the wisdom of anatta or the selfless nature of reality.
2014-03-09 Kalyana Mitta Half-Day workshop with James Baraz and Elad Levinson 24:56
  James Baraz
Co-presenter Elad Levinson on using KM groups for self-discovery and the what and how of processes that set up your group for success.
2014-03-09 Kalyana Mitta Half-Day workshop with James Baraz and Elad Levinson 20:09
  James Baraz
Our KM Dedicated Volunteers Melanie Speir and Geidra Gershman talk about their experience with KM groups, sharing tips for forming and sustaining groups.
2014-03-13 Sutta Series: The Vacchagotta Suttas (MN(#71, #72, #73) 59:44
  James Baraz
We continue the Sutta series exploring the Vacchagotta suttas from the Majjhima Nikaya. Vacchagotta asks many questions of the Buddha. In a series of conversations, the Buddha expounds to Vacchagotta on such topics as whether or not he's omniscient, on various speculative views about what happens after death and if nuns and householders can be enlightened.
2014-03-20 Sutta Series: The Simile of the Saw - Majjhima Nikaya #21 58:41
  James Baraz
This is a discourse on practicing patience and a kind heart regardless of the circumstances.
2014-03-27 Sutta Series: The Removal of Distracting Thoughts - MN #20 55:41
  James Baraz
In this discourse the Buddha gives five different strategies for working with troublesome thoughts and mind-states. A very practical teaching on working with the mind when it gets caught and mindfulness is not strong enough.
2014-04-03 Sutta Series: The Angulimala Sutta - MN #86 53:01
  James Baraz
One of the most inspiring teachings on the potential for each of us to change. Angulimala, a violent killer, encounters the Buddha, wakes up from his confusion and becomes a holy man. No matter how deep our unskillful habits are, we can take comfort and inspiration in the capacity of the heart to awaken and face in the right direction.
2014-04-10 "Fresh off the Cushion" from sitting the monthlong March retreat at Spirit Rock where she was doing intensive metta practice. 50:01
  Kate Munding
Tonight at the monastery, James Baraz was there with Kate Janke, IMCB co-guiding teacher. She shared her insights about metta with us which was an evening full of heart.
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