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Dharma Talks
2008-04-17 Love Itself 60:00
  Martin Aylward
Gaia House A Revolution In The Heart

2008-04-17 Eightfold Path 40:39
  Mary Grace Orr
Insight Santa Cruz

2008-04-16 Meeting Fear With A Wise Heart - part 2 1:15:58
  Tara Brach
These talks investigate how fear, nature's protector, proliferates and becomes a trance of fear and the cause of deep suffering. We look at the "body of fear"- the thoughts, physicality, emotions and behaviors that express and fuel the trance of fear. Through stories and guided reflections we explore the ways that Buddhist meditation can free us from the grip of unhealthy fear.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2008-04-16 Can't Complain 1:14:19
  Sylvia Boorstein
A discussion of "complaining" -what is the wise response to feelings of despair, dismay - and that experience of feeling victimized when one knows that no "one" is a victim.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2008-04-16 Jhanas Morning Instructions #5 36:19
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2008-04-16 Jhanas Afternoon Talk #5 64:45
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Jhānas (Meditative Absorptions) Retreat for Experienced Students

2008-04-16 Questions And Answers 63:39
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Jhānas (Meditative Absorptions) Retreat for Experienced Students

2008-04-16 Jhanas Morning Instructions #5 36:19
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Jhānas (Meditative Absorptions) Retreat for Experienced Students

2008-04-16 The Illusion of Doing 54:07
  Martin Aylward
We struggle with all the things we have to DO. We struggle with DOING our spiritual practice. What is the struggle? What is the Doing that we invest in and feel to be hard work? This talk explores both the doing that we find ourselves stuck in, and the natural unfolding of experience that we can recognize, allowing us the freedom of being where we can be at rest and ease, even in the midst of busy lives and much apparent doing.
Gaia House A Revolution In The Heart

2008-04-15 Intensive Retreat 53:10
  Shaila Catherine
This talk explores the practice meditation in silent retreats. What are the reasons and benefits for attending a meditation retreat? How can one undertake retreat most effectively. Retreats offer opportunities for deep relaxation; time to set down our worldly identities; let go of the pressures we place upon ourselves to produce and perform; and deeply rest. In the silence of retreat we meet ourselves as we are; we see our patterns, habits, and tendencies; and we discover the causes of suffering and can glimpse the potential to end suffering. We become aware of subtle internal dynamics and thought patterns; we get to know our own minds. Shaila shares that some of the happiest moments of her life have been on retreat, content with little, present and aware of the simple things happening around her. Having spent more than 7 years in silence, Shaila offers helpful tips about what to expect on retreats regarding schedule, instruction, and interaction with the teachers; how to prepare for a retreat including what to pack or not pack; and how to transition back home after the retreat has ended and integrate the insights gleaned through intensive meditation into the complex encounters of everyday life.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

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