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2015-07-22 That Bird Got My Wings 1:17:46
  Tara Brach
This talk looks at how we are imprisoned by a limited sense of who we are, and how the wings of mindfulness and heartfulness enable us to realize the spirit that is our essence. We then look at how we can bring the wings of freedom to our engagement with others. The talk’s title is the name of a book written by Jarvis Masters, a deeply wise and inspiring African American man currently on death row at San Quentin prison.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2015-07-22 Attention and Perception 51:27
  Martine Batchelor
An exploration of concentration and anchoring, and also of perception and how we perceive, with a link to experiential enquiry.
Gaia House Secular Buddhist Meditation Retreat

2015-07-22 Ways of getting lost - At the Bhikkhunī's Quarters - Directed and Undirected Meditation 44:53
  Akincano Marc Weber
(SN 47.10 / S v 147) Finding the entry to the Spiral Path through the inspiring sign.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 15 to July 31 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2015-07-22 Practicing the Fourth Precept 2 - Empathy 68:35
  Donald Rothberg
In the context of our ethical practice we took a look at a second aspect of speech practice - practicing empathy through an overview and a practice with guidance in the last part of the session. Roughly 68 minutes in duration.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2015-07-22 Instructions - Letting Go of Reactivity 31:56
  Stephen Batchelor
Gaia House Secular Buddhist Meditation Retreat

2015-07-21 Precepts: The Gift of Fearlessness 28:24
  Shaila Catherine
This talk is the first in a speaker series titled Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts. It offers an over view of the five precepts (sila) as training tools for bringing mindfulness and restraint into our actions, relationships, and daily life activities. These basic guidelines for living an ethical life, and the power of restraint are as relevant in the modern world as they were in ancient India. Taking care with our actions can be a source of joy and happiness. When our actions are clear, the mind is free from regret, guilt, and remorse; we gain self-respect, self-esteem, and confidence. The four bases of success (iddhipadas) can be used to strengthen these training precepts. With the support of desire, energy, consciousness, and investigation we can fully commit to abstain from unwholesome actions, and develop wholesome states, thereby gaining sovereignty over our own mind.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts

2015-07-21 Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts 3:26:12
This series explores virtue as the indispensable foundation of Buddhist practice. It is structured according to the five training precepts. These precepts are not rules to be followed obediently; rather, they serve as guidelines for the intentional development of compassion, mindfulness and wisdom. These five precepts offer us a joyful method to cultivate the heart, nurture harmony in our relationships, and free the mind from inner forces of greed and hatred that if left unrestrained might cause suffering for ourselves and others.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2015-07-21 On Being Specific, on being Universal 56:36
  Pascal Auclair
Talk on the art of practice starting from being lost in thoughts, to noticing the specific characteristics of phenomena to finally opening to the 3 universal marks of existence.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Insight Meditation Retreat

2015-07-21 The Elephant's Footprint 64:52
  Stephen Batchelor
Gaia House Secular Buddhist Meditation Retreat

2015-07-21 Instructions - Listening Meditation 30:18
  Martine Batchelor
Being aware of feeling tones when in contact with the music of life
Gaia House Secular Buddhist Meditation Retreat

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