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Dharma Talks
2009-11-07 Joining Our Practice With Others 60:15
  Winnie Nazarko
We are deeply connected with others and experience their pain as well as own own. Learning to relate to out own difficulty strengthens our capacity for compassionate presence with others.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat

2009-11-07 No-Self in the Brain 44:01
  Rick Hanson
Insights from Neuroscience about Not Taking Life Personally
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2009-11-07 Entering the Stream 59:49
  Stephen Batchelor
A reflection on the meaning of "stream entry" (sotapatti), based upon Pali canonical sources. The "stream" refers to the eightfold path and the "stream entrant" is one who has made that path their own. The talk explores the meaning of the three fetters that are "abandoned" on entering the stream as well as how stream entry is related to the three refuges.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat

2009-11-06 Dukka - Three Kinds Of Suffering 59:52
  Rebecca Bradshaw
The first Noble Truth of Dukkha is to be understood deeply on out journey to freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat

2009-11-06 Awakening Buddhahood and Compassion 56:37
  Martine Batchelor
Explanation of de-grasping wisdom and compassion and meditative experience.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat

2009-11-06 The Mature Heart - the Integration of the Four Brahmaviharas 1:12:48
  Donald Rothberg
Preceded by a short chant by Rebekkah La Dyne, our yoga teacher for the retreat, we explore two main modes of transformation - one going into suffering, one involving beautiful states. We then focus on the latter, as expressed in the practice of the Brahmaviharas, the cultivation of lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity - examining their near and far enemies, and how the four interpret each other in the mature heart.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Cultivating Clear Seeing, Opening the Heart

2009-11-06 Experiencing the Unconditioned 59:39
  Stephen Batchelor
A reflection on the Buddha's understanding of his awakening as an engagement with the phenomenal world from a radically new perspective rather than the gaining of insight into a higher, absolute truth, no matter whether we call that "God", "Consciousness" or the "Unconditioned".
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat

2009-11-06 Contemplating Thought and the Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness 48:22
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House November Solitary Retreat

2009-11-05 The Rest of Renunciation 53:55
  Myoshin Kelley
Find the joy in renunciation as we relinquish the grasping mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2009 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2009-11-05 Five Aggregates 59:22
  Pascal Auclair
Given during the two month retreat at IMS, 2009
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat

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