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2014-10-17 Five subjects for frequent recollection: what the Buddha encouraged us to think about. 57:29
  Sally Clough Armstrong
The five subjects or themes that the Buddha considered important for frequent recollection are: 1. I am of the nature to age; I have not gone beyond ageing 2. I am of the nature to sicken; I have not gone beyond sickness 3. I am of the nature to die; I have not gone beyond dying 4. All that is mine, beloved and pleasing, will become otherwise, will become separated from me 5. I am the owner of my kamma, heir to my kamma, born of my kamma. Whatever kamma I shall do, for good or for ill, of that I will be the heir. To contemplate these themes brings us in direct contact with the truth of things, especially the truth of dukkha, or suffering. Fully understanding these truths allows us to open to the reality of our life, and every life, and deepens our capacity for compassion.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-10-16 The Magic of Awareness 57:28
  James Baraz
In examining the mind we can see the insubstantiality of our thoughts and the mysterious ground of emptiness from which they arise. This talk includes songs from the Tibetan classic Flight of the Garuda which explores the nature of awareness--empty of substance but at the same time fully awake.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2014-10-15 2nd Noble Truth 57:27
  Joseph Goldstein
Three kinds of craving
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

2014-10-15 Part 1: Happiness 1:21:12
  Tara Brach
The Buddha said that he would not teach about happiness if it were not possible to realize this experience of peace and deep well-being. In this three part series, we explore two kinds of happiness - that which arises out of particular causes and the experience of “happy for no reason.” The talks examine the attachments that block happiness, ways to “gladden the mind,” and the liberating presence that naturally expresses as pure happiness. 
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2014-10-15 Meditation: It IS what you think! 52:42
  Sylvia Boorstein
Cultivating the habit of a mind that responds with wisdom and compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-10-14 Many Kinds of Thoughts 41:01
  Shaila Catherine
This talk was given as a part of the series "Enhancing Mindfulness Skills: A Seven-Week Series Dedicated to Cultivating Transformative Insight." Mindful of the thinking process, we explore how thoughts function in our lives. Unwholesome mental patterns can reinforce obsessive desires, identification, rigid opinions, and attachment to belief systems. What patterns are most common for you—planning, rumination, fantasy, rehearsing, daydreaming, judging, comparing, fixing, instructing? We observe the types of thoughts that arise, and reflect on whether those thoughts support our values and purpose. We learn to let go of unskillful thoughts and then focus our attention so that we use the mind skillfully. Buddhist tradition identifies three sources for proliferating thought: craving, conceit, and views. By examining the sources of conceptual proliferation, we can curb the wandering tendencies of mind.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2014-10-13 The Secret Teachings 55:19
  Anna Douglas
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-10-13 Perception and Papanca 60:02
  Andrea Fella
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

2014-10-13 Dynamic Participation in Life 56:11
  Catherine McGee
Gaia House Insight Meditation and Qi Gong

2014-10-12 The Oneness of Duality: Eugene and Howie Share the Dharma 60:15
  Eugene Cash
The Dharma is always right where you are, whether at Spirit Rock, or at home.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Discovering the Natural Mind of the Buddha

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