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Dharma Talks
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

2009-11-05 Buddha's Teaching on Cultivating the Mind 52:49
  Sharda Rogell
A useful talk to help us understand the play of creative and destructive thoughts that explores one discourse the Buddha gave on cultivating our mind. He shows how we can interrupt patterns of mind that lead to pain and encourage wholesome and positive states to arise.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat

2009-11-05 Wisdom 66:49
  Donald Rothberg
We examine how mindfulness is distinguished from, yet leads to wisdom. We explore wisdom especially through the life story of the Buddha, moving from comfort and and illusion to deep wisdom and compassion, and through his first teaching of the Four Noble Truths - the most basic expression of wisdom in the tradition.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Cultivating Clear Seeing, Opening the Heart

2009-11-05 The Middle Way 59:01
  Stephen Batchelor
A reflection on the Middle Way, i.e., the whole eightfold path, as avoiding two "dead ends." This is followed by further thoughts on the Four Noble Truths as tasks that culminate in the eightfold path itself.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat

2009-11-05 Patience 60:22
  Arinna Weisman
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2009-11-05 Emotions and Freedom 65:50
  Rob Burbea
Gaia House November Solitary Retreat

2009-11-04 Four Great Efforts 63:34
  Martine Batchelor
Explaining the four great efforts in connection to practice and daily life including tools of awareness and the three characteristics.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat

2009-11-04 Intimacy with Life 1:24:03
  Tara Brach
Zen mast Dogen taught that " study the Buddhist way is to be Intimate with all Things." This talk reviews the often unconscious ways that we habitually block intimacy and two trainings of attention that foster a natural sense of belonging to this living world and to timeless presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-11-04 What the Buddha Really Taught: The Metta Sutta 54:51
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2009-11-04 Awakening to Life 59:33
  Stephen Batchelor
A reflection on the metaphor of "awakening" as a process rather than a "state" of "enlightenment", which is followed by a reading of the Buddha's First Sermon (Turning the Wheel of Dhamma) in which he presents this awakening as being concerned with the living process of the Four Noble Truths.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat

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