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Dharma Talks
2017-11-09 "We are all Connected: Interconnectedness Within and Between Us" 62:58
  James Baraz
The Buddhist concept of Anatta points to the fact that there is no separate self to whom life is happening. We are inter-connected. This talk explores different levels of this truth. As individuals, biologically we are not one being but rather a complex ecosystem comprised of many different beings. We are connected to each other through our relationships. And we are societal creatures who form groups. In the best of conditions those groups sometimes create an extraordinary field where the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2017-10-05 Anatta: The Dukkha and The Freedom (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:14
  Susie Harrington
How we create, reify and cling to self. How this is a source of Dukkha and how we can find our way to freedom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Settling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Students

2017-10-04 From Samadhi Practice to Insight Practice 61:48
  Donald Rothberg
After some further examination of the nature of samadhi practice, we look at the “three ways of seeing that liberate,” focusing especially on impermanence (anicca) and dukkha, with some attention to not-self (anatta)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Settling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Students

2017-09-21 Full Awareness of the Body 48:26
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Understanding meditation practice in the context of dharma. Reflections on how the body (and our dinner) is created from conditions. Exploration of impermanence (anicca) and not-self (anatta) teachings in reference to the body, soup & spoons.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Finding Freedom in the Body

2017-09-13 Talk: anatta not-self and the five aggregates subject to clinging 51:34
  Jill Shepherd
Not-self or anatta and an overview of the five aggregates subject to clinging
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom

2017-07-28 You Are Not What You Think (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:08
  Howard Cohn
Understanding Anatta and Self View: seeing the difference between ourselves and our views of ourselves.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation as a Path to Freedom

2017-07-19 The Dharma in the Holy Land 1 1:12:08
  Donald Rothberg
In the first of two talks reflecting on just returning from five weeks of teaching and traveling in Israel/Palestine, we start to explore two themes: (1) identity in the context of Buddhist teachings about anatta and Donald's experience of being with many people in Israel with very similar East European Jewish ancestry; and (2) how to understand, be with, respond to, and transform unresolved and tragic historical trauma and suffering, found both with Jewish Israelis and Palestinians both in Israel and the occupied territories. A second talk will continue this exploration.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Attached Files:

2017-04-25 Emptiness and Not Self (Anatta) 54:03
  Martine Batchelor
Gaia House Son Retreat

2017-03-30 Day 6 - Ways of Looking - Anatta, not self 59:17
  Zohar Lavie
Instructions in the hall - bringing awareness to the interconnected nature of all phenomena and their lack of inherent self existence
Sangha Seva Dharmalaya Silent Retreat

2017-03-15 Liberative Dependent Arising: Knowledge and Vision of Anatta 64:19
  Phillip Moffitt
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong Retreat

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