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2016-04-05 From Samadhi Practice to Insight Practice 66:01
  Donald Rothberg
We explore further the nature of samadhi practice, then examine the relationship of samadhi practice and insight practice generally. We focus for most of the talk on practicing "three ways of seeing"--seeing impermanence, dukkha (reactivity, unsatisfactoriness), and anatta (not-self)--with an emphasis on practicing with seeing impermanence.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Settling, Seeing and Spacious Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Practitioners

2016-03-15 Developing Perception that Frees 48:40
  Anushka Fernandopulle
3 Characteristics (anicca, anatta, dukkha). 5 aggregates, perception as impermanent, unsubstantial and unreliable. Seeing through illusions of time and space.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2015-11-24 Seeing Through the Net of Illusion 47:55
  Jaya Rudgard
The three characteristics of Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta that offer keys to our freedom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Retreat

2015-09-22 On dukkha & dukkha nana 1:25:19
  Patrick Kearney
We explore how the ordinary experience of dukkha becomes dukkha ñāṇa, understanding of the universal characteristic (samañña lakkhaṇa) of dukkha. We look at the how the perception of impermanence (anicca-saññā) creates anxiety when the heart intuits the groundless of experience, and how the unfolding of this anxiety is mapped by the dukkha ñāṇas of classical Theravāda Buddhism. Finally, we see how the experience of dukkha gives way to that of not-self (anattā), when the heart stabilises through the maturity of mindfulness (sati) and equanimity (upekkhā).
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Month Long Retreat led by Patrick Kearney

2015-09-16 Anatta & the problem of life-after-life 1:22:53
  Patrick Kearney
Here we look at one aspect of the teaching of anattā, that of life-after-life, or rebirth. We see that this teaching does not say that any being or thing transfers from one life to the next, and yet because we are caught up in identity we can’t help but think in such terms. We also look at some characteristics of our culture that make it particularly difficult for us to come to terms with this teaching.
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Month Long Retreat led by Patrick Kearney

2015-09-15 The not-self characteristic - Part 2 58:57
  Patrick Kearney
We continue with Anattalakkhaṇa Sutta, here focusing on the turning point represented by disenchantment (nibbidā). This creates a process of the fading of obsession, liberation and the exhaustion of birth. The Buddha expresses as a state of intimacy, conveyed by the statement, “There is no more of this!”
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Month Long Retreat led by Patrick Kearney

2015-09-14 The not-self characteristic - Part 1 1:11:45
  Patrick Kearney
After teaching the first Buddhist meditation retreat to the five ascetics, the Buddha introduces the topic of not-self (anattā) with Anattalakkhaṇa Sutta. Tonight we look at the Buddha’s perspective on how we create a self by clinging to five categories or “bundles” (khandha) of experience. The key moves are: “This is mine;” “I am this;” and “This is my self.”
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Month Long Retreat led by Patrick Kearney

2015-09-08 The fourth satipatthana 69:05
  Patrick Kearney
Tonight we explore the fourth satipaṭṭhāna, that of tracking dharma or dharmas (dhammānupassanā). Tracking dharma (singular) involves learning the conceptual framework that gives meaning to the experiences we undergo. We learn to read our experience. When experience means something, then it can transform our life. Tracking the dharmas (plural) entails learning to perceive our experienced world as no more than a flow of phenomena, that arise and cease dependent on conditions. This represents the maturity of insight into not-self (anattā).
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Month Long Retreat led by Patrick Kearney

2015-09-05 The “Thinning” of the Self: Exploring and Practicing Anattā (“Not-Self”) 2: Guided Meditation Studying the Thick Self 11:43
  Donald Rothberg
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2015-09-05 The “Thinning” of the Self: Exploring and Practicing Anattā (“Not-Self”) 3: Varieties of the Self 44:49
  Donald Rothberg
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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