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Dharma Talks
2015-06-04 Insight Meditation: The 3 Characteristics 52:42
  Tempel Smith
Beyond developing samadhi and mindfulness, we can turn our attention to developing liberating insight. While these are many insights that can come through meditation, the insight around anicca (change), dukkha (unsatisfactoriness) and anatta (non self) address our compulsion to crave and cling.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Teachings of the Path of Awakening

2015-03-24 Thinning the Self - Practicing with Anatta (Not-Self) 60:53
  Donald Rothberg
After some reflections on some of the reasons why anatta (not-self) can be confusing, we explore especially how to practice with anatta: (1) opening to a sense of flow increasingly without a sense of self; (2) exploring the many ways in which there is a "thick" sense of self, both appearing in experience and sometimes hidden to immediate experience; (3) further meditative ways to "thin" the self; and (4) ways of thinning, especially as our practice deepens, the "meditative self."
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat

2015-02-15 Morning Instructions 62:47
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Taking refuge, remembering compassion, seeing impermanence, not self, unsatisfactoriness, (3 characteristics - anicca, anatta, dukkha)
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Heartfelt Wisdom: Insight and Lovingkindness Retreat

2015-01-21 The Thinning of the Self 63:55
  Donald Rothberg
Insight into "not-self" (anatta) is one of the core aspects of wisdom. After briefly reviewing some of the challenges of understanding anatta, we look at four practical ways to explore anatta, through focusing on 1) everyday and meditative experiences of "flow", 2) studying the "thick" or strong sense of self when it appears, 3) practicing in other ways to "thin" the self, and 4) opening to awareness without a sense of self or identification with the contents of experience.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-06-04 Paradox of Dharma 61:32
  Eugene Cash
Things are not what they seem Nor are they otherwise - Buddha This talk explored the role and dynamic of paradox in Buddhist teaching and practice. We looked at the paradox inherent in the experience of the three characteristics -- anicca (impermanence), dukkha (suffering) and anatta (self and not self). As we relax with the paradoxical experience the three characteristics become portals to awakening.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Aging as Spiritual Opportunity

2014-04-24 Anatta: Self, Not Self, No Self 59:23
  Kate Munding
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2014-04-17 Sutta Series: Anatta-lakkhana Sutta - The Discourse on the Not-Self Characteristic - SN #22 53:33
  James Baraz
This is the second discourse given by the Buddha to his five original ascetic companions after setting the wheel of the Dharma in motion. The Buddha gives his teaching on Anatta (or not-self), and the five become enlightened.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2014-03-26 Anicca Dukkha Anatta 55:20
  Ariya B. Baumann
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Retreat with Ariya Baumann

2014-03-06 Sutta Series: Capala Sutta: The Buddha's Advice for Overcoming Sloth and Torpor (AN 7.58) 51:19
  James Baraz
Do you ever get sleepy while meditating? In this discourse, the Capala Sutta from the Angutarra Nikaya, the Buddha catches one of his main disciples, Ven. Maha Moggallana nodding off. He then offers him seven strategies for overcoming "sloth and torpor". Identifying with the drowsiness can actually be a doorway to the wisdom of anatta or the selfless nature of reality.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2014-02-24 Buddhist Studies Course - Anatta - Week 7 62:41
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - Anatta

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