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Dharma Talks
2008-08-07 Accepting Experience While Wanting Change 58:33
  Marvin Belzer
We use methods in mindfulness meditation to develop a number of highly valued qualities of mind including concentration, experiential inquiry, kindness, shared joy, and equanimity. At the same time we maintain from the beginning a basic attitude of radical acceptance; we respect self-acceptance as an element of each of the methods. Wait a minute. Is this coherent? Is it a joke? If we are practicing a method to improve the mind, can we really practice radical acceptance at the same time? Put abstractly it can be made to seem paradoxical. Yet the paradox can be resolved. And more important than conceptual resolution is the fact that in practice we find that the methods are transformative when practiced skillfully in a framework of radical acceptance.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Young Adult Retreat

2008-08-07 Bodhisattva's Way Of Life - part 2: Preparing The Ground 56:57
  James Baraz
This is the second chapter of Shantideva's "Bodhisattva's Way of Life" and discusses the importance of developing an attitude of reverence and devotion as well as purifying our past actions in order to plant the seed of awakening in fertile soil. We’ll be discussing not only the ideas but ways to incorporate them in your dharma practice.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2008-08-05 The Dharma of Global Climate Change 52:52
  Chas Dicapua
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Investigating Life: Insight Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds

2008-08-05 Eye Of The Storm: The Benefits Of Mindfulness 56:27
  Diana Winston
A talk for young adults (and others) on mindfulness, how it works, its benefits, what makes it hard, and some of the science of mindfulness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Young Adult Retreat

2008-08-05 Brief Talk And Chanting 8:52
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Young Adult Retreat

2008-08-04 Inquiring Mind: 25 Years Of Dharma In The West 55:33
  Wes Nisker
Review of personalitites and ideas published in 25 years of Inquiring Mind - journal of the Vipassana Community.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2008-08-03 Guided Metta Meditation 29:43
  Chas Dicapua
Guided Metta meditation using the benefactor, self, good friend, and neutral person as the objects of metta. Special emphasis on relaxation and being open.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Investigating Life: Insight Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds

2008-08-03 The Four Noble Truths 48:04
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Practicing the Four Noble Truths can help us to discouver the purpose of human life – to realize ultimate happiness/liberation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Investigating Life: Insight Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds

2008-08-02 Transition Talk 58:15
  Julie Wester
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Family Retreat

2008-08-02 Mindfulness Of Mind 43:25
  Amita Schmidt
How to work with thoughts and emotions.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Investigating Life: Insight Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds

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