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Dharma Talks
2008-12-11 Against The Stream 56:42
  Howard Cohn
Distraction, "swimming" against our habit of distraction, our practice helps us open to the truth of dukkha, let go of its causes, realize its end and cultivate the the path of liberation, a version of the Four Noble Truths.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation

2008-12-11 Your Work 31:18
  Carla Brennan
Insight Santa Cruz

2008-12-10 Relaxed Attentiveness 1:14:37
  Tara Brach
While the heart of meditation is resting in open awareness, our conditioning to be distracted and reactive can keep us on the wheel of suffering. We awaken from trace by developing skillful ways of paying attention that create the environment for natural presence. This natural awareness, while sometimes hidden, is always here: It is our true home.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2008-12-10 Practicing With Fear - part III 58:49
  Donald Rothberg
After a review of four guidelines for practicing with fear, we explore more deeply the nature of fear, including many of the more unconscious ways that we carry fear, as well as the biological basis of fear. We also examine the relationship of fear to a sense of self, and of opening into fearlessness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2008-12-09 Practice Q and A 44:27
  Rodney Smith
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

2008-12-08 The Life Of The Buddha 58:18
  Annie Nugent
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2008-12-08 Parami Series 9 Metta; The Heart That Is Inclusive" 56:51
  Myoshin Kelley
Breaking down the barriers of separation to live a life recognizing the interconnection of all beings.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge December 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-12-07 The Retreat Never Ends 35:36
  Eugene Cash
Going home, we take the understanding of that the Dharma is our lives. We enter through various Dharma Gates, Sangha, Service, Meditation
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Three Centers Retreat: Eye of Wisdom; Heart of Compassion; Body of Awakening

2008-12-07 Karma And The End Of Karma 59:31
  Guy Armstrong
Understanding how karma works gives us clear guidelines to find simple human happiness or the highest happiness of liberation, which is described as the end of karma. The talk also describes how the working of karma depends on the truth of not-self (anatta).
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2008-12-06 Integrating The Three Centers: Wholeness 50:22
  Pamela Weiss
As we access and begin to integrate the qualities of head, heart and belly (shimmering awareness, warmth and contactfulness and grounded presence), we remember and return to our innate wholeness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Three Centers Retreat: Eye of Wisdom; Heart of Compassion; Body of Awakening

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