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Various's Dharma Talks
2009-05-19 The Ten Paramis 4:24:04
This is a collection of talks and guided meditations given at Insight Meditation South Bay on the ten paramis of generosity, virtue, renunciation, wisdom, energy or effort, patience, truthfulness, determination, loving-kindness and equanimity.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
Generosity - Talk 28:23
  Stephen Fulder
Generosity - Guided Meditation 4:54
  Stephen Fulder
Virtue 30:57
  Stephen Fulder
Virtue - Guided Meditation 6:14
  Stephen Fulder
Renunciation 51:39
  Stephen Fulder
Renunciation-Guided Mediation 5:56
  Stephen Fulder
Wisdom 31:54
  Stephen Fulder
Wisdom-Guided Meditation 31:54
  Stephen Fulder
Loving Kindness 30:24
  Shaila Catherine
Loving Kindness, friendliness (metta) is a clear intention and attitude of heart that supports a connected and joyful encounter with life. Metta is not sentimentality; it is not affection or attachment. It is a strong quality of heart that overcomes ill will, hatred, fear, and anger. Loving kindness practice is a way to take responsibility for our own happiness; it is a way to cultivate an attitude to life that supports deep friendship.
Equanimity 41:43
  Shaila Catherine
This talk explores equanimity as the fourth of the four qualities called Brahma Viharas. Previous talks in this series addressed loving kindness, compassion, and appreciative joy. Equanimity allows us to remain present and awake with the fact of things—equally close to the things we like and the things we dislike. It is important to develop equanimity in two arenas: 1) in response to pleasant and painful feelings, and 2) regarding the future results of our actions. Equanimity develops in meditation and in life. We can use unexpected events that we cannot control to develop this quality. Our job is not to judge our experiences, but to be present and respond wisely. Equanimity is a beautiful mental factor that can feel like freedom, but if "I" and "mine" still operate, there is still work to be done. Many suggestions are offered for cultivating equanimity.

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