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Nikki Mirghafori's Dharma Talks
Nikki Mirghafori
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Nikki was introduced to contemplative practices and yoga in the early 1980's, to meditation in 1991, and to Theravada Buddhism in 2003. She has studied with various Western and Eastern teachers, and in particular, practiced jhanas and a detailed analytical method of vipassana under the guidance of Pau Auk Sayadaw, who instructed her to teach. Nikki has completed teacher training programs at Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research & Education (CCARE), UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) and is currently part of the SRMC/IMS/IMC Teacher Training. She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from UC Berkeley and has had an active career as a research scientist in academia.
2013-11-21 Anatta; No-Self, or No Unchanging Self: Understanding Self As A Process 59:52
Self is an emergent property of the constituents of our experience (i.e. the five aggregates) Practices pointing to anatta, are shared, followed by the connection between anatta, peace and freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2
2013-11-16 Dependent Origination 61:27
This talk begins with discussing both the general principle of dependent origination and its specific application to the problem of suffering which results in the twelve links. the multi-life model of the twelve links is discussed, with brief highlights of the one-life moment to moment model mentioned at the end.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2
2013-10-21 Contemplating Dukkha as Motivation for Liberation 56:14
Contemplating the first noble truth of dukkha as a motivation for the the third noble truth of liberation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight Meditation Retreat

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