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Jose Reissig's Dharma Talks
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After decades of practice and teaching, what inspires me are those moments when I can see the habitual as if it were for the first time. If such moments occur while I'm giving a talk, then the teacher in me can hear its own words imbued with the freshness imparted by those who truly listen -- the multiple aspects of myself being part of the audience as well. Thanks for your participation in the process.
2008-07-11 Behind Appearances 48:42
To go behind appearances, to go for real into the unfamiliar, we need to go by ways which are unfamiliar.
Holy Cross Monastery :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat
2008-06-07 Impermanence And Stillness 43:12
In the midst of impermanence we find stillness not by avoidance or denial, but by going into the eye of the storm while clinging to nothing.
New York Insight Meditation Center One Day Retreat with Jose Reissig
2008-06-06 The Three Characteristics Of Existence 41:40
These characteristics -- impermanence, non-self, and the ensuing dissatisfaction -- provide us with the opportunity to learn the art of losing. By learning it, we come to the end of suffering.
New York Insight Meditation Center One Day Retreat with Jose Reissig
2008-04-06 Unfabricating Reality 43:00
The first step to unfabricate reality is to catch the mind in the act of fabrication. When we drop all this make-believe, we discover that our mind is naturally and awesomely spacious.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat
2008-04-05 Looking Forward 38:39
The future is make-believe. We take up residence in it under the misconception that it's secure. The only true security is in opening to the real.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat
2008-04-04 The Pool And The Cesspool 47:24
Segregation from pollutants is not enough to keep our bodies free from infection, nor our minds free from impurities. We also need to foster healing.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat
2007-12-02 No Road Maps 41:18
To be really present in our journey through life we need to put aside the road maps -- i.e. the grids that position us within the familiar -- and transcend them.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat with Jose Reissig
2007-12-01 The Journey And The Goal 42:10
In our compulsive pursuit of goals we contrive a dichotomy between journey and goal. Understanding that they are one gives poignancy to our lives.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat with Jose Reissig
2007-11-30 Getting 37:22
In the habitual process of getting, the main point is not getting this or that, but getting "the getter" -- that is, becoming somebody.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat with Jose Reissig
2007-09-08 Practicing For Life And Death 44:57
By seeing ourselves as separate, we turn death into an abomination. Practice allows us to turn this around.
New York Insight Meditation Center

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