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Dharma Talks
2016-05-07 Reclamation of the Sacred Through Insight & Devotion - Saturday Afternoon 1:14:05
  Kittisaro & Thanissara
Our environmental crisis is generated by an obsession with ownership and individualism that obscures the truth of our inter-dependence within a web of life. In a world divided by inequity, racism, and wars, Dharma practice shatters the illusion of dualistic consciousness, offering a new paradigm. This mini-retreat explores the process which generates divisiveness: papanca or conceptual proliferation in service of delusion. The ending of papanca reveals the unshakeable depth and the undivided nature of reality at the heart of all circumstances, revolutionizing our way of being and living — both personally and globally. The retreat, for contemplatives and activists, is framed within depth teachings of emptiness and merciful compassion embodied by Kuan Yin Bodhisattva, who is a metaphor for our deepest, mysterious heart. It includes Dharma teachings, meditation and inquiry sessions, qi-gong, group process, psycho-spiritual exploration, and the cultivation of inner skills for activists. Besides applying the liberating practices and teaching of mindfulness and insight meditation, we will use chanting and ceremony.
New York Insight Meditation Center Reclamation of the Sacred Through Insight & Devotion

2016-05-07 Reclamation of the Sacred Through Insight & Devotion - Saturday Morning 1:42:54
  Kittisaro & Thanissara
Our environmental crisis is generated by an obsession with ownership and individualism that obscures the truth of our inter-dependence within a web of life. In a world divided by inequity, racism, and wars, Dharma practice shatters the illusion of dualistic consciousness, offering a new paradigm. This mini-retreat explores the process which generates divisiveness: papanca or conceptual proliferation in service of delusion. The ending of papanca reveals the unshakeable depth and the undivided nature of reality at the heart of all circumstances, revolutionizing our way of being and living — both personally and globally. The retreat, for contemplatives and activists, is framed within depth teachings of emptiness and merciful compassion embodied by Kuan Yin Bodhisattva, who is a metaphor for our deepest, mysterious heart. It includes Dharma teachings, meditation and inquiry sessions, qi-gong, group process, psycho-spiritual exploration, and the cultivation of inner skills for activists. Besides applying the liberating practices and teaching of mindfulness and insight meditation, we will use chanting and ceremony.
New York Insight Meditation Center Reclamation of the Sacred Through Insight & Devotion

2016-05-06 Evening Talk & Book Signing: Time To Stand Up, An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto For Our Earth 68:28
  Thanissara
Our environmental crisis is generated by an obsession with ownership and individualism that obscures the truth of our inter-dependence within a web of life. In a world divided by inequity, racism, and wars, Dharma practice shatters the illusion of dualistic consciousness, offering a new paradigm. This mini-retreat explores the process which generates divisiveness: papanca or conceptual proliferation in service of delusion. The ending of papanca reveals the unshakeable depth and the undivided nature of reality at the heart of all circumstances, revolutionizing our way of being and living — both personally and globally. Copies of Thanissara's book, Time To Stand Up, An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth, will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author.
New York Insight Meditation Center NYI Regular Talks

2016-04-13 Self, No-self and Race 45:56
  Ayya Anandabodhi
A talk given with Pamela Weiss at SFInsight after the 'Undoing Racism' training at Spirit Rock.
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2016-04-12 Ignorance of Racism 32:40
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2015-06-17 Beloved Community 1:20:27
  Tara Brach
Martin Luther King’s term, “Beloved Community,” points to our potential for living together with love, justice and respect. This talk explores the often hidden expressions of racism that fuel separation and violence, and pathways toward healing and freeing our collective hearts.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2015-03-10 Three Instructions for Life 50:30
  Anushka Fernandopulle
The path in brief, a tour of other realms, practicing to support the erosion of racism and Islamohobia in our society
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindful of the Body: Insight Meditation Retreat

2015-01-07 Race, Racism, and Spiritual Practice 2 1:10:25
  Donald Rothberg
We continue to explore race and racism and how we respond to these through our practice. We focus on (1) the challenges of responding to collective suffering, (2) exploring the ignorance related to race and social conditioning on many levels, and (3) working with the various emotions and thoughts that arise in exploring race and racism.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-12-10 Race, Racism, and Spiritual Practice 1 69:15
  Donald Rothberg
We examine, in the context of contemporary concerns about racism, how we relate teachings about suffering, compassion, transforming ignorance, courage, and skillful action to our responses to racism. We also look briefly at the history of race and racism, and suggest ways of responding to racism individually, relationally, and collectively.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-12-09 Reflections On Race And Diversity 35:31
  Joseph Goldstein
During the closing transition days of IMS's Three-Month Retreat, there were some group discussions about IMS's diversity initiatives. Bonnie Duran led a group for people of color (POC) meditators, and Joseph Goldstein spoke to and led a discussion with the non-POC group. His intention was to provide an introduction to the work IMS is undertaking in undoing racism and other diversity issues, and to describe his own personal exploration in this area.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2

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