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Dharma Talks
2019-02-17 The Neurology of Awakening - Part 3 of 4 1:10:06
  Rick Hanson
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2019-02-17 The Neurology of Awakening - Part 4 of 4 1:13:37
  Rick Hanson
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2019-02-16 The Power of Intention (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:45
  James Baraz
The Buddha said that karma is all based on intention. In every moment we are sowing the seeds of suffering or happiness. In addition to this moment to moment aspect, intention also refers to a wider motivation—Clear Comprehension of Purpose—our aspiration and vision that fuels and inspires us to practice. Both of these dimensions of intention are explored.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2019-02-16 Day 13 - Guided Metta (Loving Kindness) for All Beings (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:57
  Tempel Smith
Inviting our heart to let go of all reservations and conditions to universal friendliness and kindness. This heart which can hold all beings in kindness becomes a refuge for our own well being and the well being of others.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2019-02-15 Dharma Talk - Compassion for Oneself and Others (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:52
  Kamala Masters
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2019-02-15 Wie unser Sehen die Welt erschafft 59:40
  Yuka Nakamura
Durch die Praxis von Vipassana erkennen wir die bedingte und fabrizierte Natur unserer Erfahrung. Wir erkennen, wie jegliche Erfahrung in Abhängigkeit vieler Bedingungen entsteht und gestaltet wird. Ein entscheidender Faktor dabei ist die Sichtweise, durch welche wir unsere Erfahrung betrachten. Im Wissen um diese Bedingtheit können bewusst mit verschiedenen Sichtweisen experimentieren, die zu mehr Freiheit und Glück führen. Im Vortrag werden die Sichtweisen der drei Charakteristika, die Sichtweise der liebenden Güte sowie symbolische, imaginale und mystische Sichtweisen als mögliche Sichtweisen besprochen.
Seminarhaus Engl

2019-02-15 Choiceless Awareness: Guided meditation Day 14 (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:43
  Tempel Smith
A guided practice for letting go of specific objects or sense doors to practice open or choiceless awareness. For some people this is a more natural way of practicing. The intent is to become mindful of one’s mental activity as it is drawn to different experiences arising at any of the six sense doors. From this practice you can gain insight into how the mind works and find freedom no matter what the experience.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2019-02-15 Morning Instructions on relaxation and beginning to connect with the breath 36:15
  Brian Lesage
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Finding Freedom Through Insight Meditation

2019-02-14 Communication as Dharma practice 60:49
  Oren Jay Sofer
We communicate with ourselves and others all day long. By adopting a few principles we can use this activity to allow ourselves to grow.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2019-02-14 2nd Foundation of Mindfulness - Vedana (Feeling Tone) (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:30
  Tempel Smith
Continuing from the Anapanasati sutta we turn to vedana, the 2nd foundation of mindfulness. With great courage. we can develop contentment no matter the pleasure, pain or neutrality of any give moment. In not understanding vedana we are forever imprisoned by our wrong views. When we can breath consciously in a greater range of pain, pleasure and neutrality we find the path to non-conditional contentment.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

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