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Dharma Talks
2020-10-08 05 meditation: opening to the spaciousness of the body 26:40
  Jill Shepherd
Settling into the body, quieting the mind, and experiencing the body as sensations in space
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight

2020-10-07 32 Parts of the Body—Head hair, Body hair, Nails, Teeth, Skin 62:41
  Bob Stahl
We are happy to announce a special opportunity to practice the 32 Parts of the Body meditation, which is rarely taught in the West. This practice deepens insight into impermanence and non-self by penetrating into the true nature and wonders of the body. We will also explore how the body interrelates with the four primary elements of earth (solidity), air (motion), fire (temperature), and water (liquidity). This methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can build immense levels of concentration, potentialities for healing, and experience the taste of deep freedom and peace. This is the 15th year of offering this class at Insight Santa Cruz and it has been truly wonderful. People have frequently reported developing a whole new relationship to their bodies with greater wisdom and compassion. We will also be hopefully doing a tour of the Cabrillo Anatomy lab to get a deeper experience of the body.
Insight Santa Cruz

2020-10-07 Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 9--Wise Speech 6--Practicing with Difficult Speech Situations 4 49:00
  Donald Rothberg
We focus, in the context of difficult or challenging communication, on the integration of individual, inner practice and skillful speaking. After a review of eight general guidelines for skillful speech and how we do inner practice related to, but separate from, such challenging communication, we look at ways to bring inner practice in speaking and relating. We also focus on several more "outer" skillful ways of speaking to bring about mutual understanding, including using relatively neutral observations free of interpretations, and cultivating the practice of empathy. We then look at how to integrate more inner and more outer dimensions of practice in the context of several challenging situations.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-10-05 The Four Noble Truths: Understanding Suffering, its cause, its release, and the way toward its release - Week 4 - Meditation 28:11
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - The Four Noble Truths: Understanding suffering, its cause, its release, and the way toward its release

2020-10-05 The Four Noble Truths: Understanding Suffering, its cause, its release, and the way toward its release - Week 4 - Talk 36:51
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - The Four Noble Truths: Understanding suffering, its cause, its release, and the way toward its release

2020-10-04 Relating Wisely with our Activated Hearts - Meditation 34:30
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-10-04 Relating Wisely with our Activated Hearts - Talk 40:29
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-10-04 talk: Heavenly Messengers 1 - introduction to the theme 18:37
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of the four traditional heavenly messengers of the ageing person, the sick person, the dead person and the contemplative, and how to approach this legend in ways that are relevant for our practice today.
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"

2020-10-04 Dhamma Stream Q&A 1:28:46
  Ajahn Sucitto
How does citta relate to consciousness; is citta involved with rebirth; how to practice with non-attachment; the role of cetana (intention), sankappa (attitude) and chanda (motivation) in citta cultivation; how much jhāna is needed for stream entry; where does motivation for practice/career/relationship come from; what does attachment to rights and rituals, sīlabbata-parāmāsa, mean; clarify body energies and energy flows; question about prayer; advice about life termination.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-10-03 Joy and Rest As Supports for Viriya 60:29
  Zohar Lavie
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall October

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