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Dharma Talks
2020-09-20 Guided Meditation on the Sense of I 17:02
  Ajahn Sucitto
The sense of ‘I’ is crucial for understanding citta. Guidance is provided to access the direct experience of body, then tune into the fundamental sensitivity and receptivity of citta.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-09-17 "Contributing Effectively in Times of Crisis" Part 1 53:47
  James Baraz
In this time of great chaos and confusion we look at wisdom thinker Roger Walsh's new essay: "Contributing Effectively in Times of Crisis". We start by looking at four crucial questions: 1) What can I do? 2) What do I feel called to contribute? 3) What's the most strategic thing I can do? 4) How can I live my life so as to be an optimal instrument of service? The talk ends with Melanie DeMore singing I'm Sending You Light"
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2020-09-17 Buddhist Practice and Nonviolent Action: Transforming Inner and Outer Reactivity, Cultivating Love in Action 45:21
  Donald Rothberg
We explore the deep resonance between Buddhist practice and nonviolent action (in the tradition of Mohandas Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, Cesar Chavez, and others). We first examine the core of Buddhist practice as expressed in the Buddha's statement: "I teach dukkha and the end of dukkha; we explicate dukkha as "reactivity." We then show how the nonviolence of Dr. King follows the same core understanding of developing non-reactive and nonviolent responses--for him especially to the institutionalized reactivity of greed and hatred. We identify six basic themes of such nonviolent action, which, in the words of John Lewis, is ultimately "love in action."
Insight Meditation Tucson

2020-09-16 Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 6: Wise Speech 3: Practicing with Difficult Speech Situations 68:21
  Donald Rothberg
After reviewing three foundations of Wise Speech--the four ethical guidelines for skillful speech, presence and mindfulness during speech, and the practice of empathy--we explore, on the basis of these foundations, how to be skillful during difficult or challenging situations of speech and communication, whether involving two individuals, a group, or a larger society. We identify eight perspectives, practices, and capacities that support skillful speech during such difficult situations.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-09-14 The Four Noble Truths: Understanding Suffering, its cause, its release, and the way toward its release - Week 1 - Talk 54:14
  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

2020-09-14 The Four Noble Truths: Understanding Suffering, its cause, its release, and the way toward its release - Week 1 - Meditation 24:42
  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

2020-09-13 Guiding and Guarding–the indriya 33:55
  Ajahn Sucitto
The person gets very entrained to follow circumstances, caught in a cycle of creating, worrying, planning, hoping. In meditation, it’s possible to witness the person rather than constantly re-create it. Start by establishing certain transpersonal/universal qualities of the 5 indriya.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-09-13 Aligning with Change - Guided Meditation 35:11
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-09-13 Aligning with Change - Talk 39:54
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-09-13 Transcending Distractions 60:11
  Nathan Glyde
Invitations to relaxation, energy perceptions, anattā, surrender, and devotion as ways of relating to thoughts and other phenomena that appear as distractions to our steady relaxed attention.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - Sept 2020

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