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Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Dharma Talks
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Dharma practice is medicine for the mind -- something particularly needed in a culture like ours that actively creates mental illness in training us to be busy producers and avid consumers. As individuals, we become healthier through our Dharma practice, which in turn helps bring sanity to our society at large.
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2020-09-29 The Present Moment is Not the Goal 34:41
There’s a common understanding that the purpose of meditation is to fully arrive in the present moment. However, the Buddha taught people to focus on the present moment not as a goal, but as a place where work is to be done to go beyond the present. This talk, based on the essay, “The Karma of Now” will explore the Buddha’s understanding of the present moment, and the implications of that understanding, not only for the practice of meditation, but also for Buddhist practice as a whole.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
2019-10-01 Right View Comes First 47:57
Thanissaro Bhikkhu reviews the Four Noble Truths as the categorical teaching of the Buddha - true and always beneficial. He describes the duties that enable us to fully understand and comprehend them and how the three characteristics - Dukkha, Annica, Anatta - are used in support of these duties and this understanding.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
2019-02-20 The Karma of Now 32:49
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
2018-09-26 Refuge 43:54
Thanissaro Bhikkhu speaks about the meaning of refuge in practice. As we strive for wisdom, purity and compassion; develop mindfulness in order to have a solid state of concentration; and strive to fit into the dharma rather than the other way around, we create a foundation that is conducive to attaining nibbana.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
2018-09-09 Discussing the Maps - Part 6 37:55
Bellingham Insight Meditation Society :  Maps to Awakening
2018-09-09 Discussing the Maps - Part 5 41:54
Bellingham Insight Meditation Society :  Maps to Awakening
2018-09-09 Discussing the Maps - Part 4 1:23:30
Bellingham Insight Meditation Society :  Maps to Awakening
2018-09-09 Discussing the Maps - Part 3 57:10
Bellingham Insight Meditation Society :  Maps to Awakening
2018-09-08 Discussing the Maps - Part 2 1:12:42
Bellingham Insight Meditation Society :  Maps to Awakening
2018-09-08 Discussing the Maps - Part 1 51:54
Bellingham Insight Meditation Society :  Maps to Awakening

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