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Oren Jay Sofer's Dharma Talks
Oren Jay Sofer
Developing a clear understanding of the teachings and learning to fully inhabit the body have been core parts of my Dhamma practice. These areas, as well a strong emphasis on the heart, inform and shape my teaching. The few years I spent training as an Anagarika in the Thai Forest monasteries broadened my understanding of the Buddha's teachings and instilled a profound respect for the Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni Sangha. All along the way, I've been particularly interested in how other modalities like Nonviolent Communication and Somatics can support our growth in awakening.
2018-10-12 Oren Jay Sofer and Evan Wong - Supporting those in Pain: Mindfulness Tools for all Caregivers - Part 3 21:56
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2018-10-12 Oren Jay Sofer and Evan Wong - Supporting those in Pain: Mindfulness Tools for all Caregivers - Part 2 8:54
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2018-10-12 Oren Jay Sofer and Evan Wong - Supporting those in Pain: Mindfulness Tools for all Caregivers - Part 1 15:24
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2018-06-02 Equanimity in a Sensitive Body (Talk) 31:33
(7 of 15) Reflections on the development of equanimity at the 6 sense doors that feel pleasure, pain, and neutral contacts.
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-06-02 Guided Meditation: Equanimity in a Sensitive Body 28:41
(6 of 15) Brief reflections on equanimity with pleasure and pain followed by guided meditation.
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-01-19 Developing Compassion & Skill with Pain 25:26
Exploring skillful relationships to pain, with a focus on compassion. (Segment 8 of 9. For more audio talks in this series, please contact Oren.)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation for Pain Management
2018-01-19 What is Pain? 21:05
An initial exploration to key concepts for the day. (Segment 3 of 9. For more audio talks in this series, please contact Oren.)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation for Pain Management
2018-01-19 Welcome and Introduction to Meditation for Pain 10:38
Welcome and brief introduction to day. (Segment 1 of 9)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation for Pain Management
2017-03-20 Compassion, Willingness and Courage 53:40
We are deeply connected to one another and all of life. When we are willing to meet pain and suffering with awareness, to feel what is present in our hearts, the door to compassion and awakening can open.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart, Cultivating Kindness: Metta Retreat
2017-03-19 Instructions: compassion practice 58:33
Compassion is the ability to meet pain with caring tenderness. Formal practices strengthen and heals the heart. (Includes question and answers)
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart, Cultivating Kindness: Metta Retreat

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