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Tina Rasmussen's Dharma Talks
Tina Rasmussen
Tina Rasmussen, Ph.D., began meditating at age 13, and has practiced in the Theravada and Tibetan Buddhist traditions for 30+ years. In 2003, she completed a year-long solo retreat, and was later ordained as a Buddhist nun and authorized to teach by Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw. Tina has been studied by Yale Neuroscience Lab, and is the co-author of Practicing the Jhanas, as well as several books on human potential, and works with students worldwide. For more info visit
2021-07-15 Buddhist Psychology and the Enneagram Part 2 47:23
Insight Meditation Tucson
2021-06-17 Buddhist Psychology and the Enneagram Part 1 51:54
This talk explores Bikkhu Bodhi's advice to "take stock of ourselves," by exploring our relationship to the three "Personality Patterns" of Buddhism (also known as the Defilements.) Tina then relates these three patterns to the Inner Triangle of the Enneagram, and provides and overview of how to use the Enneagram as it was intended--as a spiritual tool, rather than just another way to be identified with the personality.
Insight Meditation Tucson
2021-04-15 Embodiment--Working with Psychological material 38:16
This dharma talk delves into material not often discussed by dharma teachers, as part of Tina's series on Embodiment. Content includes: the types of psychological material we can encounter and how they are different; the two basic ways to work with psychological material in one's practice; ways to use traditional Buddhist meditations, "off the cushion" to deepen our practice.
2019-03-04 Posture Instructions 10:32
Tina Rasmussen provides a 10 minute overview on how to support your meditation practice by setting up your posture at the beginning of each sitting period. Guided instructions are provided to create a supportive posture before you begin meditation.
2019-03-04 Samatha Anapanasati Meditation Instructions 12:48
Tina Rasmussen provides 13 minutes of instruction on the Samatha (concentration and serenity) meditation, in particular the anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing) practice. This includes everything that a person needs to know to begin practicing Samatha anapanasati meditation.
2018-10-27 What does 2,500 Years of Buddhist Practice Have to Teach the Modern Non-dual Practitioner? (from the Science and Non-duality Conference) 21:10
2018-07-21 Concentration Meditation: Purification of Mind 6:37:49
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2018-07-21 Samatha Meditation and Purification of Mind 49:07
Introductory talk from daylong on concentration practice (samatha), and its relationship to purification of mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2018-03-16 Italy Interview, Introductory Overview Talk 31:07
This is an Interview conducted in Italy in March 2018, which provides an excellent overview of the teaching and work of Awakening Dharma, and Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder. A transcript of this talk is also available on Dharma seed with the same name.
Various :  Italy 2-week Luminous Mind Retreat
Attached Files:
  • Italy Interview, Introductory Overview (PDF)
2016-01-16 Concentration Meditation: Purification of Mind with Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder 3:48:41
This is a recording of the entire daylong taught at Spirit Rock Meditation Center on Jan. 16, 2016.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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