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Dharma Talks
2019-07-10 Love in the Time of Extinction: Dharma Practice, Climate, Ecology and Non-Violent Civil Disobedience 65:00
  Yanai Postelnik
How practices of awakening and compassion converge with conscientiously choosing to disobey the law, in responding to the climate and ecological emergency we face. What does dharma practice look like in the face of a Climate and Ecological emergency? How do the Buddha’s wisdom teachings and compassionate practices empower us to meet this crisis? How do we keep our heart open while engaging with our inner responses and the outer situation?
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

2019-07-10 The Second Dart - Recognizing and Understanding Vedana 61:23
  Yuka Nakamura
Vedana - the feeling tone of every experience - has a huge influence on our choices and behaviours and plays a crucial role in the creation and perpetuating of suffering. For this reason it needs to be recognized and understood. Based on the Salla-Sutta, the sutta about the dart, the talk explores how the mind gets caught in reactivity and thus adds further layers of suffering. It is through the understanding of the impermanent and conditioned nature of Vedana that the mind attains liberation from these reactive patterns and finds equanimity with regard to all Vedana.
Pauenhof Center :  Intensive Vipassana Meditation Retreat

2019-07-10 Day 1: Brahma Vihara Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) - Starting the Loving Kindness Meditation 57:15
  Tempel Smith
After learning to develop a kind and patient awareness of our breath and body, we have the basis to begin the traditional Loving Kindness meditation practice of repeating phrases of kindness towards our most easy being for whom we care.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat

2019-07-10 From the Ordinary Habitual Mind to the Buddha-Mind 8: Transforming Our Ordinary Sense of Self 2: The “Doer” 67:01
  Donald Rothberg
Description: We first look briefly at the general framework of this series of talks and discussion; we examine: (1) the conditioning of the “ordinary habitual mind,” understood through examining 10 different parameters of that mind; (2) the nature of the “Buddha mind” in terms of these 10 parameters; and (3) how we practice with a given parameter to enact this transformation. Today’s talk is the second covering the nature and sense of self; we review some what was covered last time. We then take the rest of the session examining one manifestation of the “thick” self—the conditioned sense of the “doer.” We look at a number of ways in which the doer becomes more obvious, as when there is anxiety about not doing anything; we might notice this sometimes on a vacation or in retirement. We also examine the cultural dimensions of the conditioning around finding identity as a doer. We then look at how it’s possible to have our doing come more out of presence and being, with reference to the teachings of the Buddha and Chuang-Tzu especially. We conclude with a series of exercises in which we develop a sense of doing that comes more out of presence and being.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2019-07-09 Body Dharma 63:05
  Yanai Postelnik
Contemplating our body and the teaching it offers us.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students

2019-07-08 Understanding Impermanence - Week 3 - Talk 61:47
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - Understanding Impermanence

2019-07-08 Understanding Impermanence - Week 3 - Meditation 30:04
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - Understanding Impermanence

2019-07-07 Mindfulness - A Precious Jewel 57:37
  Yuka Nakamura
What are the roles of mindfulness - sati - on our path? The talk describes five central functions of mindfulness on the basis of the similes that the Buddha used in the Pali canon. It also touches on the development of sati.
Pauenhof Center :  Intensive Vipassana Meditation Retreat

2019-07-06 10 guided meditation: dyad practice, mindfulness of mind 21:24
  Jill Shepherd
Working in pairs naming mind-states out loud using just one word; separately for four minutes each, then alternating back and forth
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness

2019-07-06 09 instructions: mindfulness of mind 8:37
  Jill Shepherd
A short talk offering definitions of different aspects of mental activity, including thoughts, emotions, moods and mind-states
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness

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