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Dharma Talks
2021-07-10 Opening Talk - Bright Mind, Open Heart 39:29
Nathan Glyde
Introducing the theme of the retreat: insight, samatha (calm-aliveness) and metta. This talk has a live translation into Czech that is not recorded, yet it might seem slow as Nathan waits for the translation to complete before offering the next sentence.
SanghaSeva Bright Mind, Open Heart

2021-07-10 Dharma Talk - Living in Rental Accommodation 53:30
Yanai Postelnik
The reality of impermanence.
Gaia House The Heart of Wisdom and Kindness

2021-07-09 Dharma Talk - Embracing Our Aliveness 54:24
Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House The Heart of Wisdom and Kindness

2021-07-09 Guided Meditation 43:34
Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House The Heart of Wisdom and Kindness

2021-07-07 Dharma Talk - Wholehearted Practice 54:42
Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House The Heart of Wisdom and Kindness

2021-07-07 Deepening Daily Life Practice 2: Practicing with Reactivity 69:27
Donald Rothberg
We begin with a review of last week's opening exploration of deepening daily life practice, naming some of the challenges of daily life practice, some initial ways of deepening such practice, and the centrality for such practice of mindfulness of the body. We then, for the rest of the session, explore how we can practice with reactivity when it arises, in its two forms--grasping after the pleasant and pushing away what is taken as unpleasant. We ground such practice in the Buddha's teaching in the model of Dependent Origination of the sequence from contact to feeling-tone to wanting (or not wanting) to grasping (or pushing away). We then point to a number of ways of practicing with reactivity and some of the complexities of such practice, particularly the ways in which reactivity can be enmeshed with discernment. A discussion follows!
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-07-07 Deepening Daily Life Practice 2: A Guided Meditation: Practicing with Reactivity 26:04
Donald Rothberg
In this guided meditation, we start with about 10 minutes of settling. We then attend to when there is a moderate or greater pleasant or unpleasant feeling-tone, bringing some investigation as to what occurs in ones' experience. Toward the end of the guided meditation, there's an invitation to track for any moment of reactivity (grasping onto the pleasant in some way, or pushing away the unpleasant).
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-07-07 Reflections, and Lightly Guided Meditation 45:07
Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House The Heart of Wisdom and Kindness

2021-07-05 Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of the Mind, Week 2 - Meditation 27:50
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Mindfulness of the Mind

2021-07-05 Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of the Mind, Week 2 - Talk 37:10
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Mindfulness of the Mind

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