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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.
2018-03-24 Guided Meditation - Settling and Arriving 18:14
A brief guided meditation to settle and arrive.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Strengthening Resilience, Finding our Home
2018-03-13 Equanimity 44:51
The series on the Seven Awakening factors concludes with Oren J. Sofer’s talk on the quality of equanimity. Sofer tells us that this quality develops slowly among the other factors and is considered one of the highest attainments in Buddhist practice. The fore-taste of evenness and balance can be considered a glimpse into the mind of an awakened being.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Seven Factors of Awakening
2018-03-05 Monday Night Dharma Talk 1:14:24
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
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 Opening Meditation 17:43
Arriving, settling, discerning an intention for the day. (Segment 2 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
2017-12-10 Balance & Strength in Difficult Conversations: The Simile of Saw 40:22
An exploration of MN.21, The Simile of the Saw as a teaching on right relationship and wise speech.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Right Speech: Words That Lead to Awakening
2017-12-09 The Deep Freedom of Human Needs 59:50
How do hold the teachings on letting go, non-attachment and non-self with the reality of having needs as a human being. What are needs and how do we relate to them with wisdom in a world that is beyond our control, neither suppressing and denying them nor becoming overly fixated or identified with them?
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Right Speech: Words That Lead to Awakening
2017-12-09 Guided Meditation: Exploring Needs 32:38
Using attention to identify an unmet need, and to shift to recognizing what matters at the core independent of any situation, time, person, place, or thing.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Right Speech: Words That Lead to Awakening

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