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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.
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2018-07-19 The Spirit of Play in Dharma: Enjoying Your Meditation Practice: 56:24
As a Zen teacher of mine used to say,"Life... very serious joke." Things can get real heavy sometimes - in life, and in contemplative practice. This talk explores the importance of finding some levity and enjoyment in our formal spiritual practice through the lens of play. Enjoy!
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2018-06-03 Final Q&A, Dedication of Merit 27:08
(15 of 15) Closing Question and Answer Session
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-06-03 Equanimity in Action and Daily Life 43:45
(14 of 15) Closing talk: Equanimity with our choices and actions in life, and suggestions for developing equanimity in the day to day flow of our lives.
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-06-03 Question and Answer Session (morning) 16:31
(13 of 15) Q&A Session on Equanimity and Dhamma practice
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-06-03 Guided Meditation: Equanimity in Relationship 27:57
(12 of 15) Guided Meditation on the development of equanimity in relationships - as a Brahma Vihara.
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-06-03 Equanimity in Relationship 45:28
(11 of 15) Reflections on Equanimity as a Brahma Vihara and its development in relationships.
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-06-03 Question and Answer Session 33:37
(10 of 15) Opening session of day 2 with full Q&A on Dhamma practice and equanimity.
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-06-02 "Mindfullness: Freedom from Bias" 59:15
Oren Jay Sofer offered the talk this week at our IMCB Monastery. Oren is a a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, a Nonviolent Communication Trainer, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for healing trauma. He is the founder of Next Step Dharma, and the author of the book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2018-06-02 Guided Meditation: Establishing Equanimity with the Unpleasant 25:33
(9 of 15) Guided meditation exploring various methods to establish and develop equanimity with unpleasant sensations. Includes summary of day at end.
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-06-02 Question and Answer Period (afternoon) 22:40
(8 of 15) Open Q&A on equanimity and Dhamma practice
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times

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