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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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2018-06-02 Equanimity in a Sensitive Body (Talk) 31:33
(7 of 15) Reflections on the development of equanimity at the 6 sense doors that feel pleasure, pain, and neutral contacts.
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-06-02 Guided Meditation: Equanimity in a Sensitive Body 28:41
(6 of 15) Brief reflections on equanimity with pleasure and pain followed by guided meditation.
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-06-02 Question and Answer Session 16:19
(5 of 15). Q&A Session from morning - questions on equanimity and Dhamma practice.
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-06-02 Guided Meditation: Equanimity of Being Here 18:02
(4 of 15) A brief guided meditation reflecting on the changes of our lives, the ups and downs, and how after all is said and done we come back to being present, here in a simple way.
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-06-02 Wise Balance with the Conditions of Life 35:09
(3 of 15) An exploration of equanimity arising from wisdom that recognizes the changing, impermanent nature of the eight worldly winds, the conditions of our lives.
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-06-02 Guided Meditation: Gratitude, Ease, and Steadiness 32:46
(2 of 15) A short guided meditation focused on developing inner resources. Includes brief instructions at end for walking meditation focused on developing ease.
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-06-02 Introduction to Equanimity 42:13
(1 of 15) Opening talk and overview of equanimity as an essential mental factor on the Buddhist path to awakening.
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times
2018-05-23 Taking the Practice Home (Closing Reflections) 13:47
Reflections from Oren on taking the practice home (excerpt of closing session).
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2018-05-22 The Company We Keep: Reflections on Friendship 55:43
The development of the path depends on the relationships and friendships in our life. This talk explores "spiritual friendship" - its many meanings and benefits
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2018-05-21 Metta For All Groups 69:28
Instructions, guided meditation, plus Q&A
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat

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