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Dharma Talks
2020-07-17 We Are What we Think 54:12
  James Baraz
The Buddha taught: "We are what we think. With our thoughts we make the world." We will explore mana or "the conceit of I am" and how we construct a sense of self with our mind. Based on how we see ourselves or how we compare with others, mana or the conceit of “I am” is born. This tendency leads to "The Three Conceits: I am superior, I am inferior, I am equal to." If we're not mindful, we then erroneously proceed to make a permanent, solid entity of self. We explore how not seeing this clearly creates suffering and how we can free ourselves of this self-constructed suffering.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2020-07-16 02 meditation: mindfulness of sounds 27:02
  Jill Shepherd
guided meditation starting with the breath and physical sensations, opening up to sounds and hearing
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight

2020-07-16 Buddhist Practice and the Transformation of Racism 2: -Meditation and Inner Work 1:19:17
  Donald Rothberg
In this second talk in the series, we first review the main "wisdom" perspectives presented last week, that give us some orientation toward understanding and transforming racism. Then we explore the second area of training: meditation and inner work, identifying four main themes and practices, the first three of which are supported significantly by working in small groups: (1) understanding and working with "implicit bias"; (2) cultivating mindfulness of our racial conditioning and the experiences which arise in investigating race and racism; (3) heart practices like compassion and empathy; and (4) the importance of continuing to access, as best we can, deeper experiences of our being.
Insight Meditation Tucson :  Buddhist Practice and the Transformation of Racism

2020-07-16 01 talk mindfulness of hearing 20:58
  Jill Shepherd
Continuing exploring different aspects of mindfulness, now using mindfulness of hearing to emphasise a relaxed, receptive approach to meditation
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight

2020-07-15 Intimacy and non-attachment as refuge: How we can show up in troubled times and take care of our troubled hearts 60:40
  Mark Nunberg
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2020-07-15 Meditation: Listening to Life 48:41
  Tara Brach
The attitude of meditation is one of engaged listening – a relaxed, receptive yet intimate attention. This meditation explores how we can listen to sounds, listen to and feel sensations, and then relax back into the ocean of awareness that includes and perceives the changing waves. In this relaxing back, we realize the peace and freedom of inhabiting our wholeness and essence. This meditation ends with a tribute to Thich Nhat Hanh’s life and a reading from his writings on death and life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-07-15 The Sacred Art of Listening 48:41
  Tara Brach
Just as presence is the heart of meditation, so deep listening is at the center of all conscious, loving relationships. This talk explores how our wants and fears block listening, ways we can deepen our capacity for listening, and the healing that unfolds when we truly feel heard by another (a special talk from the archives). What happens when you’re really listening?
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-07-15 Deepening Our Practice in a Pandemic: Discussion, Q&A 17:41
  Donald Rothberg
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-07-15 Deepening Our Daily Life Practice in the Pandemic 1 38:28
  Donald Rothberg
Our current crises present both challenges and opportunities. We look at three main ways to deepen our practice at this time, focusing on (1) formal practice; (2) more "informal" (or "daily life" practice); and (3) our work, service, and/or activism. For each of these areas, a number of suggestions are made, inviting the listener to discern the one or two or three ways that most resonate and connect with one's own edge of learning.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-07-13 Buddhist Studies – The Eightfold Path: The Buddha’s Path of Awakening, Week 2 – Meditation 27:33
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies: The Eightfold Path

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