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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
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2017-08-08 The Skillful Means of Recognizing Empty Appearance 47:20
  Lisa Dale Miller
Lisa Dale Miller gave the third talk in a speaker series titled "Living Wisely in the World: Caring for Mind, Family, Society, and Planet." She explained that though the Buddhist notion of emptiness can be quite challenging for Western Buddhist practitioners, the rich teachings on emptiness offer a clear path to apply wise view, wise action and skillful means in daily life.

2017-05-18 Metta for category of enemies 49:35
  Laura Lin
Guided Metta Meditation, for category of enemies (taken from the course "The Power of Loving Kindness (Metta)".
In collection Featured Guided Meditations

2017-03-30 Meditating on Body and Breath 22:12
  Sharon Allen
Guided meditation on body and breath.
In collection Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

2017-03-28 Trauma, Purification and the Nervous System 43:41
  Sean Feit Oakes
Sean Feit Oakes gave the sixth talk in a speaker series titled "Everyday Dhamma." He explained that when we feel threaten, our sympathetic nervous system kicks in two modes: fight or flight. We get activated when we perceive threat, but our usually body calms down once we perceive that we are safe. Anxiety, stress and vigilance are symptoms of trauma. To use the language of Buddhism, restless mind, anxious mind, and fearful mind are minds that got stuck in the activated mode, instead of being reset to neutral. In other words, trauma happened when at one point in our lives we felt threatened, and we never felt safe again. Purification comes when we can learn to turn off the activated mode, and work through the aspects of our conditioning that are painful and let go, so we can return to balance.
In collection Everyday Dhamma

2017-03-23 Metta Practice 1 19:19
  Sharon Allen
Guided meditation on Metta practice #1.
In collection Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

2017-03-23 Talk on Metta Practice 15:45
  Sharon Allen
Talk on Metta Practice.
In collection Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

2017-03-23 Metta Practice 2 24:05
  Sharon Allen
Guided meditation on Metta Practice #2
In collection Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

2017-03-21 Wisdom, Skill, and Virtue 42:25
  Misha Merrill
Misha Merrill gave the fifth talk in a speaker series titled "Everyday Dhamma." She explained that wisdom is the faculty of making the best use of knowledge, experience, and understanding. Skill is the ability to take that understanding and manifest it in our daily life. Virtue encourages us to practice up-rightedness, a general moral goodness. Virtue requires actually doing it; standing up for what is right.
In collection Everyday Dhamma

2017-03-16 Meditating on Emotions 1 14:48
  Janetti Marotta
Guided meditation on emotions #1.
In collection Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

2017-03-16 Talk on meditating on emotions 20:08
  Janetti Marotta
Talk on meditating on emotions.
In collection Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

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