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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
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2017-02-23 Meditating on Breath 2 11:57
  Sharon Allen
Guided meditation on Breath #2.
In collection Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

2017-02-21 Dharma in Challenging Relationships 43:10
  Lisa Dale Miller
Lisa Dale Miller gave the second talk in a speaker series titled "Everyday Dhamma." She explored how difficult relationships can be rich grounds for practice, because they require us to use skills of wisdom and compassion.
In collection Everyday Dhamma

2017-02-14 Four Gateways of Samsara: I, Me, Mine, and Mind 36:18
  Ronald Purser
Ron Purser gave the first talk in a speaker series titled "Everyday Dhamma." He explained how our minds filter almost all of our experiences through the framework of "I, me, and mine." Is it possible to develop another way of knowing? Our practice can help us to loosen our minds' strong addiction to "I."
In collection Everyday Dhamma

2017-02-14 Everyday Dhamma 4:02:31
Can busy lay practioners realize the fruits of the Buddhist path? How can we bring mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion into our family, community, and workplace activities? This speaker series will explore the intersection of the Buddha's teachings with the complex demands of contemporary daily life. Each speaker will explore a theme that highlights social issues or practical applications related to living a mindful life at work, with family, and in today's society.

2017-01-12 Wisdom 43:32
  Berget Jelane
Berget Jelane gave the tenth talk in a eleven-week series titled "Ten Perfections", on the parami of Wisdom. Wisdom is broader than knowledge, also encompassing compassion. Three characteristics of wisdom are: understanding impermanence (anicca), suffering (dukkha), and emptiness, or non-self.

2016-12-29 Energy, Effort 58:55
  David Cohn
David Cohn gave the eighth talk in a eleven-week series titled "Ten Perfections". The talk is on the parami of Energy and Effort. David talks about allowing the present moment into awareness, letting go of negative states, and cultivating positive states of mind.

2016-12-22 Determination 41:04
  Chris Clifford
Chris Clifford gave the seventh talk in a eleven-week series titled "Ten Perfections", on the parami of determination. Determination supports all other paramis. It can be cultivated over short and long periods. Discernment, truth, relinquishment and calm are important elements in focusing resolve on Dharma and liberation.

2016-12-01 Patience 30:48
  Sharon Allen
Sharon Allen gave the fourth talk in a eleven-week series titled "Ten Perfections", on the topic of Patience. Patience is a valued human characteristic because wisdom shows us the sorrow and suffering we encounter when we are impatient. Mindfulness must be engaged to act with patience.

2016-11-10 Loving-kindness 54:51
  Kim Allen
Kim Allen gave the second talk in a eleven-week series titled "Ten Perfections". She talks about loving-kindness, or Metta. Metta is a strength of heart that we develop through good will, inner and outer. We develop good will through interpersonal relationships, and also through complete acceptance of all aspects of ourself. The path to complete Metta in the world is inward through the heart.

2016-11-03 Generosity 35:52
  Drew Oman
Drew Oman gave the first talk in a eleven-week series titled "Ten Perfections". He starts off with a brief introduction to the Paramis (Ten Perfections), and then presents the first of the ten, Generosity (Dana), in more detail, with material from the suttas and from more contemporary research on the relationship between giving and happiness.

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