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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
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2012-05-08 Dynamics of Emotion 44:27
  Shaila Catherine
Meditation can reveal the dynamic process of emotional life. In this talk, Shaila Catherine explores relationships between mind and body, between thoughts and emotions, and between present moment experience and concepts. Emotions are not avoided in meditation, instead we engage in a balanced and wise investigation of emotions and see their changing, impermanent, and empty nature. Transformative insight into impermanence may come through understanding the functioning of mental states, without worry about difficult emotions such as anger, grief, or fear. We will learn to respond, act, and speak with wisdom as we learn to open to the full range of emotional life.
Tuesday Talks—2012
In collection Meditation and the Emotional Landscape

2012-05-08 Meditation and the Emotional Landscape 4:42:12
This collection of talks given at Insight Meditation South Bay discusses the nature of emotions. Topics include how to work with shame, dread, fear and anger.
Tuesday Talks—2012

2012-04-03 The Secrets Of Tibetan Mindfulness Practice 52:41
  Lama Surya Das
Tuesday Talks—2012

2012-03-27 Brain-based Meditation - Guided Meditation 38:32
  Drew Oman
Tuesday Talks—2012

2012-03-27 Brain-based Meditation 46:57
  Drew Oman
Tuesday Talks—2012

2012-03-10 Meditations on Mind: Learning to Recognize, Accept, Investigate, and Not-Identify with Mental States 15:32
  Shaila Catherine
This 15-minute recording by Shaila Catherine offers strategies and techniques for meditating on the mind. The acronym RAIN (Recognize, Accept, Investigate, Not-identify) can help us work skillfully with mental states.

2012-02-21 Danger of Fixation 36:05
  Shaila Catherine
How does suffering manifest in attachment to views? This talk explores right view and addresses the danger of attaching to a position, philosophy, belief, or opinion. Primary sources are the teachings from the Middle Length discourses numbers 72 and 74. Recognizing the dangers of attachment and clinging to beliefs and opinions, we directly investigate what can be known in the mind and body. This is a pragmatic path of mindful awareness that results in actions that are immediately liberating.
Tuesday Talks—2012
In collection Buddhist Perspectives on Right View

2012-02-14 What Must Be Known 34:58
  Shaila Catherine
What do we need to know, understand, investigate, and realize through our meditation practice? In the Anguttara Nikaya. VI, 63, the Buddha described six things that should be known in six ways. The six things to be known include desires, feelings, perceptions, taints, kamma (actions of body speech and mind), and suffering. Each can be known through their presence, conditioned origin, diversity, outcome, cessation, and way to cessation. This talk explores the structure and details of this brief sutta teaching, and proposes a practical approach to investigating the mind and our relationship with life.
Tuesday Talks—2012
In collection Buddhist Perspectives on Right View

2012-02-07 Opinions and Truth 41:14
  Shaila Catherine
Our views, beliefs, and opinions affect our perception of events. To what extent do we assume that we are right and become attached to our opinions? With attachment to views we solidify a sense of self. Mindfulness meditation invites us to observe our relationship to views and opinions and see how it might be distorting perception by reinforcing a fixed sense of self. The term "right view" does not imply a more accurate or factual perspective; rather, right view describes a perspective beyond all attachment to views and opinions.
Tuesday Talks
In collection Buddhist Perspectives on Right View

2012-01-31 Cultivating Liberating Understanding 49:49
  Shaila Catherine
This talk explores the theme of right view or right understanding through a teaching found in the Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha (MN 43). This sutta lists five factors that assist the development of right understanding when liberation is the aim and fruit of the path. These five supportive conditions include virtue / morality, wide learning / reflection, discussion of what was learned, tranquility / calmness, and insight. The talk considers each of these factors in turn.
In collection Buddhist Perspectives on Right View

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