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Various's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
2019-07-16 Meditation in Hard Times 3:42:33
An IMSB series dealing with stress, life transitions, traumas, and tragedies.
2019-07-16 Taking the Problem out of Pain 47:45
  Shaila Catherine
In this talk, Shaila Catherine encourages practitioners to view illness and pain as opportunities to practice equanimity, patience, and mindfulness of the body. When we are sick or in pain, we can still practice being attentive to present conditions, and reflect that all beings are all also subject to illness and death. Illness is not wrong; it is inevitable. The more we resist this fact, the more mental suffering we add to our physical difficulties. When we learn to be present with both pleasant and unpleasant feelings, we will know an experience of profound peace.
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2019-07-23 Illness as a Doorway to Freedom 43:24
  Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori shows us that illness and hardship are not just to be endured, they can actually be our teachers on the path.
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2019-07-16 Realizing Resilience 48:24
  Diana Clark
Diana talks about how to develop resilience in the face of difficulties. By practicing noticing one’s thoughts and emotions, starting with the easier and gradually moving toward the more difficult can be a compassionate and skillful way to develop strength. She talks about how this resilience creates the conditions that can allow one to help others as well as oneself.
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2019-08-06 Dukkha as a Chronic Illness, with Tony Bernhard 48:26
  Tony Bernhard
Tony covers the four noble truths and the 8-fold path with many modern metaphors. He suggests the dharma is like an inoculation against the suffering we tend to add on top of the inevitable pain that comes with living a human life. He describes how a vedana meter can be a useful means of bringing attention to the range of feeling tones evoked by experiences and thereby sharpening insight into the way things are.
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2019-08-13 Every Day is a Gift 34:29
  Misha Merrill
Misha describes the alternatives to dealing with hardship when it inevitably comes. Ignoring, despairing or delusionary optimism are unskillful; instead she discusses a kind of wise hope based on deep investigation of the heart.
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