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Kim Allen's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
Kim Allen
Kim Allen has been practicing Insight meditation since 2003, and has trained intensively in the U.S. and Asia with Western teachers, Theravādan monastics, and masters of other Buddhist traditions. Trained by Gil Fronsdal at the Insight Meditation Center and Insight Retreat Center, she offers Dharma programs, sutta study, and retreats in the U.S., internationally, and online, weaving classical Dharma into a contemporary context. Her education was in science and sustainability, and she is now dedicated to a contemplative life of study and practice.
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2015-04-09 Strengthening Mindfulness 2:32:15
with Carolyn Dille, Chris Clifford, Janetti Marotta
This series expands on instructions offered in basic mindfulness courses, offers new depths of understanding, integrates the practice with life situations, and helps students establish a daily meditation practice. Mindfulness training is a practical tool that can support wisdom in any activity, and it is at the heart of Buddhist meditation leading to direct realization that frees the mind from suffering.
2012-07-17 Clarifying the Mind 47:51
The Buddha likened the Five Hindrances to impurities and disturbances in a pool of water. In this talk, we examine the grosser and finer manifestations of each hindrance, down to subtle levels.
Tuesday Talks—2012
2012-01-10 Spiritual Friendships 33:20
Kalyana mitta, or spiritual friendship, is a foundation of the Buddhist path. Through examining a number of suttas related to friendship, we gain an understanding of the important qualities and ways of relating to wise friends.
Tuesday Talks—2012
2011-10-18 Understanding Dukkha 43:50
Dukkha – variously rendered as suffering, unsatisfactoriness, stress, or struggle – is one of the three marks of existence. According to the teaching on the First Noble Truth, the task related to dukkha is to understand it. This talk examines what dukkha is and is not, and offers guidelines for exploring it deeply.
Tuesday Talks—2011
2010-02-23 An In Body Experience 46:32
A Dharma talk about the experience of a 6-day human dissection course.
Meditating on the Body A Five Week Speaker Series
2008-07-22 Right Livelihood 44:28
Right Livelihood, as the culmination of the virtue, or sila, steps of the Eightfold Path, concerns all aspects of how we sustain our life. It is far more than just our job. This talk examines how we can practice toward a fuller alignment of all aspects of our life.
The Buddhist Path of Awakening: The Eight-Fold Noble Path A nine-week series

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