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Dawn Neal's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
Dawn Neal
2018-05-22 Milestones on the Path to Freedom: Assessing Progress in Practice Wisely 42:14
Dawn Neal gave the last talk in a speaker series titled "Goals in Meditation." Dawn offered a perspective on how to relate to assessments of practice in day-to-day practice, as well as over the arc of a practioner's journey. Beautiful experiences in practice, including great sits, concentration states, and even insight, can be celebrated, and assessed in ways that can nourish confidence in the Dharma and increase spiritual maturity. The same milestones can also become impediments -- dead-weight on the spiritual journey -- if clung to or identified with in an unhelpful way.
In collection Goals in Meditation
2016-02-02 Recollection of Generosity 32:29
This is the third talk is a speaker series titled "Recollective Meditations." Dawn Neal discussed the roles of compassion and intention in giving gifts. Recollecting generosity closely relates to the practice of recollecting the Buddha, because it is out of compassion that the Buddha shared his Path of awakening. There are various forms of generosity, including sharing the Dhamma, sharing material things, renunciation, generous attitude (i.e., giving oneself completely to the service of others), and charity (i.e., giving without expecting reciprocity).
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2015-11-12 Right Mindfulness 37:29
This talk by Dawn Neal is the third in a speaker series titled "Eight-Fold Path of Awakening." Mindfulness is an important component of the Eightfold Path and supports the development of the other Path factors. By practicing Right Mindfulness, we can become aware of any state of mind and soften habitual reactions such as blame and inner criticism.
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