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Dharma Talks given at Barre Center For Buddhist Studies
2015-11-16 Session 1 The Awakening of the West 59:32
  Stephen Batchelor
The Solar Buddha: Early Dharma for Secular Times

2015-07-25 Speech as Foundation and Insight 53:40
  Oren J. Sofer
This talk explores how practicing Right Speech can serve as a foundation for the entire eight-fold path, and a doorway to liberating insight. Particular emphasis is given to exploring the relationship between thoughts, speech, and the heart.
The Path of Wise Speech: Living the Teachings

2015-07-24 The Path of Wise Speech 67:15
  Oren J. Sofer
Introduction to practicing with Right Speech and overview of its relevance in spiritual practice. Talk ends with reflections on the triple gem (three refuges) and five precepts.
The Path of Wise Speech: Living the Teachings

2015-03-26 Guided Meditation - Exploring the Four Satipatthanas 39:49
  Bhikkhu Analayo
In what follows Bhikkhu Analayo explores the practice of the four Satipatthanas, based on combining understandings gained through academic and traditional modes of learning.
Attached Files:
  • Exploring the Four Satipatthanas by Bhikkhu Analayo (PDF)

2014-11-03 Speech & Meditation 1:10:44
  Gregory Kramer
Insight Dialogue: Not-self and Relationship (GK4)

2013-10-02 Internalizing Morality 55:00
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Over the years of practice we work with the precepts in a number of ways—using resolve and restraint, becoming acquainted with our karmic patterns and feeling the consequences of these, and strengthening skillful states by noticing what it feels like to do good, to behave well.
Integrated Study & Practice Program Week 1 - 13/14ISPP1

2013-09-30 Faith: Obstacles and Supports 56:07
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
We confront many obstacles in practice—our karmic conditioning, cultural conditioning, and resistance to the realities of anicca, dukkha, anatta. In order to surmount these obstacles, anyone who wishes to progress along the path, must act on faith and the factors that support that.
Integrated Study & Practice Program Week 1 - 13/14ISPP1

2013-02-14 The Asavas: Avoiding and Removing 49:35
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
This talk is part of a five part series on the Sabbasava Sutta (MN2), one of the most important and practical suttas in the Pali Canon. It summarizes our deeply entrenched patterns of delusion and suffering and the methods by which these are managed and overcome.
Bhavana Program: Understanding the Asavas

2013-02-14 The Asavas: Enduring (brief reflection and reading) 11:29
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
This talk is part of a five part series on the Sabbasava Sutta (MN2), one of the most important and practical suttas in the Pali Canon. It summarizes our deeply entrenched patterns of delusion and suffering and the methods by which these are managed and overcome.
Bhavana Program: Understanding the Asavas

2013-02-13 The Asavas: Restraining and Using 48:00
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
This talk is part of a five part series on the Sabbasava Sutta (MN2), one of the most important and practical suttas in the Pali Canon. It summarizes our deeply entrenched patterns of delusion and suffering and the methods by which these are managed and overcome.
Bhavana Program: Understanding the Asavas

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