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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)

2014-10-01 Refuge in Sangha 6:33
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
This talk examines both the classical and subtle meaning of going to the Sangha for refuge. The classical refuge in Sangha involves going forth into monastic life and/or turning to elders for guidance along the way. The subtle refuge involves knowing directly the happiness that comes from keeping impeccable silā.
Integrated Study and Practice Program, Session 4 (ISPP4)

2014-09-30 Refuge in Dhamma 7:01
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
This talk examines both the classical and subtle meaning of going to the Dhamma for refuge. The classical refuge in Dhamma involves refuge in the teachings of the Buddha as set forth in the Pāli Canon. The subtle refuge involves taking refuge in things as they really are … understanding the subtle truths underlying all experience.
Integrated Study and Practice Program, Session 4 (ISPP4)

2014-09-29 Refuge in the Buddha 13:17
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
This talk examines both the classical and subtle meaning of going to the Buddha for refuge. The classical refuge in the Buddha involves refuge in the historic Buddha, while the subtle refuge occurs whenever we rest in the simple knowing of experience.
Integrated Study and Practice Program, Session 4 (ISPP4)

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

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