The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Oren J. Sofer's Dharma Talks at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
Oren J. Sofer
Developing a clear understanding of the teachings and learning to fully inhabit the body have been core parts of my Dhamma practice. These areas, as well a strong emphasis on the heart, inform and shape my teaching. The few years I spent training as an Anagarika in the Thai Forest monasteries broadened my understanding of the Buddha's teachings and instilled a profound respect for the Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni Sangha. All along the way, I've been particularly interested in how other modalities like Nonviolent Communication and Somatics can support our growth in awakening.
2016-10-23 Equanimity: Poise in Life 49:39
The Path of Wise Speech: Living the Teachings
2016-10-22 Right View: How are You Looking at Things? 48:41
An exploration of the teachings on Right View, and how we can use them to examine the assumptions and ideas we have in our relationships and speech.
The Path of Wise Speech: Living the Teachings
2016-10-22 Guided Meditation: Grounding and Opening 32:19
The Path of Wise Speech: Living the Teachings
2016-10-21 Words that Lead to Awakening 53:13
The Path of Wise Speech: Living the Teachings
2015-07-25 Speech as Foundation and Insight 53:40
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
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

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