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2016-05-26 "Who Are You Anyway - Attachment to Identity" 55:34
  James Baraz
IMCB Regular Talks

2016-05-19 Our guest speaker is Jan Surrey, author of The Buddha’s Wife: The Path of Awakening Together, Community Dharma Leader graduate, and clinical psychologist internationally known for her work on relational theories of women’s psychological development, diversity, mothering, adoption, and substance abuse. 63:30
  Janet Surrey
The Buddha’s Wife offers to a broad audience for the first time the intimate and profound story of Princess Yasodhara, the wife Buddha left behind, and her alternative journey to spiritual enlightenment.
IMCB Regular Talks

2016-05-12 James with a special visitor: Buddhist Nun Ayya Yeshe. She has developed the Bodhicitta Foundation to support the empowerment of women and children from the previously ‘untouchable’ caste in Central India. The talk started with this YouTube video at ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCOpZ3kpIJU ) of her work. To learn more about her work, go to the Bodhicitta Foundation at ( http://bodhicitta-vihara.com/ ) 39:53
  James Baraz
Bodhicitta Foundation is a socially engaged charity that helps ex-untouchable Indians – a community that was previously enslaved and forced to do the most demeaning kinds of work for little pay. They also help slum people, offer a women’s job training center, sewing, English computer classes and have a children’s study center. In addition they offer counseling for domestic violence, have a malnourished children’s program and offer basic medical and housing assistance.
IMCB Regular Talks

2016-05-05 "The Songs and Stories of Jennifer Berezan at IMCB" 61:01
  Jennifer Berezan
IMCB Regular Talks

2016-04-28 The Story of Devadatta: Lust for Power in the Buddha's Time 52:51
  James Baraz
Devadatta, the Buddha's cousin and brother-in-law, joined the Order in the early years with good intentions. Over time his jealousy and obsession with power turned him into the Buddha's main enemy. This dramatic story, reading like a Hollywood screenplay, gives us lessons in just what hunger for power can drive someone to do and the Buddha's wise responses to the various threats he faced.
IMCB Regular Talks

2016-04-24 Equanimity: Finding Balance in Our Practice 2:55:56
  James Baraz
This daylong includes general talks on the theme of cultivating equanimity into your dharma practice. In addition to the talks and discussion, I offer the following practices with instructions that can be used to incline the mind toward equanimity (edited to remove lengthy periods of silence during the guided meditations): Practice #1 - Seeing things as they are Practice #2 - Looking through the lens of impermanence Practice #3 - Looking through the lens of vedana (feeling tone; 2nd foundation of mindfulness) Practice #4 - Equanimity with Big Mind meditation Practice #5 - Equanimty using traditional Brahma Viharas phrases
IMCB Regular Talks

2016-04-21 Sacred Activism Part 5: The Seven Laws of Sacred Practice 61:56
  James Baraz
Andrew Harvey's seven mystical laws that both define what sacred activism is and shape its mysterious power and success in the world.
IMCB Regular Talks

2016-04-14 Sacred Activism Part 4: Holding a Vision 54:31
  James Baraz
Besides learning how to work with various emotions and reactions that come up in response to various events, it's important to hold an inspiring vision of possibilities so that we are motivated to work toward that desired outcome. Dharma concepts such as Clear Comprehension of Purpose can be applied to help us create an inspiring vision. Joanna Macy's Active Hope and Andrew Harvey's outline of current positive developments that give one hope are included.
IMCB Regular Talks

2016-04-07 Loneliness 49:53
  Kate Munding
IMCB Regular Talks

2016-03-31 "Sacred Activism Part. 3: Working with Anger and Frustration" often natural responses to news". 56:00
  James Baraz
Hello Friends, I'll be continuing the series of Sacred Activism talks on how to bring our dharma practice to working skillfully with current events. We've explored compassionate action ("The Line Between Politics & Moral Imperative") and humility ("We Don't Know What We Don't Know"). I hope you join us.
IMCB Regular Talks

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