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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
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2015-07-30 "Four Years of Compassion College" 53:43
  Nipun Mehta
IMCB Regular Talks

2015-07-23 "The Dharma is Medicine" 51:29
  Carol Cano
IMCB Regular Talks

2015-07-16 "On the Subject of Faith" 61:35
  Kate Munding
Tonight I will be giving a talk on the subject of faith. The Buddha talked about the different types of faith and how, as our practice evolves and our heart-mind becomes more clear, it is our verified faith that becomes a source of strength and refuge in the face of difficulty and life challenge. Unlike blind faith when one relays on what others tell them, the Buddha taught that we should “see for ourselves”, through practice and inquiry, what is truth and worth having faith in. We’ll explore all of this tonight.
IMCB Regular Talks

2015-07-09 "Exhaustion From a Neurotic Mind" 65:34
  Kate Munding
IMCB Regular Talks

2015-07-02 The Nature of Aversion 61:27
  Kate Munding
The Nature of Aversion; Why we have it, when it’s helpful, and when it’s not. I’ll focus on the nourishing and healing aspects of turning towards the stuff that agitate, irritate, and even repulse us. We’ll explore how important this is to the awakening of our happiness and greater understanding.
IMCB Regular Talks

2015-06-25 "Seeing the Big Picture" 53:49
  James Baraz
"The key to equanimity is a spaciousness that holds all of our dramas in widest perspective. This talk was inspired by the film Planetary."
IMCB Regular Talks

2015-06-18 "Nice Guys Sometimes Finish First: Barbara Weiss, Steve Kerr and Pope Francis" 54:06
  James Baraz
We are inspired by the goodness of others. Even more, their example motivates us to do good ourselves. The term "Elevation Response" is used in psychology to describe this phenomenon. The talk describes three people whose lives are inspirations and whose examples can help us bring out the best in ourselves.
IMCB Regular Talks

2015-06-12 "Karma" and the "Present Moment" 54:55
  Kate Munding
IMCB Regular Talks

2015-06-04 Castles Made of Sand 50:09
  James Baraz
We get very attached to things as if they were extremely important (e.g. your basketball team winning a championship or a conflict with a friend). However, in the bigger scheme of things all of these seemingly crucial things can be held in the wider, wiser perspective of impermanence. A parable from Buddhist teachings helps illustrate this essence of true equanimity and wisdom.
IMCB Regular Talks

2015-05-28 Just Like Me 54:07
  James Baraz
A discussion based on Thupten Jinpa's book A Fearless Heart with particular focus on the profound practice of understanding our shared humanity.
IMCB Regular Talks

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