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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
2009-03-19 Interested Awareness 56:31
  James Baraz
This is a three part series of talks on James’ basic meditation instructions: “Receive the moment with a relaxed, interested and kind awareness.”
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-03-12 Relaxed Awareness 59:40
  James Baraz
This is a three part series of talks on James’ basic meditation instructions: “Receive the moment with a relaxed, interested and kind awareness.” Note: The first talk of this series was not recorded. Therefore this is a talk on the same topic that James gave during the month-long retreat at Spirit Rock on 2/10/2009.
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-03-05 Opening to the Heart's Tender Spot 48:30
  James Baraz
Some thoughts upon returning from the February retreat at Spirit Rock.
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-02-12 Charles Darwin's 200Th Birthday 63:33
  Wes Nisker
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-02-05 Different Kinds Of Meditation Techniques And Their Use 57:04
  Richard Shankman
A talk about various meditation techniques and their efficacy.
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-01-29 "Letting In The Love" 57:36
  James Baraz
On transmitting and receiving love.
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-01-22 Barack Obama's Inauguration In The Context Of Dharma Practice 50:01
  James Baraz
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-01-15 Highlights From The Conversations Between The Dalai Lama And Paul Ekman On Emotions And Compassion 65:25
  Pauk Eckman
A talk about forgiveness and compassion that includes recorded excerpts of discussions with the Dalai Lama. In the talk, a theory about the origins and nature of compassion is presented.
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-01-08 Emotional Awareness 53:28
  James Baraz
An introduction to next week's (1-15-08) guest Paul Ekman, psychologist, leading expert on human emotions and facial expressions and co-author with the Dalai Lama on the recent book Emotional Awareness
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-01-01 Buddhist Songs Of Enlightenment 62:19
  Rev. Heng Sure
Rev. Heng Sure uses his 12 string guitar and a beautiful singing voice reminiscent of Bill Monroe to interpret three songs from a variety of Buddhist traditions about the process of enlightenment. The first is called the "Ballad of Yashodhara;" and gives voice to Prince Siddhartha’s agonizing choices as he prepares to renounce the householder’s life. His resolve to defeat impermanence compels him to say goodbye to his beloved wife and venture into the unknown in search of awakening. The second song is the entire Mahamangala Sutta, "The Buddha’s Teachings on Blessings.” Rev. Heng Sure invites the assembly to sing along with the Buddha’s advice in response a deva who comes asking Buddha how to live correctly and wisely. The third is a selection of verses from Tang Dynasty Chan Master Master Yongjia's “Song of Enlightenment.” Rev. Heng Sure tells the interesting story of this monk's certification by the Sixth Chinese Patriarch. Heng Sure's tells the story in a down-to-earth fashion. The song itself expresses Yongjia's understanding of the Buddha Nature within. The first verse goes: "Don't seek for the true; don't cut off out the false. Know that false and true alike are gone without a trace. Now not a trace itself is gone; then empty emptiness: You've found the Thus Come One's true mark where nothing can't exist."
IMCB Regular Talks

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