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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
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2007-05-03 The Fleeting Impermanence Of Life 45:25
  Wes Nisker

2005-07-05 Talk In Berkeley 57:08
  Ajahn Sucitto

2001-10-27 Letting Go Of Knowing 58:37
  James Baraz
Most of us want to know the right answer to complex situations. This post-September 11th talk explores the value of letting go of prematurely trying to figure things out, and replace it with patiently listening inside to our wisest understandings and responses when they are ready to be heard.
In collection In Response to September 11

2001-07-18 After The Honeymoon, The Marriage: Plateaus In Practice 65:49
  James Baraz
After our initial and excitement encountering the Dharma, reality hits us and our practice may appear to stagnate. How can we renew our inspiration and reawaken our enthusiasm for practice?

2001-03-29 Refinement Of Mind - part 2 60:12
  James Baraz
The Buddha explained how concentration, energy and equanimity work together to help purify a practitioner's mind over time. How can we wisely develop and bring to balance these qualities essential to waking up?

2001-03-22 Refinement Of Mind - part 1 63:49
  James Baraz
The Buddha's discourse on refinement of mind from the Anguttara Nikaya describes the process a practitioner experiences in moving from grosser types of attachment to more subtle and refined ones. This talk focuses on how the practice affects our thoughts, words and actions as we continue our journey of awakening.

2001-03-08 The Retreat Experience: Why Intensive Practice? 58:45
  James Baraz
Why do people go on intensive silent retreats? What is the process one goes through and how does it change us? This talk explores understanding how the retreat experience works?

2001-01-01 Learning To Love Yourself: A Bodhisattva Act 47:09
  James Baraz
An essential part of liberation is including ourselves in the love we aspire to cultivate for all beings. This becomes a gift we can model for others. Why is this such a difficult task? How can we develop authentic self-love?

2000-03-23 Losing It: How Being Humbled Can Lead To True Humility 57:19
  James Baraz
The experience of seeing the confusion in our minds as well as its unskillful expression in words and actions can be very humbling. How can we use our mistakes to deepen our practice and turn them into a noble humility that deepens our understanding and enriches our spiritual life?

1999-12-15 Generosity As A Source Of Happiness 62:33
  James Baraz
Why does generosity bring us joy? How can we consciously cultivate this wholesome habit that both acknowledges our interconnectedness and develops a heart that knows the power of letting go?

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