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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
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2019-05-30 Dharma Music 47:37
  Eve Decker
IMCB Regular Talks

2019-05-23 Finding Refuge in Difficult Times 51:01
  Kate Munding
I hope coming to the monastery, sitting together, and listening to the Dharma provides you with a sense of refuge in these times of unsettled political climate, social divide, and global uncertainty. I've been thinking about how the practice can provide a "place" to come back to when we need clarity and balance. Unfortunately, that "place" is not always easily accessed when one is stressed or overwhelmed even though it's in those times we need it the most. I want to address this in the meditation instructions and Dharma talk by emphasizing ways to become more grounded in the present moment and understanding of how to familiarize ourselves with the unwholesome mind states that can spin us into more fear and unrest. When we strengthen our capacity in this way, we find we have more agency to meet personal and global realities that are difficult to face while still cultivating deep happiness, equanimity, and joy in life.
IMCB Regular Talks

2019-05-23 Guided Meditation 38:24
  Kate Munding
IMCB Regular Talks

2019-05-16 Patience 49:56
  Kate Munding
Patience in the Buddhist tradition is seen as a quality that becomes polished as we awaken our minds and hearts. The cultivation of patience becomes an art form; fluidly brought into the moment, imbued with flexibility, mindfulness, and Metta (loving-kindness). We need this quality to help us meet our selves, our neighbors, and the world with openness. Patience can help us be more grounded and present when we face that which makes us angry, fearful, or confused.
IMCB Regular Talks

2019-05-16 Guided Meditation on Patience 41:12
  Kate Munding
IMCB Regular Talks

2019-05-09 An Evening with Stephen Fulder (Founder of the Israeli Dharma Community) 61:54
  James Baraz
James welcome Stephen Fulder who explores themes from his new book What’s Beyond Mindfulness? and shares about the Israeli sangha.
IMCB Regular Talks

2019-05-02 Internally & Externally - Holding It All 61:49
  James Baraz
On the recent retreat James sat with Ven. Analayo, the monastic started out the last day's teaching saying: “This morning I want to talk about climate change. Though some say this is not an appropriate topic for the Dharma Hall, in my view and in light of the crisis we are facing, there is no more appropriate or necessary topic.” We explore how Dharma principles can help each of us individually hold this unsettling situation as well as why they are the key to us waking up as a species.
IMCB Regular Talks

2019-04-25 The Anapanasati Sutta: The Buddha's Teaching on Mindfulness of Breathing 69:02
  James Baraz
After spending a recent retreat with Ven. Analayo Bhikkhu at Spirit Rock on this subject, James offers his understanding of Ven. Analayo's explanation of the discourse and how it can be applied in our meditation practice. You can also go to (paste it in your browser) this link to hear Ven. Analayo's Anapanasati guided meditation. https://www.windhorsepublications.com/mindfulness-of-breathing-audio/

2019-04-18 Questions from the Sangha 31:14
  Kate Munding
This week I'll be offering a q&a style talk so I can find out what you are exploring within your practice and what topics interest you. It will be interactive and connecting.
IMCB Regular Talks

2019-04-18 Guided Meditation 31:27
  Kate Munding
IMCB Regular Talks

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