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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
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2011-04-21 6. Concentration (samadhi) 51:57
James Baraz
Sixth talk in an 8-week series on the 7 Factors of Awakening that began with an overview on March 10, 2011.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-04-18 Bringing Practice Into Daily Life 0:10
James Baraz
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-04-14 5. Calm/tranquility (passaddhi) 51:28
James Baraz
Fifth talk in an 8-week series on the 7 Factors of Awakening that began with an overview on March 10, 2011.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-04-07 4. Joy/rapture (piti) 50:23
James Baraz
Fifth talk in an 8-week series on the 7 Factors of Awakening that began with an overview on March 10, 2011.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-03-31 3. Energy/effort (viriya) 55:33
James Baraz
Fourth talk in an 8-week series on the 7 Factors of Awakening that began with an overview on March 10, 2011.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-03-24 2. Interest/investigation (dhamma vicaya) 56:36
James Baraz
Third talk in an 8-week series on the 7 Factors of Awakening that began with an overview on March 10, 2011.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-03-17 1. Mindfulness (sati) 51:30
James Baraz
Second talk in an 8-week series on the 7 Factors of Awakening that began with an overview March 10. James highly recommended the booklet The Power of Mindfulness by Nyanaponika Thera as a precise and concise guide for "tidying the mental household."

The talk ends with a homework assignment for the week.

Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-03-10 Overview of the 7 Factors of Awakening 55:53
James Baraz
The 7 Factors of Awakening are the Buddha’s list of qualities that need to be developed in order to fully awaken. This eight-week series begins with an overview of all 7 Factors followed by a discussion of each individually in greater depth over the coming weeks. Besides exploring them theoretically, James encourages us to take them on as practices as we go through the weeks seeing how we can consciously cultivate them and bring them into our daily lives. The seven factors are:
  1. Mindfulness
  2. Interest/investigation
  3. Energy/effort
  4. Joy/rapture
  5. Calm/tranquility
  6. Concentration
  7. Equanimity
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-03-03 Living the Brahma Viharas 58:49
Heather Sundberg
A discussion of the Four Divine Abodes: meditative states, thoughts, and actions to be cultivated in Buddhist meditation:
  • Loving-kindness (Metta)
  • Compassion (Karuna)
  • Sympathetic joy, joy with others (Mudita)
  • Equanimity (Upekkha)
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-02-24 Healing at the Edge 58:34
Dale Borglum
An overview to the path of wholeness presented by Dale Borglum who is the founder and Executive Director of The Living/Dying Project. He is a pioneer in the conscious dying movement and has worked directly with thousands of people with life-threatening illness and their families for over 30 years. He is the co-author of Journey of Awakening: A Meditator's Guidebook and has taught meditation for the past 35 years..
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

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