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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
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2018-04-06 "Buddhist Economics" 58:46
  Della Z Duncan
Imagine an economy based on alleviating suffering and encouraging a thriving planet. Della Duncan, a Gross National Happiness (Bhutan) master trainer and alternative economist who teaches at the highly respected Schumacher College in England guide us in an exploration of Buddhist Economics through quotes, poems, and real-world case studies. We look at the stories and beliefs behind the numbers, challenge traditional assumptions, and integrate the insights with our own Right Livelihood journeys.
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-03-29 Dalits Buddhist in India (formerly Untouchable Caste) 54:51
  James Baraz
Joining James to discuss his work is Gautham Prabu, co-founder of FSHM an NGO for social transformation whose work has primarily supported Dalits (formerly India's "Untouchable" caste) many of whom have become become Buddhist practitioners and the Tamil Buddhist Society based in Tamil Nadu, India. He is a member of International Network of En
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-03-22 "Personal and Collective Karma" 57:59
  James Baraz
Karma, the unfolding situation of our individual lives, is often understood to be dependent on our actions. These are, in turn, based on the intention of our underlying mind state. But what about societal conditions—including prejudice and inequality—that affect people’s lives? Is there collective karma? If so, can we affect it?
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-03-08 "The Buddha’s Words on How to Skillfully Give Feedback." 67:31
  James Baraz
Do you ever find yourself needing to communicate something that will be hard for someone else to receive?
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-03-02 "Getting Perspective On Our Perspective" 59:20
  James Baraz
The Buddha taught, "We are what we think with our thoughts we make the world." It important to understand how our thoughts create our reality. And it's also vital to realize that our reality is just the way we're seeing the world at a particular moment in time. Others may have different realities. And in time our own perspective might change. Seeing this is a key to genuine freedom and support for choosing wisely the thoughts we want to empower.
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-02-22 “Facing the Unacceptable Without Burning Out” (James was on retreat this day but invited guest speaker Suzie Brown for the talk. 56:25
  James Baraz
"How the Dharma urges us to take wise action to try to change the wrongs that we see in our world." ------------ Suzie Brown has recently moved with her family from Melbourne, Australia. She is co-founder of the Melbourne Insight Meditation Group and has taught Mindfulness to medical students at Monash University. Suzie has also been a facilitator, trainer and educator for over a decade in the areas of environmental sustainability and organizational strategy, running her own consulting business for the last 8 years.
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-02-08 "Wise View" ---- Talk by Konda Mason. (James was on retreat this day, so he invited Konda to give a Dharma talk at IMCB.) 54:27
  Konda Mason
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-02-01 "Belonging" --- (James was on retreat this day but invited two guests speakers for the talk: Rene Rivera and Fresh! White.) 49:55
  James Baraz
(James was on retreat this day but invited two guests speakers for the talk: Rene Rivera and Fresh! White.)
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-01-25 "Struggling is Extra" 56:13
  James Baraz
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-01-18 Special Guests: Harold Hedelman, Lee Ballance and Mary Selkirk from Citizens Climate Lobby, which is one of the most respected environmental organizations. 53:17
  James Baraz
IMCB Regular Talks

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