The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
Oren Jay Sofer's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
Oren Jay Sofer
Developing a clear understanding of the teachings and learning to fully inhabit the body have been core parts of my Dhamma practice. These areas, as well a strong emphasis on the heart, inform and shape my teaching. The few years I spent training as an Anagarika in the Thai Forest monasteries broadened my understanding of the Buddha's teachings and instilled a profound respect for the Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni Sangha. All along the way, I've been particularly interested in how other modalities like Nonviolent Communication and Somatics can support our growth in awakening.
2019-07-25 Insight Meditation in 2019 57:48
IMCB Regular Talks
2019-07-25 Samatha - Vipassana Guided Meditation 46:52
IMCB Regular Talks
2019-02-14 Communication as Dharma practice 60:49
We communicate with ourselves and others all day long. By adopting a few principles we can use this activity to allow ourselves to grow.
IMCB Regular Talks
2018-07-19 The Spirit of Play in Dharma: Enjoying Your Meditation Practice: 56:24
As a Zen teacher of mine used to say,"Life... very serious joke." Things can get real heavy sometimes - in life, and in contemplative practice. This talk explores the importance of finding some levity and enjoyment in our formal spiritual practice through the lens of play. Enjoy!
IMCB Regular Talks
2018-06-02 "Mindfullness: Freedom from Bias" 59:15
Oren Jay Sofer offered the talk this week at our IMCB Monastery. Oren is a a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, a Nonviolent Communication Trainer, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for healing trauma. He is the founder of Next Step Dharma, and the author of the book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.
IMCB Regular Talks
2015-09-10 Dharma and Making Decisions 60:43
IMCB Regular Talks

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