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Dharma Seed is dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. Since the early 1980's, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers offering the vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) practices of Theravada Buddhism. New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers.
 
Gaia House is a meditation retreat centre offering silent meditation retreats in the Buddhist tradition. We warmly welcome people of every age, ethnicity, cultural heritage and religious background, socio-economic group, sexual orientation and gender identity, and we are actively working to investigate and remove barriers to inclusion. Join us in to explore the teachings of the Buddha, guided by experienced Dharma teachers from all over the world.
 
The Aloka Vihara sisters are a community of bhikkhunis (fully-ordained nuns) and samaneris (novices) dedicated to practicing the Buddha’s teaching in the style of the Theravada Forest Tradition. Their practice emphasizes simplicity, renunciation, service and an orientation towards learning from the natural world, all held within the context of the Buddha’s teachings. The sisters are committed to embracing and integrating the realities and challenges of contemporary society into their practice.
 
Donald Rothberg, PhD, has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahamudra practice and the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy. Formerly on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook Graduate School, he currently writes and teaches classes, groups and retreats on meditation, daily life practice, spirituality and psychology, and socially engaged Buddhism. An organizer, teacher, and former board me ...
 
True North Insight (TNI) is a charitable organization offering a full schedule of Buddhist insight (vipassana) meditation retreats and courses in English and French. Insight meditation practices were taught for more than 2600 years as part of a path to liberation of mind and heart from suffering. They are dedicated to cultivating awareness, kindness and compassion, bringing more mindfulness and calm into our daily life. This simple and profound awareness practice is at the heart of many spir ...
 
A pervasive but often invisible source of suffering in our culture is self-aversion. We are a busy culture, and we move through our life feeling anxious and dissatisfied, but not fully conscious of how we neglect or judge our inner experience. We suffer from a lack of belonging: to our own bodies, to each other and to the earth. When we practice Buddhist meditation, we learn how to listen deeply and hold our life tenderly. The open space of compassion allows us to realize that our thoughts a ...
 
Common Ground is a community meditation center based in Minneapolis, Minnesota dedicated to the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation is the practice of waking up to the present moment and learning to be open and at ease with the unfolding conditions of life. With practice, mindfulness reveals deep wisdom, compassion, and intimacy with all things. More info about Common Ground at commongroundmeditation.org
 
The teachings of the Buddha (Dharma) and the practices of Insight Meditation (Vipassana) and loving-kindness meditation (metta) are at the heart of all the programs we offer at Spirit Rock. Practicing Insight Meditation develops mindfulness, the capacity to pay attention to each moment of life and to see clearly the truth of our experience. Studying the Dharma provides insights into the conditions that define and limit our experience of life. And cultivating an attitude of loving-kindness al ...
 
I try to convey that the wisdom and compassion we are looking for is already inside of us. I see practice as learning how to purify our mind and heart so we can hear the Buddha inside. In doing so, we naturally embody the dharma and help awaken that understanding and love in others we meet. I try to use the formal teachings as a doorway for people to see the truth in themselves. I feel I'm doing my job when people look into themselves to come to their own deep understandings of the truth, ac ...
 
This is a weekly podcast of the Sunday service at the Midwest Buddhist Temple, a JodoShinshu Buddhist temple. The Midwest Buddhist Temple is a member of the Buddhist Churches of America, http://buddhistchurchesofamerica.org/home/. Visit our website at http://mbtchicago.org or come to one of our services at 435 W. Menomonee St, Chicago, IL 60614, Visit our website for directions.
 
Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center. Each talk illuminates aspects of the Buddha's teachings. The purpose is the same that the Buddha had for his teachings, to guide us toward the end of suffering and the attainment of freedom. To learn more about the Insight Meditation Center, visit our website at https://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/.
 
As a monk, I bring a strong commitment, along with the renunciate flavor, to the classic Buddhist teachings. I play with ideas, with humor and a current way of expressing the teachings, but I don't dilute them. Sitting in a field of fifty to eighty people really starts my mind sparking. Since I don't prepare my talks ahead of time, I find myself listening to what I'm saying along with everyone else. This leaves a lot of room for the Dhamma to come up. Just having eighty people listening to m ...
 
My greatest joy is giving the gift of love and hope through the dharma, knowing it is possible for humans to transform their hearts. These dharma gifts include paying attention, practicing clarity and kindness and addressing the suffering of the world--which, of course, includes ourselves. Right now I'm most enthusiastic about the first gift, paying attention, because it makes every part of our lives better. Paying attention allows us to become more clear, and each moment of clarity is a gif ...
 
These Dharma talks are by Chozen Bays, Roshi and Hogen Bays, Roshi, teachers with Zen Community of Oregon. The talks were given at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Oregon, and Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple in Portland, Oregon. Zen Community of Oregon's purpose is to express and make accessible the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha’s teachings, as transmitted through an authentic, historical lineage. To support and maintain Zen Buddhist practice in order to realize and actualize our Budd ...
 
That moment when your meditation teacher says, "pay attention to your breath..." and you secretly think, "WTH does that even mean?!" and spend the meditation writing your grocery list. Today's meditation and dharma talk is all about feeling the breath. We will talk bad WiFi, Google and meditation. It's all related; I promise! Join me for the chance to finally understand what it is you are supposed to DO with the breath while you meditate... #meditatewithmeryl
 
Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. The podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.
 
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This talk was given by Andrea Fella on 2021-06-15 at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA.******For more talks like this, visit AudioDharma.org******If you have enjoyed this talk, please consider supporting Audio Dharma with a donation at https://www.audiodharma.org/donate/.******This talk is licensed by a Creative Commons Attribution-…
 
This talk was given by Gil Fronsdal on 2021-06-15 at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA.******For more talks like this, visit AudioDharma.org******If you have enjoyed this talk, please consider supporting Audio Dharma with a donation at https://www.audiodharma.org/donate/.******This talk is licensed by a Creative Commons Attribution-…
 
June 13, 2021 Senior Student Kenko explores the ingredients for intimate, connected practice in community — encouraging all of us to show up for our own questions — daring to bring them out into the light — be it in our own minds, on Zoom, in private interview, in a personal blog, or with a good friend. The post Dharma Talk by Kenko “Body Exposed i…
 
(Cittaviveka) One of the most fundamental requirements in meditation is restraining the mind. Rather than running out, energy can settle and calm. Then one’s effort is neither straining towards some goal, nor enmeshed in agitation. There’s space for sensitivity, receptivity, listening. When the outflows are restrained goodwill, compassion, clarity …
 
(Gaia House) Vīrya appears second in the list known as the Four Bases of Success. Some translate it as perseverance: the willingness to keep showing up. So essential in our practice, in our lives, and in our times. A practice and dharma talk on this theme, offered in Gaia Houses Online Dharma Hall.By Nathan Glyde
 
This talk continues a review of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Discourse, focusing on parts of the First Foundation, known as the Four Postures and the Contemplation of Daily Activities with Full Awareness. There is further reference to what are called the Four Comprehensions: Worthy Goal, Suitable Means, Domain (the Four Foundations) and Non-…
 
(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) We inquire into doing and not-doing in five ways: (1) identifying the importance of a number of different kinds of "doing" and skillful effort in meditation; (2) pointing also to the centrality of a kind of not-doing (or letting go of doing) and receptivity in meditation; (3) the importance of investigating the "doer…
 
https://www.oceangatezen.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Stability-through-Presencing-for-Your-Life-May-22-2021-JK-compessed-edited.mp3 Daijaku’s talk given on May 22nd, 2021 on developing Buddha awareness and stability through being present for your life. You may also watch this talk on YouTube: Stability through Presencing in Your Life…
 
(Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley) One of the greatest challenges today in the US is divisiveness within the country. However, the Buddha faced the same problem right within his community! The Quarrel at Kosambi tells the story of his sangha dealing with a bitter argument that almost created a schism in the sangha. And the Buddha had a very…
 
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