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Antidote To Different Notions of Self

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Bringing Practice Alive

Discussion on the issues of developing and maintaining your own meditation practice.


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Devotion

How devotion reveals internal material, the difference between faith and belief, the three types of faith and how they transform the three poisons. The Guru Yoga Prayer referenced near the conclusion can be found here. This excerpt is from the Guru, Diety, Protector series.


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Heartbreak and Suffering

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How To Meditate Like The Buddha

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How to Practice Right Livelihood

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How To Practice Right Speech and Action

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How To Practice Right View and Intention

Bringing attention to how you view things and bringing attention to intention. From The Eightfold Path 1.


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Living While Acknowledging Death

You know that you are aware and you are going to die. How do you live holding that knowledge? From Death: Friend or Foe 4.


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Living Without Beliefs

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Outer realms and inner experience

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Prayer and Meditation

A talk given at San Luis Obispo on how prayer and meditation are complementary spiritual practices.


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Resting In Attention

Shamatha and cultivating a basis of attention. From Pointing Out Instructions 3.


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Stress and Peace

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The Three Jewels

A two-part talk dealing with Buddha, Dharma and Sangha (the Three Jewels) and about appropriate efforts for the student. Part two of this talk is unavailable.


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Where's Buddha? Where's God?

Discussion and questions on the similarities and differences between prayer and meditation. Looking at the religious icons of Christ on the cross and the Buddha sitting in meditation. Descriptions of some different types of prayer – petitionary, centering, and unitive. Is meditation directed inward and prayer directed outward? Prayer as a way of building an emotional connection; meditation as a way of building capacity. Questions from participants.


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Working With Fear

Recorded shortly after a tsunami in Asia, this talk centers on using one’s reactions to sudden tragedies as a basis for practice.