Friday, March 16, 2012

Applying The Four Foundations by Rodney Smith

The principles of the Four Nobel Truths, we are all familiar with, but the application of the principles lie within the integrated understanding of the Four Foundations. In this fascinating talk Rodney Smith goes deep into the Dharma and the nature of perceptual reality. One of the best talks that I have heard in a long time.

This is the first of a collection of five talks; we will feature the whole series as they are given. The talks were delivered at the Forest Refuge at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts U.S.A.



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This is the second talk in this series, "Second Foundation; Dissolving Form".



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This is the third talk, "Third Foundation; Just This".



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The fourth talk is "Exploring The Third Foundation".



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This is the final talk, "Application Of The Four Foundations".



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Friday, March 09, 2012

Beauty of Energy by Steve Armstrong

In this dharma talk, part of a non-residential retreat series on "Qualities of a Beautiful Mind," Steve
Armstrong focuses on one of the ten paramis: beauty. Steve discusses how an awakened mind is marked by energy, used to benefit one's own life and the lives of others.




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Friday, March 02, 2012

Dharma Talk at Cambridge Insight Meditation Centre by Jack Engler

Jack Engler is one of the pioneers of transpersonal theory, a relatively new way of thinking about human development in which Western psychological theory meets Eastern enlightenment philosophy. He is a practicing psychotherapist who also teaches Theravada Buddhist "mindfulness" meditation and Buddhist psychology. He is also the man who made the by-now famous declaration: "You have to be somebody before you can be nobody." His statement has become a catchphrase in much of the Western Buddhist world and almost a commandment among transpersonal psychologists and theorists.



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