Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Five Hindrances by Gil Fronsdal

This is a series of six talks on the Five Hindrances by Gil Fronsdal.

Gil is the primary teacher for the Insight Meditation Centre in Redwood City, California; he has been teaching since 1990. He has practiced Zen and Vipassana in the U.S. and Asia since 1975. He was a Theravada monk in Burma in 1985, and in 1989 began training with Jack Kornfield to be a Vipassana teacher. Gil teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Centre where he is part of its Teachers Council. Gil was ordained as a Soto Zen priest at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1982, and in 1995 received Dharma Transmission from Mel Weitsman.

Introduction to The Five Hindrances



DOWNLOAD      (Right click and "Save link as....")

Sensual Desire



DOWNLOAD      (Right click and "Save link as....")

Ill Will



DOWNLOAD      (Right click and "Save link as....")

Sloth and Torpor



DOWNLOAD      (Right click and "Save link as....")

Restlessness



DOWNLOAD      (Right click and "Save link as....")

Doubt



DOWNLOAD      (Right click and "Save link as....")

Friday, May 08, 2015

Living In The Present by Michael Grady

This talk, which is also about living in the present moment, is by Narayan's then husband Michael Grady.

Michael was a guiding teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Centre for more than 20 years. He has practiced insight meditation since 1974 and also trained with the late Master Sheng Yen.

He encourages including all of life as an opportunity for awakening.



DOWNLOAD      (Right click and "Save link as....")