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Dharma Talks given at New York Insight Meditation Center
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2010-08-15 Introduction to Metta and Compassion 34:16
  Sharon Salzberg
This is first talk of the Metta and Compassion daylong, introducing lovingkindness (metta) and compassion (karuna). This day focuses on the development of lovingkindness and compassion, both for ourselves and for others. These qualities of the heart diminish fear and isolation, and further our understanding of interconnectedness. Through meditation practice, dialogue, and discourse, we will explore these qualities together. Suitable for both beginning and more experienced meditators.
Metta and Compassion with Sharon Salzberg and Gina Sharpe

2010-07-18 The Bigger Picture 36:48
  Ayya Santacitta

2010-07-15 Developing Our Inherent Potential for Effecting Positive Change 1:51:22
  Ven. Metteyya Sakyaputta
Ven. Metteyya discusses how Buddha’s teachings help us to develop the inherent potential every human being has for enlightenment and effecting positive change in our lives, our community and the world.
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2010-04-12 Generosity 64:09
  Gina Sharpe
with Thanissara (Monthly People of Color Sangha Sitting)
New York Insight 2010 Talks

2010-03-18 Selves & Not-Self, Part III 39:37
  Thanissaro Bhikkhu
One in a series of 3 talks: The Buddha viewed perceptions of self and not-self as a form of karma, or action. Thus the question is not, “Do I have a self?” or “What is my true self?” Instead, it is “When is it skillful to perceive a self, and when is it more skillful to perceive not-self?” This series of three talks will explore this last question. Part III explores the function of the perception of not-self as a means to true happiness.
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2010-03-17 Selves and Not-Self, Part II 41:42
  Thanissaro Bhikkhu
One in a series of 3 Talks: The Buddha viewed perceptions of self and not-self as a form of karma, or action. Thus the question is not, “Do I have a self?” or “What is my true self?” Instead, it is “When is it skillful to perceive a self, and when is it more skillful to perceive not-self?” This series of three talks will explore this last question. Part II explores ways in which a healthy, mature sense of self is essential to the practice.
New York Insight 2010 Talks

2010-03-16 Selves & Not-Self, Part I 35:40
  Thanissaro Bhikkhu
One in a series of 3 talks: The Buddha viewed perceptions of self and not-self as a form of karma, or action. Thus the question is not, “Do I have a self?” or “What is my true self?” Instead, it is “When is it skillful to perceive a self, and when is it more skillful to series of three talks will explore this last question. Part I explores the issue of why the Buddha refused to take a position on the question of whether or not there is a self.
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2010-03-08 The Second of the Seven Factors of Enlightenment - Investigation 66:01
  Gina Sharpe
Exploring the Seven Factors of Enlightenment or Awakening (Monthly People of Color Sangha Sitting).
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2010-03-06 Deconstructing Buddhism 65:15
  Stephen Batchelor
Based on an examination of early discourses found in the Buddhist Pali Canon, we explore the question: "What did the Buddha teach that was distinctively and originally his own?" By differentiating the Buddha's Dhamma from the ideas of Indian religion and metaphysics that prevailed at his time we seek to uncover a clearer sense of the Buddha's message and then consider what relevance it still has for people living in the modern world.
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2010-03-04 Confession of Buddhist Atheist (Book launch, hosted by Tricycle Magazine and New York Insight) 1:20:01
  Stephen Batchelor
Stephen’s new book, "Confession of a Buddhist Atheist", tells the story of his thirty-seven-year quest to understand the meaning of Buddhism. It recounts his life as a monk in India and Korea and concludes with his search to discover the historical Buddha. Stephen talks about the writing of the book and reads selected passages.
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