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Dharma Talks given at New York Insight Meditation Center
2012-12-04 Monthly Sitting and Inquiry: Dec 4, 2012 1:17:46
  Gina Sharpe
Join us for a Monthly Sitting and Inquiry with NYI Guiding Teacher, Gina Sharpe. These regularly scheduled evenings will begin with a guided meditation and then open up to our practice questions allowing us time to deepen in Sangha through mindful community discussion.
NYI Regular Talks

2012-12-03 The Buddha and Bill W. - Step 12 43:13
  Sandra Weinberg
Buddha & Bill W. Sangha

2012-12-02 S.O.S - Sitting on Sunday: Dec 2, 2012 55:33
  Gina Sharpe
These regularly scheduled mornings begin with a guided meditation, sometimes followed by standing or walking meditation. There is a Dharma talk and often a question and answer period where attendees can inquire about practice.
NYI Regular Talks

2012-11-28 The Noble Eightfold Path to Freedom - Talk 2 of 3 1:38:31
  Gina Sharpe
The Fourth Noble Truth expounded by the Buddha is that there is a Path to Freedom, to Liberation, to the sure heart’s release. He said that freedom is possible, and that if it were not possible, he would not ask us to walk the path to it. How can we use all of our life, its 10,000 joys and its 10,000 sorrows, as the ground of liberation, of freedom? By understanding the three pronged path of Meditation, of living a life of Integrity, and of developing Wisdom and putting our understanding into action, liberation is not a distant goal, but a present moment experience. Through practice, reflection and inquiry, we will deepen our understanding of the Path, its obstacles and its realization.
The Noble Eightfold Path
In collection The Noble Eightfold Path to Freedom - Talk 1 of 3

2012-11-14 The Noble Eightfold Path to Freedom - Talk 1 of 3 1:32:46
  Gina Sharpe
The Fourth Noble Truth expounded by the Buddha is that there is a Path to Freedom, to Liberation, to the sure heart’s release. He said that freedom is possible, and that if it were not possible, he would not ask us to walk the path to it. How can we use all of our life, its 10,000 joys and its 10,000 sorrows, as the ground of liberation, of freedom? By understanding the three pronged path of Meditation, of living a life of Integrity, and of developing Wisdom and putting our understanding into action, liberation is not a distant goal, but a present moment experience. Through practice, reflection and inquiry, we will deepen our understanding of the Path, its obstacles and its realization.
The Noble Eightfold Path
In collection The Noble Eightfold Path to Freedom - Talk 1 of 3

2012-11-06 Monthly Sitting and Inquiry: Nov 6, 2013 67:52
  Gina Sharpe
Join us for a Monthly Sitting and Inquiry with NYI Guiding Teacher, Gina Sharpe. These regularly scheduled evenings will begin with a guided meditation and then open up to our practice questions allowing us time to deepen in Sangha through mindful community discussion.
NYI Regular Talks

2012-11-05 Buddha and Bill W. Sangha - Step 11: Nov 5, 2013 43:43
  Lorna Kelly
Buddha & Bill W. Sangha

2012-10-28 Understanding Is the First Step: The Buddha's Teachings on Right View 2:52:12
  Leigh Brasington
Right View is the first practice given in the Noble Eightfold Path. During this workshop we will examine the Buddha's teachings on both Right View and Wrong View in order to get a better understanding of exactly what he meant by this very important topic. Although the day will primarily be of a scholastic nature, there will be periods of meditation as well as ample time for questions, answers and discussion.
Understanding Is the First Step: The Buddha's Teachings on Right View

2012-10-27 Focus and Freedom: Introduction to the Jhanas 2:31:31
  Leigh Brasington
A workshop/retreat on the meditative absorptions (jhanas) and their relationship to mindfulness and insight practice. There will be periods of instructions coupled with sitting and walking meditation along with ample time for questions and answers. Although one day is insufficient to learn the jhanas, the workshop will allow you to learn about them and to consider whether you want to pursue this study further. For people who want to read more on Jhana practice, please go to Leigh’s web site at http://leighb.com
Focus and Freedom: Introduction to the Jhanas

2012-10-21 Insight Dialogue: The Power, Challenges and Joy of Meditating Together (Part 3) 62:21
  Gregory Kramer
Humans are relational beings -- pack animals, born and raised in families, working and living together. Much of our suffering is people-suffering. We meditate to be free from suffering, yet sometimes a gap arises when interpersonal suffering is being addressed in intrapersonal meditation. We perpetuate the "island universe" of the individual self even as we seek freedom. Insight Dialogue is a fully relational meditation practice based on Buddhist Vipassana Insight meditation and a relational understanding of the Dhamma. The mind is invited to stillness and keen mindfulness even as we remain in dialogue with others. Here we meet the shared human experience that transcends our very real differences in genetics, background, and worldly circumstances.
Insight Dialogue: The Power, Challenges and Joy of Meditating Together

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