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Dharma Talks given at New York Insight Meditation Center
2012-10-20 Insight Dialogue: The Power, Challenges and Joy of Meditating Together (Part 2 of 3) 2:39:36
  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

2012-10-19 Insight Dialogue: The Power, Challenges and Joy of Meditating Together (Part 1) 1:22:28
  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

2012-10-16 Monthly Sitting and Inquiry: Oct 16, 2012 69:51
  Gina Sharpe
NYI Regular Talks

2012-10-07 S.O.S. - Sitting on Sundays: Oct 7, 2012 1:28:04
  Gina Sharpe
NYI Regular Talks

2012-10-01 Buddha and Bill W Sangha - Step 10 26:19
  Sandra Weinberg
Buddha & Bill W. Sangha

2012-09-30 Watching the Breath, Watching the Mind, with the Mind (part 2 of 2) 1:43:54
  Ven. Sayalay Susila
The object of this two-day retreat is to first calm your mind and then to understand your various states of mind. On Saturday, we will practice concentration using anapanasati, mindfulness of breath, in order to develop calmness and serenity of the mind so that the dharma can manifest itself. As Buddha said: “develop concentration, one with concentration sees things as they really are.” On Sunday, we will use this more concentrated mind to practice contemplation of mind, cittanuppassana. All defilements arise from the mind, so learning how to watch one’s own mind is the “key to happiness.” You are encouraged to attend this retreat as Sayalay Susila will show us the profound way to train ourselves to be mindful of our own mind, gradually liberating it from all defilements — in other words — freedom of the mind.
Watching the Breath, Watching the Mind, with the Mind

2012-09-29 Watching the Breath, Watching the Mind, with the Mind (part 1 of 2) 1:40:22
  Ven. Sayalay Susila
The object of this two-day retreat is to first calm your mind and then to understand your various states of mind. On Saturday, we will practice concentration using anapanasati, mindfulness of breath, in order to develop calmness and serenity of the mind so that the dharma can manifest itself. As Buddha said: “develop concentration, one with concentration sees things as they really are.” On Sunday, we will use this more concentrated mind to practice contemplation of mind, cittanuppassana. All defilements arise from the mind, so learning how to watch one’s own mind is the “key to happiness.” You are encouraged to attend this retreat as Sayalay Susila will show us the profound way to train ourselves to be mindful of our own mind, gradually liberating it from all defilements — in other words — freedom of the mind.
Watching the Breath, Watching the Mind, with the Mind

2012-09-09 S.O.S. - Sitting on Sundays: Sept 9, 2012 1:24:04
  Gina Sharpe
NYI Regular Talks

2012-09-03 The Buddha and Bill W: Step 9 28:16
  Sandra Weinberg
Contemplating Step 9
Buddha & Bill W. Sangha

2012-08-11 Awareness of Thinking (part 2 of 2) 57:51
  Jason Siff
Most meditation techniques focus on the breath, bodily sensations, or the sense doors, and treat thinking as a distraction. In this meditation workshop, Jason Siff will teach a method of becoming more aware of one’s thoughts and emotions in meditation. The approach he developed is called, “Recollective Awareness Meditation,” and you can find out more about it at this website: www.skillfulmeditation.org
Awareness of Thinking

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