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Dharma Talks given at New York Insight Meditation Center
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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.
New York Insight 2010 Talks

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.
New York Insight 2010 Talks

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).
New York Insight 2010 Talks

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.
New York Insight 2010 Talks

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.
New York Insight 2010 Talks

2008-06-07 Impermanence And Stillness 43:12
  Jose Reissig
In the midst of impermanence we find stillness not by avoidance or denial, but by going into the eye of the storm while clinging to nothing.
One Day Retreat with Jose Reissig

2008-06-06 The Three Characteristics Of Existence 41:40
  Jose Reissig
These characteristics -- impermanence, non-self, and the ensuing dissatisfaction -- provide us with the opportunity to learn the art of losing. By learning it, we come to the end of suffering.
One Day Retreat with Jose Reissig

2007-09-08 Practicing For Life And Death 44:57
  Jose Reissig
By seeing ourselves as separate, we turn death into an abomination. Practice allows us to turn this around.

2007-06-17 Caring For Energy 35:47
  Ajahn Sucitto
Sankhara

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