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Dharma Talks given at New York Insight Meditation Center
2012-07-14 Equanimity in Our Daily Life: Awakening to Our True Nature #1 54:39
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
What does it means to be awake from moment to moment? Do you have difficulties in finding balance in your life? Are you centered and grounded in your daily life? We will explore the last two of the seven factors of awakening: Concentration and Equanimity. When mindfulness and concentration practice gains momentum, we will begin to find balance in our daily life. Equanimity will organically arise and serve as a supporting factor on the path to inner-peace, true happiness and final awakening. The day will include mindfulness of walking, sitting, standing, discussion group, guided meditation instructions, question and answer session, and Dhamma talks.
NYI Regular Talks

2012-07-14 Equanimity in Our Daily Life: Awaking to Our True Nature 1:45:03
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
What does it means to be awake from moment to moment? Do you have difficulties in finding balance in your life? Are you centered and grounded in your daily life? We will explore the last two of the seven factors of awakening: Concentration and Equanimity. When mindfulness and concentration practice gains momentum, we will begin to find balance in our daily life. Equanimity will organically arise and serve as a supporting factor on the path to inner-peace, true happiness and final awakening.
Equanimity in Our Daily Life: Awakening to Our True Nature

2012-07-13 Dharma Talk by Ven. Metteyya 1:37:22
  Ven. Metteyya Sakyaputta
NYI Regular Talks

2012-06-22 Enhance Your Meditation with Breath~Body~Mind 1:44:43
  Dr. Richard Brown
The Breath-Body-Mind workshop will combine movement and breathing meditations which make meditation practice deeper and less effortful. The core technique taught in this workshop will be Coherent Breathing, a modern form of anapanasati practiced by advanced Thai Buddhist monks. This practice was described in a Chinese text 3000 years ago and was studied in advanced Zen monks. It was also independently rediscovered by two modern research groups. The effects of Coherent Breathing are magnified by combining it with advanced breathing techniques from yoga, Qigong, and Russian Orthodox monks to bring the system into optimal balance and a higher energy state. Ancient yoga and Qigong texts advised the sequence of movement, breathing, and meditation. Qigong movements first open energy channels to remove blocks to energy flow and to strengthen the body. Movement is followed by Coherence Breathing in combination with other practices. The third component of this workshop will be Open Focus meditation. Developed by Les Fehmi, PhD, one of the fathers of biofeedback and a Zen teacher, Open Focus induces EEG patterns similar to those found in advanced, long-term meditators. Successive rounds of movement, breathing, and meditation can lead to deeper, richer meditative states as well as the relief of physical and psychic pain. This course will be similar to, but different from the course given in June 2011. It will be adjusted to the needs and background of the participants. References: 1. Breath!! You Are Alive: Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing. Thich Nhat Hanh. Prallax Press, 1988. 2. Coherent Breathing. The Definitive Method. Stephen Elliot. www.coherence.com. 3. Let Every Breath: Secrets of the Russian Breath Masters. www.russianmartialart.com

2012-06-04 Buddha and Bill W: Jun 4, 2012 30:18
  Sandra Weinberg
Buddha & Bill W. Sangha

2012-05-29 Tuesday Evening Dharma Talk, May 29, 2012 66:10
  George Pitagorsky
NYI Regular Talks

2012-05-26 The Practice of Recovery: A Buddhist Approach to Healing Addiction 2:46:58
  Kevin Griffin
In this daylong retreat we’ll explore the uses of Buddhist practices and teachings in recovery. Blending mindfulness and the12 Steps we will see how fundamental Buddhist teachings like the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, Lovingkindness, and others can be used as fundamental tools in a program of recovery. The day will include lecture, discussion, and interactive exercises, as well as an introduction to mindfulness meditation.

2012-05-22 Tuesday Evening Dharma Talk, May 22nd, 2012 1:20:58
  Gina Sharpe
NYI Regular Talks

2012-04-10 Tuesday Evening Dharma Talk, March 10, 2012 66:40
  George Pitagorsky
NYI Regular Talks

2012-03-27 Monthly Sitting & Inquiry: March 2012 56:22
  Gina Sharpe
These regularly scheduled evenings open up to practice questions allowing time to deepen in Sangha through mindful community discussion.
NYI Regular Talks

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