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Martine Batchelor's Dharma Talks at New York Insight Meditation Center
Martine Batchelor
2015-05-30 Creativity without Grasping AM 1:23:10
During this daylong we will examine the process of grasping and its amplifying/exaggerating effects and how meditation can help us to de-grasp and release our holding thus allowing for creative engagement and a creative response. We will have the opportunity to practice mindfulness meditation (sitting and walking) to develop our potential for letting go. We will also explore the different ways we can meditate.
2015-05-30 Creativity without Grasping PM 1:55:22
During this daylong we will examine the process of grasping and its amplifying/exaggerating effects and how meditation can help us to de-grasp and release our holding thus allowing for creative engagement and a creative response. We will have the opportunity to practice mindfulness meditation (sitting and walking) to develop our potential for letting go. We will also explore the different ways we can meditate.
2015-05-29 Mindfulness of Feeling Tone 1:21:39
During this talk I would like to explore mindfulness of the feeling tones (vedena), which is the second foundation of the practice of mindulness. First I will try to present the different aspects of mindfulness. Secondly I will try to define feeling tones and thirdly how to be mindful of them. The Pali term vedana refers to the affective tone of experience. When we come into contact through one of our six senses with the environment, we experience a pleasant, unpleasant or neither pleasant nor unpleasant feeling tone. It is important to see that feeling tones are constructed, they are not a given, they do not reside in the object we come in contact with. It is vital to be aware of feeling tones as they arise extremely fast and have a profound impact on our behavior.

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