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“Me Too” In Popular Mindfulness Communities

Dear friends, With recent accusations of impropriety made against Chade Meng-Tan (founder of Search Inside Yourself – the mindfulness program born at Google), Sakyong Mipham (leader

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Foundations of Mindfulness Practice

Foundations of Mindfulness Practice, by Joseph Goldstein: I first became interested in the Buddha’s teachings when I was in the ___ in Thailand. It was back quite a few years. It was in the mid-60’s.

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Supports for Practice

James Baraz shares a story about the Buddha and the 5 supports for practice he gave to a monk whose mind is not completely settled to deepen the practice.Supports for Practice, by James Baraz About James

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Starting Where You Are [Audio]

Starting Where You Are, by Phillip Moffitt   About Phillip Moffitt: Phillip Moffitt is co-guiding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the founder of the Life Balance Institute. He teaches

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Instructions et méditation guidée [Audio]

Instructions et méditation guidée, by Pascal Auclair About Pascal Auclair: Pascal Auclair has been immersed in Buddhist practice and study since 1997, sitting retreats in Asia and America with revered

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The Path of Tenderness [Audio]

The Path of Tenderness, by Mark Coleman   About Mark Coleman: Mark Coleman has been engaged in meditation practice since 1981, primarily within the Insight meditation tradition. He has been teaching

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The Way to the End of the World [Audio]

The Way to the End of the World, by Howard Cohn  

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Seeing Through Eyes of Love [Audio]

Seeing Through Eyes of Love, by Vinny Ferraro  

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Waking Up in Every World [Audio]

Waking Up in Every World, by Anushka Fernandopulle  

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Intoxicated with Reality [Audio]

Intoxicated with Reality, by Eugene Cash  

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Instructions: Gathering the Scattered Mind [Audio]

Instructions: Gathering the Scattered Mind, by Pascal Auclair About Pascal Auclair: Pascal Auclair has been immersed in Buddhist practice and study since 1997, sitting retreats in Asia and America with

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Three Attitudes that Nourish a Liberating Practice

Three Attitudes that Nourish a Liberating Practice, by Tara Brach About Tara Brach: A pervasive but often invisible source of suffering in our culture is self-aversion. We are a busy culture, and we move

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How To Let Go

How To Let Go, by Pascal Auclair About Pascal Auclair: Pascal Auclair has been immersed in Buddhist practice and study since 1997, sitting retreats in Asia and America with revered monastics and

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Taming Your Inner Critic

In this audio, James Baraz talks about taming your inner critic. Listen to him as he presents ways you can make friends with your judging mind.Making Friends with the Judging Mind, by James Baraz About

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The Power of Lovingkindness [Audio]

The Power of Lovingkindness, by Guy Armstrong   About Guy Armstrong: Guy Armstrong has been practicing Insight Meditation for over 30 years. His training included a year as a Buddhist monk in

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Essence of Letting Go [Audio]

Essence of Letting Go, by Mark Coleman   About Mark Coleman: Mark Coleman has been engaged in meditation practice since 1981, primarily within the Insight meditation tradition. He has been teaching

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Impartial Kindness [Audio]

Impartial Kindness, by Sylvia Boorstein   About Sylvia Boorstein: My greatest joy is giving the gift of love and hope through the dharma, knowing it is possible for humans to transform their hearts.

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Working With Thoughts [Audio]

Joseph Goldstein talks about working with thoughts as an object of mindfulness. How we relate the thoughts mindfully in our meditation practice. Working With Thoughts, by Joseph Goldstein: This morning,

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From Grumpiness to Gratitude [Audio]

From Grumpiness to Gratitude, by Mary Grace Orr:  

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Dharma and Making Decisions [Audio]

Dharma and Making Decisions, by Oren J. Sofer:  

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Bringing Your Practice into the World [Audio]

Bringing Your Practice into the World, by James Baraz:   About James Baraz: I try to convey that the wisdom and compassion we are looking for is already inside of us. I see the practice as learning

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Releasing Limiting Beliefs [Audio]

Releasing Limiting Beliefs, by Tara Brach: About Tara Brach: A pervasive but often invisible source of suffering in our culture is self-aversion. We are a busy culture, and we move through our life feeling

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Transforming the Judgmental Mind [Audio]

Transforming the Judgmental Mind: An Overview, by Donald Rothberg: About Donald Rothberg: Donald Rothberg, Ph.D., has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976 and has also received training in Tibetan

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Starting A Long Retreat [Audio]

Starting A Long Retreat, by Guy Armstrong:   About Guy Armstrong: What has always engaged me is working with practitioners who are deepening their commitment to the Dharma and then seeing them take

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Path Of Upward Mobility [Audio]

Path Of Upward Mobility, by Anushka Fernandopulle:  

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Unconditionally Friendly Toward Life [Audio]

Unconditionally Friendly Toward Life, by Tara Brach: About Tara Brach: Tara Brach is a leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She has practiced and

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Melting Into Love [Audio]

Melting Into Love, by Anam Thubten:   About Anam Thubten: As a young child growing up in Tibet, Anam Thubten was intent on entering the monastery, where for much of his childhood and young adult

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You Are Worthy: Freedom [Audio]

You Are Worthy: Freedom, by Bob Stahl: About Bob Stahl: Bob Stahl, Ph.D., has founded seven Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently

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Wise Livelihood [Audio]

Wise Livelihood, by Joseph Goldstein: About Joseph Goldstein: I have two main aims in teaching. The first is to spread the dharma as widely as possible, offering it to as many different people as I can.

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The Simplicity of Karma [Audio]

The Simplicity of Karma, by Tony Bernhard:  

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Seeing Things As They Are [Audio]

Seeing Things As They Are, by Gil Fronsdal: About Gil Fronsdal: Gil Fronsdal is the co-teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California and the Insight Retreat Center in Santa Cruz,

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We are the Earth [Audio]

We are the Earth, by Margarita Loinaz:  

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Working with Difficult Emotions

Working with Difficult Emotions, by Caroline Jones:  

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Concentration And Mindfulness [Audio]

Concentration And Mindfulness, by Marcia Rose:   About Marcia Rose: I find teaching to be a very deep and powerful “no self” practice. When I connect with others during Dharma talks–in

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An Evening with Ajahn Brahm [Audio]

An Evening with Ajahn Brahm, Achaan Brahmavamso:

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Right Livelihood And Vocation [Audio]

Right Livelihood And Vocation, by Donald Rothberg:   About Donald Rothberg: Donald Rothberg, PhD, has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen and

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The Nature of Aversion [Audio]

The Nature of Aversion, by Kate Munding:   About Kate Munding: Kate Munding is co-guiding teacher of IMCB. She has been practicing since 2002 and has done numerous 1-2 month intensive practice periods.

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The Trouble with my Car [Audio]

The Trouble With My Car, by Norman Fischer:  

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Quarrels and Disputes [Audio]

Quarrels and Disputes, by Tony Bernhard:  

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The Miracle of Concentration and Energy [Audio]

The Miracle of Concentration and Energy, by Gil Fronsdal: About Gil Fronsdal: Gil Fronsdal is the co-teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California and the Insight Retreat Center

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Tracing Back The Radiance [Audio]

Tracing Back The Radiance, by Ajahn Amaro: (chant) For those of you who might be wondering, that wasn’t just a random creation of ___. Just looking to brighten up the evening, but this is a traditional

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Connection to Life [Audio]

Connection to Life, by Guy Armstrong: The topic for the evening talk is “The Connection to Life.” We talked about a number of times about how we construct the sense of self through the process of

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Reflections On Race And Diversity [Audio]

Reflections On Race And Diversity, by Joseph Goldstein: First, to say that the ___ just the first part, round, kind of sharing some thoughts about this. Then, the open discussion, we won’t be ___. Now,

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Turning Towards Suffering with Heartfulness [Audio]

Turning Towards Suffering with Heartfulness, by Mark Coleman: So, this evening, in a similar way that Mary talked beautifully yesterday about the first foundation of mindfulness being very sensual, fundamental,

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The Neuroscience of Love [Audio]

The Neuroscience of Love, by Rick Hanson: Okay, so, what I want to do is kind of set up the next practice. We can talk a little bit about what’s happening in your brain while you’re doing that, especially

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Unentangled Knowing [Audio]

Unentangled Knowing by Guy Armstrong We’ve talked quite a bit so far about the retreat about how the sense of self gets constructed and the ways that that binds us, and limits us, and ties us into

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How To Be Self-Compassionate

Published on Oct 16, 2014 The world’s leading researcher of self-compassion and founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program considers–and rebuts–some of the main objections

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Body: A Matter of Life [Audio]

Body: A Matter of Life by Shaila Catherine: Mindfulness of the body is one of the most fundamental approaches to meditation. And I think just about any mindfulness course you take is going to emphasize

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All About Love [Audio]

All About Love by Spring Washam: ..and especially meta practice. In this idea of friendliness, they’re always cultivating. You know, sometimes because people can get very intellectual with Buddhism.

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Wise Speech [Audio]

Wise Speech by Shahara Godfrey: So, I am trying to keep this simple so it sounds ambitious, but it’s pretty simple. I am going to talk tonight as to why speech, and I want to use why speech as a frame

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Three Instructions for Life [Audio]

Three Instructions for Life by Anushka Fernandopulle: So, I know you’re aware that this is the last evening of our retreat. And it can seem surprising. We can remember the first night here when we

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How to Cultivate Equanimity [Audio]

How to Cultivate Equanimity is an essential aspect of the spiritual path. Listen to this audio below. How to Cultivate Equanimity by Donald Rothberg: I want to speak on and explore the theme of equanimity

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Freedom from Fear-Based Beliefs [Audio]

Freedom from Fear-Based Beliefs is an essential aspect of the spiritual path. Mindfulness meditation tips can increase ones ability to feel and respond. Freedom from Fear-Based Beliefs by Tara Brach: Greetings

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How To Feel More Self-Compassion [Audio]

A talk on self-compassion by Rick Hanson: So, as the Buddha writes here or says here, if we really, you know, the brain is continually changing its structure and function based on our experiences, for

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Cultivating The Heart of Inclusivity [Audio]

Cultivating The Heart of Inclusivity by Sylvia Boorstein: So, here’s a story. Sometime in the last decade, at the time of ___, I came home and there was a message in my home answering machine from

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The Potential for Freedom [Audio]

The Potential for Freedom by Noah Levine: So, here we are at the end of the first day. First full day of silent, sometimes we call it intensive silent meditation practice. Having had the opportunity and

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Mindfulness in Close Relationships [Audio]

Mindfulness in Close Relationships by Matthew Brensilver: It’s sweet, that, sometimes, when you teach at a place for the first time, there’s like a little – out process that happens, but I’m not

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How To Cultivate Awareness and Love [Audio]

How To Cultivate Awareness and Love by Mark Coleman: This evening is so- it feels so almost melancholic in the stillness and the poignancy. And the students ___ are doing mindfulness teacher training

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How To Be An Earthling [Audio]

How To Be An Earthling by Wes Nisker: This is Earth care week. Group of Buddhists decided to take their bodies out the ___. To get out of the cushion, and become involved in what we are facing, which

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Moving Beyond a Sense of Lack [Audio]

Moving Beyond a Sense of Lack is an essential aspect of the spiritual path. Mindfulness exercises can increase ones ability to respond to sense of lack. Moving Beyond A Sense of Lack by Brian Lesage: After

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Building Mindfulness [Audio]

Building Mindfulness, by Achaan Sucitto: We cultivate ___ mindfulness. We need to remember mindfulness never stands alone. It has support as mindfulness is just the ability to bear something in mind.

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Unleashing Your Inner Golden Retriever [Audio]

Unleashing your inner golden retriever by Jonathan Foust: Last week, I went to buy some dog food and I went into the town and a sort of a high end place, sort of a day spa for dogs where I went to buy

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Understanding Judgment and Discernment [Audio]

Understanding judgment and discernment by Chas DiCapua: The theme I want to talk about tonight is I believe a really important one and certainly has been in my practice, and that is kind of learning

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When Love Meets Fear [Audio]

When Love Meets Fear is an essential aspect of the spiritual path. Mindfulness books can increase one' ability to feel and skillfully respond to suffering.When love meets fear, by David Richo:Welcome

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Sex, Survival and Social Drives [Audio]

A talk on sex, survival and social drives by Martin Aylward: I’m giving you a very consistent attention, or we’re endeavoring to give a consistent attention to this elusive experience of being here

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How To Be Happy [Audio]

James Baraz talks about How to be happy. The practice as a path to happiness.That Buddha thought about suffering we tend to lose sight of happiness. A talk on happiness, by James Baraz: Tonight, I want

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Mindfulness of Speech [Audio]

Mindfulness of Speech is an essential aspect of the spiritual path. Mindfulness techniques can increase ones ability to feel and respond to suffering. A talk on mindfulness of speech by Donald Rothberg:This

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Mindfulness of the Breath [Audio]

A talk on mindful breathing by Tara Brach: Letting this be a conscious pause, bring your presence and attention to right here. I invite you to bring a listening attention to the heart. Sometimes, we

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How To Increase Awareness [Audio]

A talk on increasing awareness by Dan Siegel: First, he’s become a really good friend, kind of kindred spirits for the last number of years. We’ve been teaching together and collaborating. And when

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How To Be Mindful at Work [Audio]

A talk on mindfulness at work by Sharon Salzberg: So, my book, Real Happiness At Work, came out on January 1st and I’m sure it was here a couple of years ago. My book, Real Happiness, came out, and

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Jack Kornfield: 12 Principles of Forgiveness

The acclaimed author and teacher explains the principles that are integral to the process of forgiving, according to Buddhist philosophy. One: Understand what forgiveness is and what it

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Buddhism & The 12 Steps [Audio]

Buddhism & 12 Steps Weekly class series, by Kevin Griffin: Just to let you guys know, I’ll ___ this later, but I’m starting a new group in Berkley for the people that used ___. That 4th Tuesday

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