Monthly Archives: April 2012

4/29/2012 – Equanimity

Jackie brought our focus to the fourth Brahma Vihara, Equanimity, centering on a talk titled “Equanimity – Meeting in the Middle, by Joseph Goldstein, from April 2012, at the Forest Refuge. http://dharmaseed.org/talks/audio_player/96/15863.html As with all the Brahma Viharas, the meditative … Continue reading

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04/22/12 – Further Concentration

To explore further dimensions of concentration, Michael used a part of a talk by Joseph Goldstein as well as extracts from Henapola Gunaratana’s book on the jhanas, “Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English.”  Joseph’s talk is one of a series of … Continue reading

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04/15/12 – Concentration

Joey brought ou focus to concentration this week with and excerpt from a talk by Guy Armstrong, who has a number of talks on concentration available at <dharmaseed.org>. Awakening concentration – Guy Armstrong http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/79/talk/2434/

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04/08/12 – Big Mind

Nancy focused our practice with a guided meditation on “Big Mind”.  Joseph Goldstein once described this as a meditation with a Tibetan Buddhist style, a Zen name, developed and most often taught by Vipassana teachers.    There are many versions … Continue reading

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04/01/12 – Daily Practice of the Path

Michael hosted a discussion on opportunities and frameworks for enhancing our daily practice of the Eightfold Path, centering on an excerpt from a dharma talk titled “Crossing the Flood” by Andrea Fella.  We listened from minute  1:16 through minute 20:14. … Continue reading

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