Monthly Archives: September 2012

9/30/2012 – Aversion: The Second Hindrance

Margaret guided our reflections on the various aspects of the hindrance of Aversion, from mild to extreme.  The talk by Joseph Goldstein, from which she used some excerpts, can be found at http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/96/talk/296/  

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9/23/2012 – Greed: The first Hindrance

Anne began our series on the Five Hindrances, by focusing on Greed.  Among other resources, she drew on a talk by Joseph Goldstein, using selected excerpts (minutes 1-10, 14:30-27:10, and 34:30-44:29).  You may find the entire talk at http://dharmaseed.org/talks/audio_player/96/294.html If you are … Continue reading

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9/16/2012 – Sound of Silence

Today Michael introduced the technique of listening to the Sound of Silence, using a talk by Ajahn Sumedho.  The portion we listened to begins at minute 13.40 of this link. http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/10/talk/4264/ We also discussed and explored Ajahn Sumedho’s encouragement to … Continue reading

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9/9/2012 – Unexpected Change

Payton played a talk by Tara Brach, linked below. Tara Brach – Impermanence: the gifts of facing reality http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/175/talk/12558/

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9/2/2012 – Enlightenment, Advaita Style

Sam guided our reflections on Enlightenment this Sunday, framing them with a talk by James Baraz. The talk offers a presentation of non-Buddhist perspectives on enlightenment through stories and quotes of Advaita (non-dualistic) teachers such as Ramana Maharshi, Poonjaji, Eckhart Tolle, and Adyahshanti. . … Continue reading

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