Monthly Archives: November 2012

11/25/2012 – Generosity and Gratitude

Anne led our reflections on this seasonally appropriate topic, using a talk by Tara Brach. http://dharmaseed.org/talks/audio_player/175/11461.html Among the many sources alluded to in the talk was Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem “Wandering Around in an Albuquerque Airport Terminal” After learning my … Continue reading

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11/18/2012 – Investigation as Meditation

Michael guided our reflections today, first by setting Investigation (dhamma vicaya) in the context of the progressive chain of the 7 Factors of Awakening (mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, calm, concentration and equanimity) and then by distinguishing the different versions of … Continue reading

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11/11/2012 – Experiments in Mindfulness

Donia framed our second inquiry into Mindfulness, the first Factor of Awakening, with short excerpts from two talks, both by Donald Rothberg 2010-10-13 Mindfulness-What it is and What Makes it Difficult http://archive.dharmaseed.org/media/recordings/2010/10/20101013-Donald_Rothberg-SR-mindfulness_what_it_is_and_what_makes_it_difficult.mp3 2007-10-26 Supporting And Deepening Daily Life Practice http://archive.dharmaseed.org/media/recordings/2007/10/20071026-Donald_Rothberg-SR-supporting_and_deepening_daily_life_practice.mp3Continue reading

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11/04/2012 – The Science of Mindfulness

Rebecca began our explorations of the Seven Factors of Awakening with a look into the first factor – Mindfulness – from a neurological point of view. ┬áThe core reading for the morning was Daniel Siegel’s article from the Shambhala Sun, … Continue reading

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