Monthly Archives: December 2012

12/30/2012 – Renewal and the root of meditative practice

Margaret led our reflections, using part of a talk by Rodney Smith titled “Mirroring Meditation” <http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/148/talk/17881/&gt; along with a reading by Guy Armstrong of the Lump of Foam Sutta <http://suttareadings.net/audio/index-readers.html#garm&gt; Both stressed the possibilities of seeing, in meditation, the relative … Continue reading

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12/23/2013 – Motivation to Practice

Michael framed the question for the day’s discussion,and everyone present had something to contribute, as our reflections on our individual motivations for practice were shared and explored.  Among the questions that came up was the matter of how our overall … Continue reading

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12/16/2012 – Energy & different styles of effort

Payton led our reflections this morning, revisiting the topic of Energy as a Factor of Awakening.  In addition to leading us in two guided meditations employing different styles of energy, Payton framed the discussion with excerpts from a talk by … Continue reading

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12/09/2012 – Energy

Wendy led our reflections today, on the topic of Energy, the third of the seven Factors of Enlightenment.  Our session focused on the many perspectives raised in Joseph Goldstein’s recent talk: “Virya – Courageous Energy” http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/96/talk/17252/  

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12/02/2012 – Investigating Emotions

Doubt PDFJoey led our reflections on investigating emotions in a meditative context, as a factor of awakening.  During our time together, she drew on many sources, including playing a recording of the middle portion of a talk on Investigation by … Continue reading

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