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Dharma Talks given at Common Ground Meditation Center
2017-01-29 How the Dharma Helps Us Recognize and Relinquish the White Racial Frame - Week 2 55:51
  Patrice Koelsch
How the Dharma Helps Us Recognize and Relinquish the White Racial Frame

2017-01-23 Buddhist Studies Course - Seven Factors of Awakening - Week 3 - Investigation 1:24:55
  Mark Nunberg
2nd Factor of Awakening: Investigation
Buddhist Studies Course - Seven Factors of Awakening (2017)

2017-01-22 Intentional Action - Karma - Week 1 58:48
  Mark Nunberg
Weekly Dharma Series

2017-01-22 How the Dharma Helps Us Recognize and Relinquish the White Racial Frame - Week 1 58:12
  Patrice Koelsch
We'll explore how some core teachings on conditionality, perception, and intention can be tools to uncover and abandon the implicit biases of our racialized culture and racist history.
How the Dharma Helps Us Recognize and Relinquish the White Racial Frame

2017-01-16 Buddhist Studies Course - Seven Factors of Awakening - Week 2 - Mindfulness 62:13
  Mark Nunberg
1st Factor of Awakening: Mindfulness
Buddhist Studies Course - Seven Factors of Awakening (2017)
Attached Files:
  • The Basic Method of Meditation by Ajahn Brahmavamso (Link)
  • Contemplations on the Seven Factors of Awakening by Ajahn Thiradhammo (Link)

2017-01-15 Us vs. Them, Identities and Exclusions 68:40
  Santikaro
A deeply rooted habit in our ways of thinking is to create an Us-identity around perceived sameness and subsequently exclude others based on perceived difference or otherness. While these habits do not stand up well to Dhammic inquiry, we recycle them habitually, especially when stressed, frightened, and wounded. We invite you to a conversation that explores this pattern-habit in the specific identities and exclusions of which we ourselves are prone according to the circumstances of our lives. Please come prepared to prioritize lived examples over broad generalizations.
Weekly Dharma Series

2017-01-15 Appreciative Joy (Mudita) - Week 2 - Talk 56:29
  Mark Nunberg
Weekly Dharma Series

2017-01-14 Workshop: Practicing Through Life's Storms 4:18:11
  Santikaro
We will review and test drive practices that, when sufficiently cultivated, give us the strength, balance, compassion, and wisdom to weather the storms that life inevitably contains, including death. The format will be a series of guided practices with background explanations, debriefing, and questions. For preparation listen to "Weathering Life's Storms" talk recorded on 2017-01-13, Link: http://cgmc.dharmaseed.org/teacher/764/talk/38729/
Weekly Dharma Series

2017-01-13 Weathering Life's Storms 1:26:14
  Santikaro
The recent election and its aftermath have been deeply troubling for many us. We struggle to make sense of them, find our grounding, and respond skilfully. Similarly, serious illness, death of loved ones, financial stresses, family conflict, and climate disruption create storms externally and internally. Buddha-Dhamma and the fruits of its practice offer invaluable resources for weathering these storms as they blow through us. This talk will summarize practical strategies for living with the inevitable storms of life and death.
Weekly Dharma Series

2017-01-09 Buddhist Studies Course - Seven Factors of Awakening - Week 1 (2017) 1:28:08
  Mark Nunberg
This course examines the Buddha’s teachings on: mindfulness, investigation, energy, rapture, tranquility, stability of mind, and equanimity. It is the development and balancing of these seven wholesome factors that set in motion insight and the release from all grasping and stress. Here are three study resources to use as you wish, including the passage that I read from last night:
Buddhist Studies Course - Seven Factors of Awakening (2017)
Attached Files:
  • Passage on the Scope of the Practice from Wings to Awakening, p. 161 by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Link)
  • The Buddha's Teachings on Mindfulness by Gil Fronsdal (Link)
  • The Investigation of What Is Important: The Second Factor of Awakening by Santikaro Bhikkhu (Link)

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