The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Dharma Talks given at Common Ground Meditation Center
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)

2017-01-08 Appreciative Joy (Mudita) - Week 1 - Talk 53:42
  Mark Nunberg
Weekly Dharma Series

2017-01-04 New Year's Resolutions: Progress not Perfection 1:23:14
  Shelly Graf
Weekly Dharma Series

2016-12-30 End of Retreat Questions and Answers 58:40
  Mark Nunberg
Transforming the Mind and Healing the Heart: 24th Annual Non-Residential Year-End

2016-12-29 The Path of Peace 55:09
  Mark Nunberg
Transforming the Mind and Healing the Heart: 24th Annual Non-Residential Year-End

2016-12-27 Peace Through Not Clinging to Views 52:09
  Mark Nunberg
Transforming the Mind and Healing the Heart: 24th Annual Non-Residential Year-End
Attached Files:
  • Natural Buddhism by Gil Fronsdal (Link)

2016-12-21 The Secret is there is no Secret 58:13
  Gabe Keller-Flores
Weekly Dharma Series

2016-12-18 What do we Trust as Refuge 56:38
  Mark Nunberg
Weekly Dharma Series

2016-12-11 The Four Elements: Body Awareness as a Support for Tranquility and Insight 55:42
  Mark Nunberg
Weekly Dharma Series

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