Friday, June 24, 2016

From Security To Service by Christopher Titmuss

This talk is somewhat topical as it concerns the self's response to the other.

Christopher Titmuss, a senior Dharma teacher in the West, offers retreats, facilitates pilgrimages and leads Dharma events worldwide. His teachings focus on insight meditation (vipassana), the expansive heart and enquiry into emptiness and liberation.

Poet, photographer and social critic, he is the author of numerous books including Light on Enlightenment, The Mindfulness Manual and Poems from the Edge on Time.

A former Buddhist monk in Thailand and India, he is the founder of the online Mindfulness Training Course. He teaches in Australia, India, Israel, France and Germany every year. Christopher has been teaching annual retreats in India since 1975. He has lived in Totnes, Devon, England since 1982.



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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Kayanupassana, Discerning The Elements by Akincano Marc Weber

This is a detailed talk on how the traditional elements of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water are perceived by the meditating mind both within the body and of itself.



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Friday, June 03, 2016

Ungan Sweeps The Ground by Tenshin Roshi

Born in Manchester, England, Charles Tenshin Fletcher Roshi came to the United States in 1979 to study at the Zen Center of Los Angeles with founder Taizan Maezumi Roshi. In 1994, Tenshin Roshi received Dharma Transmission (authorization to teach) in the White Plum lineage from Maezumi Roshi, and Inka from Genpo Merzel Roshi in 2006 (Zen Master, final seal of approval). He acted as administrator for many years at ZCLA and is now the primary teacher and abbot at Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center. Tenshin Roshi is one of the few North American teachers officially certified as a Kokusaifukyoshi (Official Foreign Representative), a title appointed in 2009 by the Soto Zen Headquarters in Japan.



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Friday, May 13, 2016

Recollection Of Heavens by Shaila Catherine

This is the final talk in the "Recollections" series.



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Friday, May 06, 2016

Recollection Of The Sangha by Shaila Catherine

This is the fourth talk in the speaker series entitled "Recollective Meditations."



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Friday, April 29, 2016

Recollection Of Generosity by Dawn Neal

Dawn Neal began contemplative practice in 1997. She started practicing Insight Meditation and Sōto Zen after being exposed to biofeedback in 2004. She is currently earning an MA from the Institute of Buddhist Studies and Sati Institute, and receives mentoring from Anālayo Bhikkhu and Gil Fronsdal. Dawn temporarily ordained in Burma in 2009, and was authorized to teach loving-kindness by Sayadaw U Indaka. She teaches meditation, mindfulness, and loving-kindness in Buddhist, clinical, and educational settings. A volunteer in the Dharma community, Dawn has also served as a commissioned interfaith chaplain.

This is the third talk in the speaker series titled "Recollective Meditations."



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Friday, April 22, 2016

Recollection Of The Dhamma by Tony Bernhard

This is the second talk in the speaker series titled "Recollective Meditations." According to Tony Bernhard, the Noble Eightfold Path is the Dhamma to recollect because each of the path factor leads to the cessation of suffering, and thus, to the goal of liberation.




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Friday, April 08, 2016

Recollection Of The Buddha by Shaila Catherine

The Buddha taught a broad range of meditation practice -- far more extensive than simply observing sensations and breath. Practitioners can use six classic meditation subjects to nurture calmness, focus attention, inspire patience persistence, gain confidence in the efficacy of the path, and contemplate the nature of kamma, action, and mind. The six recollections are: Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha, Virtue, Generosity, and Heavens.


This is the first talk in the series, Recollection Of The Buddha and is by Shaila Catherine.




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Friday, March 25, 2016

The Ultimate Question by Ajahn Brahmali

Ajahn Brahmali was born in Norway in 1964, first became interested in Buddhism and meditation in his early 20s after a visit to Japan.

He ordained as a monk with Ajahn Brahm as his preceptor in 1996. He teaches Pali and the Vinaya ( monastic discipline) to the monks at Bodhinyana Monastery near Perth, in Western Australia.



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Friday, March 04, 2016

Three Talks on Sati by Akincano Marc Weber

Akincano Marc Weber was born in Berne (Switzerland) and is a Buddhist teacher and contemplative psychotherapist. He learned to sit still in the early eighties as a Zen practitioner and later became a monk in Ajahn Chah’s tradition where he studied and practiced for 20 years in the Forest monasteries of Thailand and Europe. He has studied Pali and scriptures, holds a degree in Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy and lives with his wife in Cologne, Germany from where he teaches Dhamma and meditation internationally.

Sati and its Images in the Suttas



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Sati and Some of its Functions



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Clear Comprehension (Sampajañña); the Contextualising of Sati



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