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Dharma Seed is dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. Since the early 1980's, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers offering the vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) practices of Theravada Buddhism. New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers.

Dharma Seed is dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. Since the early 1980's, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers offering the vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) practices of Theravada Buddhism. New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers.

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United States

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Dharma Seed is dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. Since the early 1980's, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers offering the vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) practices of Theravada Buddhism. New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers.

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Language:

English


Episodes

Donald Rothberg: Doing and Not-Doing in Meditation and Daily Life 4: Talk, Guided Meditation, and Discussion

4/14/2021
(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) We review briefly the basic perspectives that we've explore in preceding sessions: the importance of active "doing" in meditation and daily life, the importance as well as receptivity and "not-doing" in meditation and daily life, and ways in which to inquire into our more fixed identity as a "doer." We then look at two broad perspectives on a doing coming out of a deep not-doing: (1) in "flow" experiences and the experiences of "experts" in a given area, with...

Duration:01:13:44

Donald Rothberg: Doing and Not-Doing in Meditation and Daily Life: Guided Meditation 1

4/14/2021
(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) About a 30-minute guided meditation emphasizing the balance of more active "doing" and more receptive awareness (a kind of "not-doing") in meditation. We start with intentions and then settling of attention and awareness, followed by opening up to what is predominant, integrating both more active and more receptive dimensions of practice. This session is followed by a talk on the theme of doing and not-doing in meditation and daily life, and a second guided...

Duration:00:28:50

Ajahn Sucitto: The Inner Tyrant

4/10/2021
(Dharma Realm Buddhist University) We are engaging in a world that is innately unsatisfactory. Yet, within that it’s important to find an accurate sense of purpose, ethical orientation and belonging. These are areas where the self-critical ‘inner tyrant’ quality will inevitably be activated. The Tyrant’s ‘I’m not good enough’ message can be recognized as a program rather than a meaningful description of ‘who I am’. Through the practices of disengagement, embodiment and goodwill, the program...

Duration:00:31:37

Ajahn Sucitto: Being a Person

4/10/2021
(Cittaviveka) Although Dhamma practice is often geared to dissolving the sense of being a person, ‘the person’ is a required entity in the everyday world. The firm center and open awareness developed in Dhamma practice work together to support this person. They provide stability and allow duties, purpose and engagement to arise straight from the heart rather than from mental habits, or from the idea of a person. Then the beauties, steadiness and generosity of Dhamma practice and Dhamma...

Duration:00:27:12

Ajahn Sucitto: Guided Meditation – Disengaging from Sense Consciousness

4/10/2021
(Dharma Realm Buddhist University) In meditation we’re stepping back from sense consciousness, dipping beneath it to find something deeper, balanced and bearing value. This is where the wealth of our life lies, and it naturally comes forth when we disengage from sense data.

Duration:00:14:51

Ajahn Sucitto: Guided Meditation – Dissolving and Consolidating

4/10/2021
(Cittaviveka) Instructions begin with dissolving: guidance for disengaging from contact, soothing and steadying the mind. Instructions end with consolidating: determining what I want to move forward with in the future, and what’s been learned or left behind.

Duration:00:18:56

Jill Shepherd: 05 talk: Wise Intention p2 - metta, kindness

4/8/2021
(Auckland Insight Meditation) Exploring the second aspect of Wise Intention, metta or kindness, as a support for understanding anatta, not-self

Duration:00:22:24

Jill Shepherd: 04 meditation: simple mindfulness of the body and breathing, with an orientation to metta

4/8/2021
(Auckland Insight Meditation) Beginning with chanting the Karaniyametta Sutta in English as an invitation to orient towards kindness while settling into mindfulness of the body and mindfulness of breathing

Duration:00:30:29

Tara Brach: Radical Self-Honesty: The Joy of Getting Real

4/7/2021
(Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC) Our suffering arises from the unseen, unfelt, resisted parts of our psyche. This talk explores ways we can deepen self-honesty and reconnect to a wholeness of being that enables us to live with spontaneity, confidence, wisdom and love (a favorite from the archives).

Duration:00:48:32

Tara Brach: Meditation: Relaxing into Living Presence

4/7/2021
(Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC) This meditation guides us to awaken to sensation using the image of a smile and scanning through the body. We then open to sound and to the entire changing flow of experience. When we connect with the changing flow of sensations, feelings and sounds, we also discover the formless awareness that is our Source… and home. We end with a prayer that includes our own being and all beings.

Duration:00:23:39

Oren Jay Sofer: The Foundations of Contemplative Practice

4/7/2021
(Cambridge Insight Meditation Center)

Duration:00:22:01

Sylvia Boorstein: The Preciousness of Life and Connection

4/7/2021
(Spirit Rock Meditation Center)

Duration:01:49:24

Shaila Catherine: Refraining from Intoxication

4/6/2021
(Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley) This talk explores the fifth precept: the commitment to refrain from intoxicating the mind through the use of alcohol, drugs, or addictive desires. Originally this precept highlighted the dangers of home-brewed alcohol, but can be expanded to address the many ways we may seek to excite, dull, distort, or intoxicate our minds. By working with this precept, we not only strengthen our capacity for restraint, but importantly, we investigate how the...

Duration:00:22:53