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Recent Dharma talks given at Seattle Insight Meditation Society by senior teachers. Find more at https://seattleinsight.org.

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Recent Dharma talks given at Seattle Insight Meditation Society by senior teachers. Find more at https://seattleinsight.org.

    Nama Rupa, Talk 1 (Tim Geil)

    Nama Rupa, Talk 1 (Tim Geil)

    Practice and Reflection

    We can think of Nama Rupa (name and form) as the label we place on something and the impulse to act relative to that label. This often becomes a fast trip into reactivity and wanting. Practice pausing when you find yourself in a state of reactivity. What label are you assigning to the target of reactivity? Notice the impulse of movement or action embedded in that label. Can you imagine a different conditioning around that object? How would this shift your reactivity? This talk is also presented in video here: https://seattleinsight.org/Talks/Talk/TalkID/1161

    Consciousness, Talk 3: Beyond Selfing (Tim Geil)

    Consciousness, Talk 3: Beyond Selfing (Tim Geil)

    Practice and Reflection
    Notice how consciousness usually has a narrow quality when it feeds into a sense of struggle, resistance, or wanting. Practice allowing consciousness to be wider and more expansive. Not holding any one thing too strongly allows it to become less bounded and restricted. What happens to the sense of self when consciousness widens and broadens?
     

    Consciousness, Talk 2 recap & discussion (Tim Geil)

    Consciousness, Talk 2 recap & discussion (Tim Geil)

    This talk is also presented in video here: https://seattleinsight.org/Talks/Talk/TalkID/1159

    Consciousness, Talk 2 (Tim Geil)

    Consciousness, Talk 2 (Tim Geil)

    Practice and Reflection

    This week, notice how consciousness has a fluid quality. Depending on what is predominant, we shift back and forth from eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, and mental consciousness. Can you intentionally shift which of these six consciousnesses is highlighted? Practice this when caught in mental consciousness, particularly if flavored by worry. What happens when you shift your attention to one of the other five types of consciousness? This talk is also presented in video here: https://seattleinsight.org/Talks/Talk/TalkID/1157

    Consciousness, Talk 1 (Tim Geil)

    Consciousness, Talk 1 (Tim Geil)

    Practice and Reflection: Consciousness, Dependent Origination

    Bring attention to when you are reactive or emotional. Reflect [on how] contact triggered that reactivity. See if you can recall a particular thought, sound, sight, sensation, smell, or taste. Without that contact, would the reactivity have arisen? Now more subtly, try to recall the consciousness or awareness that was receptive to that contact. For example, if the trigger was a word, hearing consciousness was engaged. See if you can sense the flavoring of that consciousness that inclined you toward reactivity. This talk is also presented in video here: https://seattleinsight.org/Talks/Talk/TalkID/1155

    Sankharas, Talk 3 (Tuere Sala)

    Sankharas, Talk 3 (Tuere Sala)

    This talk is also presented in video here: https://seattleinsight.org/Talks/Talk/TalkID/1154

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Omika Jikaria ,

Thankful!

Thankful to have access to these even though I currently live outside of the US. Lots of wisdom and thoughtfulness. Please keep sharing so the rest of the world can continue to benefit. Sending metta to Seattle.

Joe Adams Music ,

So helpful.

This has been a boon to me as a new father. I am unable to leave the house to go to the wonderful dharma talks around MN so hearing these from WA is the next best thing! Very good people out West and maybe someday I'll be able to see the center.

Working on being a Buddha and this podcast helps.

RenCuddles ,

Absolutely the BEST talk I've heard on Buddhism.

Rodney Smith's talk--particularly the "Fourth foundation" is amazing and beautiful and eye opening. He breaks it all down without pretense & ends it so very beautifully that one feels there is nothing more important that following the spiritual path he sets before you.

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