Audio Dharma Talks

 Dharma Talks by RebeccaEach of the following talks can be downloaded  or streamed.  
The talks are usually about 30 minutes long and 60MB.  They are collected into the following topics
    *Practice, *Daily Life Practice, *Love, *Joy, *The Mind, *The Self, *Desire & *Clinging. 
     Shorter 15 minute and longer 45 minute talks given at IMC in Redwood City are listed at the bottom.

Most Recent Talks: 

Wise Listening, and then…  — April 23, 2017
   How we listen leads to how we speak
Practicing with a Smile — April 9, 2017

  Lighthearted meditation and daily life

Practice

Wise Listening, and then…  
  How we listen leads to how we speak — April 23, 2017
Practicing with a Smile

  Lighthearted meditation and daily life — April 9, 2017
Maintaining the Refuges 
  Keeping the 3 Refuges ready to support you
— March 5, 2017
Being OK  
  We are and can remain OK no matter what happens — November 6, 2016
Holding It All Close, and Lightly (2016 Election) 
   How equanimity lets us engage  with courage & wisdom — October 16, 2016
Property and the Precepts  
    Theft by people, or society, threatens others’ basic needs — October 9, 2016 
The Suffering of Unwise Speech 
    Changing speech by watching how it makes us feel — August 28, 2016
The Suffering of Ill Will
    Seeing how we suffer and turning toward lovingkindness — September 4, 2016
Moments of Awakening 
     Celebrating & using moments of clarity — January 24, 2016
Back to the Breath
      The basics take us all the way — September 20, 2015
Lay Practice
     The practice of living in this chaotic world — July 26, 2015
What’s Wanting in our Lives?
     How to free the mind from dissatisfaction — May 24, 2015
Problems with Preferences

     They grow into clinging if we don’t watch them March 15, 2015
Accepting Uncertainty

     Living with “Don’t Know” — October 12, 2014
Concentration 
      What it is & how to do it — March 16, 2014
Insight Meditation: What, Why & How   
      The basics — March 17, 2013
Pitfalls on the Path
      What to expect, to keep going — February 26, 2013
Service as Practice
      Helping mindfully, to free ourselves — March 23, 2014
Using the Dharma
      Referring to the teachings as we practice — July 22, 2012
A Sense of Purpose
      Goals & purpose in practice — August 11, 2013
Exploring Inner Space
      Using the 7 Factors of Awakening — June 8, 2014
Determination in Practice
      Gently, with resolution — December 16, 2012

Daily Life Practice

Gratitude (post-election) 
  Cultivating equanimity in troubling times — November 13, 2016
Six Realms of Existence

    A way to understand & cope with a crazy world — July 17, 2016
Moments of Awakening 
     Celebrating & using moments of clarity — January 24, 2016
What the Precepts Promise— January 31, 2016
     Guidance to freedom and peace
Everyday Mindfulness 
     How to be mindful always
— October 25, 2015
The Eightfold Path through Life
     It can lead us through everything — April 19, 2015
Adventures With Wise Speech

     Accepting the Challenge — January 25, 2015

Just This, Now 
     Exercises for living mindfully — January 18, 2015
Freedom Through the Precepts 
    
Exploring ethics to find peace — November 9, 2014

Trusting Your Higher Wisdom

     Wisdom at work in practice & life — August 4, 2013
Free in the Moment
      Liberation happens “now” — August 19, 2012
Living the Dharma
      Mindfulness in daily life — July 22, 2012
Always New/Kind Intention
      Starting over each moment, kindly — October 17, 2012

Love

Letting Metta In
  Receiving the benefit of others’ lovingkindness — January 29, 2017
Holding It All Close, and Lightly (2016 Election) October 16, 2016
   How equanimity lets us engage fully with courage and wisdom
Living through Loss

    Comfort & healing help from the dharma — July24, 2016
The Brahmavihara’s Interconnections

    How they support and merge with each other — May 29, 2016
What’s Love Got to Do With It? 
     The dharma’s help for laypeople who love — February 21, 2016
The Practice of Kindness  
     Why and how to cultivate this vital capacity — December 20, 2016
Metta for the Planet
     
Working with love to heal the earth — October 19, 2014
      With Walt Opie
Interbeing and Boundaries

      Respecting self, others & connectedness — January 12, 2014
Indispensable Love
      Love’s crucial role in dharma & practice — February 9, 2014
The Refuge of Sangha
      Building sangha to support us all — October 27, 2013

Joy

Joys of Generosity
     Benefits of dana practice — March 22, 2015
The Heart’s Power and Joy
      Opening to suffering with love — Dec. 7, 2014

Joy at the Edge of Life (Mudita)
      Sympathetic joy: a resource in all events — April 28, 2013
Beyond Joy
      Intuiting the experience of Liberation — November 8, 2012
The Joy of Just Being
      Escaping the prison of “me” — December 1, 2013
The Peace that Passes Understanding
      The nature of the mind at peace — December 15, 2013

The Mind

Staying in Touch with Our Hearts 
    Connecting with our deep feelings & values  — June 5, 2016
The Weather Inside
     How & what to look for in the mind
— December 13, 2015
 Reviewing Your Life
      Bringing peace to the contents of your mind  — Dec. 7, 2014

Meeting Good and Bad Fortune

      How our mindset makes our experience — August 31, 2014
Practicing with Humor
      Taking our minds’ habits lightly — August 3, 2014
Relative and Absolute Truth
      Convention and things as they truly are — July 20, 2014
Our Favorite Little Stories
      Feeding our delusions — June 9, 2013
Mood and Attitude
      In the background of the mind — October 23, 2012

The Self

Experiencing the 3 Characteristics — April 17, 2016
    Looking closely at how things truly are
The Experience of ‘Self’ — April 24, 2016
    Seeing beyond what we think we are
On the Way to Not Self — August 2, 2014
      Gradually moving toward realization
What Adversity Can Teach Us

      Taking the “my” out of troubles — May 4, 2014
What Money Can Teach Us
      Emptiness and real value — April 27, 2014
The Joy of Just Being
      Escaping the prison of “me” — December 1, 2013

Desire & Clinging

Property and the Precepts
    Theft by people, or society, threatens others’ basic needs — October 9, 2016 
The Fourth Heavenly Messenger

       Reminders that even in suffering, we can be free —
June 7, 2015
The Spectrum of Desire

      What grows into clinging & why — February 16, 2014
The Heart’s Deepest Desire
      Beyond cravings to what matters most — June 15, 2014
Clinging to Views
      Beyond the walls around our minds — August 22, 2013
Letting Go: Garage Sale of the Mind
      It’s a process of getting ready — December 30, 2012

Recorded at IMC in Redwood City, CA

Short Talks (15 minutes)

Practicing with Kindness — November 19, 2014
Using Pleasure in Practice — April 16, 2014
Wisdom — August 28, 2013
Three Characteristics of All Experience — December 5, 2012

45 Minute Talks
Dealing with Pleasure — December 29, 2014 at IMC
The Fifth Precept: Refrain from Intoxicants — February 2, 2007 at IMC
Eightfold Path: Mindfulness & Concentration — February 15, 2006 at IMC
Four Divine Abodes (Brahmaviharas) — July 14, 2005 at IMC

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