Category: Dharma Talks
Bare Attention – a practice to liberate our mind and deepen our connection with others
Dharma talk on “Bare Attention,” given by Bilha Birman Rivlin on January 22, 2023.
Not Self, No Self, Non Self: Interpretations of Anatta
Introduction The title of my talk this morning is “Not-self, No-self, Non-self: Interpretations of Anatta.” I hope this talk can serve both as a brief introduction to the topic of anatta and also as an invitation to join a discussion group on the subject that I plan to offer this …
Shaila Catherine: Beyond Distraction
Shaila Catherine, founder of Bodhi Courses and Insight Meditation South Bay, speaks about the topic of her new book, Beyond Distraction.
2021 International Western Dharma Teachers Gathering: Notes from Teachers at Still Mountain
Several teachers including Erica, Elizabeth, Karen, Mary, and Bilha share some of their notes from the Dharma Teachers Gathering in October.
- Visit the official International Western Dharma Teachers Gathering website.
- Read more from Erica about teachings at the Gathering.
- Erica’s Blog post about the Climate Crisis discussion at the Gathering.
Concentration and Insight: Aspects of Meditation
This talk referenced a 2008 book by Richard Shankman, The Experience of Samadhi: An In-Depth Exploration of Buddhist Meditation (available as a PDF download here as well as available for purchase from most bookstores), as well as an article by Gil Fronsdal, “Insight Meditation in the United States: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness“.
Mindfulness of Mind
Still Mountain Teacher Curt Fish describes the four foundations of mindfulness and how looking at mind states can provide insight into thoughts and behaviors.
The Right Intention – David Lawson Last Talk
This talk took place during a Community Discussion that was led by David on July 18, 2021
The Don’t Know Mind
This talk was given by Mary Grannan on December 26, 2021.