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Audio Dharma Talks
From 1998 until the end of 2013, Phillip Moffitt gave a dharma talk to the Marin Sangha nearly every Sunday evening. Many of those talks, as well as some that were recorded at Spirit Rock are available for downloading from the dharmawisdom.org audio library. New talks are posted frequently, so check back often to hear recent ones.
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Audio Dharma Talks
November 24, 2013
In the Satipatthana text, the Buddha describes four mental qualities that are necessary for practicing mindfulness: diligence, clear knowing, mindfulness, and freedom from desires and discontent. In the first of two dharma talks about these four mental qualities, Phillip explores diligence and clear knowing.
November 1, 2013
Ordinarily we react to the experience we're having, even when we're being mindful. A skillful means for balancing our reaction is to be as mindful of our attitude toward what we're experiencing as the experience itself.
September 8, 2013
Why is it so difficult for us to be accountable to ourselves for our own well-being?
August 11, 2013
This is the second part of a two-part dharma talk that Phillip Moffitt gave to the Marin Sangha on August 8, 2011. In this talk, Phillip talks about the difference between surrender and collapse.
August 4, 2013
This dharma talk is the first of a two-part series on what it means to surrender. Surrender is the willingness to be with the present moment just as it is without objecting to it or demanding that it be different. Surrender is a volitional act to choose to be present.
July 22, 2013
A mind that is filled with equanimity is non-reactive. When equanimity is strong, one is able to be with what is because the mind is so centered.
July 7, 2013
Almost all difficult life situations present us with some sort of message. But we often miss the message because we get caught up in blaming the messenger.
June 16, 2013
In this satsang style meeting of the Marin Sangha, Phillip invited sangha members to suggest different dharma topics.
June 13, 2013
Phillip delivered this guided meditation on knowing awareness at the Insight Meditation Society experienced student retreat on April 13, 2013.