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Bonnie Duran's Dharma Talks
Bonnie Duran
Bonnie met the Dharma in 1982 at Kopan Monastery and in Bodh Gaya India. Since then she has practiced long and short retreats with Joseph Goldstein and other eastern and western monastics and lay teachers. She is a graduate of the IMS/SRMC teacher training programs and is also involved with Indigenous ceremonies and practices. She is currently a core teacher of the IMS teacher training program and the SRMC Dedicated Practitioners Program. Dr. Duran is a Professor of Social Work and Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle.
2014-11-22 Wise Clarity About The Causes Of Happiness 57:04
This talk reviews the core elements of mindfulness and how we use it to uncover our intentions
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2
2014-11-18 Guided Compassion Meditation 54:50
This talk takes the "self" or yogi as the recipient of compassion from a benefactor
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2
2014-07-01 Why We Meditate and How We Meditate 58:25
This talk focuses on the experiences of Dukkha for People of Color and how mindfulness is the medicine to overcome suffering.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Retreat for People of Color
2014-06-25 Big Mind Guided Meditation - 38:26
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center People of Color Retreat
2014-06-24 Forgiveness and Happiness - A Dharma Perspective 47:56
Using current Dharma and western psychology to explore practices to promote forgiveness and happiness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center People of Color Retreat
2014-06-21 Mindfulness: An Antidote To The Distortions Of The Mind 47:18
The distortions of mind and how mindfulness addresses these Vipallasas!
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center People of Color Retreat
2013-10-05 Retreat is Ceremony: Staying connected during intensive practice 56:20
This talk summarizes the learnings from sitting in on practice interviews, IMS staff, and advise and personal reflections about continuous mindfulness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-28 Cravings and its Manisfestations 48:36
This talk offers reflections on the nature of craving bot individually and socially.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-27 Guided Metta Practice - Self, Friend and Benefactor 47:07
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-21 Rubbing Up Against Dukkha 55:43
This talk is about the three types of dukkha and how we might realize them on the cushion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

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