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Jason Murphy's Dharma Talks
Jason Murphy
Jason Murphy- Pedulla MA, has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 1994. He is a teacher and therapist who has been working with youth, families and adults for over 20 years. Jason has taught mindful awareness in a variety of settings throughout the United States and leads weekly groups in Santa Cruz and San Jose. Jason has studied and trained with several prominent teachers in the Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah. Some of them are Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Passano and Amaro Bhikkhu Other teachers and mentors have been, Gil Fronsdal, John Travis, Sylvia Boornstein and Jack Kornfield.
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2016-05-29 A Hero's Journey 1:16:36
Insight Santa Cruz Cultivating Wisdom and Compassion
2015-08-25 Refrain from Taking Intoxicants 23:19
This talk by Jason Murphy is the sixth in the speaker series Ethics, Action and the Five Precepts.The five training precepts are not commandments nor are they a list of “don’t dos.” Instead, they have an over-arching principle of ahimsa, or do no harm. In other words, following the precepts can be seen as a way to stop us from spilling our suffering onto the rest of the world. In addition, the aim of observing the precepts is to allow practitioners to be blameless and at ease, thereby preparing their minds for meditation. The fifth precept deals with not taking alcohol, drugs or other intoxicants that will lead to heedlessness. This precept is really about seeing clearly: we cannot see clearly and develop our wisdom when we intoxicate our mind.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Ethics, Action, and the Five Precepts
2015-07-09 Second Noble Truth Craving is Suffering 41:23
Second of a series examining the Four Noble Truths.
Insight Santa Cruz (Insight Retreat Center)
2015-07-06 Meditate and Destroy 21:35
Destroy, Greed , Hatred and Ignorance by cultivating there opposite. This is not a passive practice. It takes rebellious effort.
Insight Santa Cruz (Insight Retreat Center)
2015-05-22 Metta - The Heart of Insight 53:13
Insight Santa Cruz (Insight Retreat Center) Cultivating Wisdom & Compassion
2015-03-24 Contentment 39:06
This talk was given as part of the series "Eight Great Thoughts" (Anguttara Nikaya 8:30). Can we be at ease with whatever the situation is, whether it is pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral? In this day and age of discontentment, effort put into this practice gives us hope of realizing contentment. We can realize contentment one breath at a time. We have the power to shape our minds. We have the ability to feel and know suffering and be liberated from it. And it is up to us to do the practice, for one who is content is free from greed, anger and delusion.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Eight Great Thoughts
2014-10-26 Eightfold Path Wise View 44:09
Insight Santa Cruz
2014-10-19 Eightfold Path Karma Rebirth 37:33
Insight Santa Cruz
2014-10-05 The Fourth Noble Truth 38:27
Insight Santa Cruz
2014-09-28 The Third Noble Truth 34:49
Insight Santa Cruz

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