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Gregory Kramer's Dharma Talks at Metta Programs
Gregory Kramer
Gregory has been teaching meditation since 1980. He developed the practice of Insight Dialogue, offering retreats worldwide and authoring books including Insight Dialogue: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom and Dharma Contemplation: Meditating Together with Wisdom Texts.
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2016-08-07 The Three Bases of Insight Dialogue 66:17
2016-07-03 Dependent Origination Understood in a Relational Context: Part I (of IV) 44:23
2016-03-12 Boundless compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity 61:42
Receiving with compassion what is difficult / receiving joy / experiencing mutual equanimity. Guided meditation on the boundless with Open for the first 14:15 minutes. " there is an aspect of Open that is establishing the field of awareness that is the atmosophere in which Metta arises." Four part contemplation, first two separate speaker, last one the entire group 1. "Observe the opening of awareness to every cell of the vody, naming what it is like. This awareness is inclusive and spacious." Contemplate something in your life that is difficult, feeling your heart vibrating with the pain". " Be present to the pain waith compassion for this being, the compassionate response". "Listener, how was it like to receive this?" 2. Now the gift of our practice is to touch joy, something positive, wholesome, uplifting. Let it infuse you, vibrate within you." Listener, touch the experience of hearing about joy. 3." Whatever experience that might be present of mutual or sympathetic equanimity,where the heart balances together." 4. "What is manifesting now? Resting perhaps in the shared human experience of the whole of it; the hurt, the joy the boundless."
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2016-03-12 Three kinds of Dukkha 21:44
Dyad with separate speakers for the first two contemplations 1. straight-forward suffering. The pain can be proliferated and held up and at this micro-level flips into Dukka-dukka 2.the dukka of impermanence, that comes with the instability of things and our responses " Give attention to the quality of receiving." " What is it like to be speaking of this pain of impermanence....; to be hearing it?" 3.the suffering associated waith constructions and the constructing mind "Those images that come and haunt the mind." "That ongoing tumult of the body-mind responding to its own fabrications." "Can we get off the bus?"
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2016-03-12 Attending to dukkHa with Relax, Receive 12:59
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2016-03-12 Exploring 'contact' with other human beings 20:36
This contemplation was for a group of four.
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2016-03-12 Pause to touch and be touched by the world 21:29
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2015-05-31 Practice Of Wise Conversation 12:07
Instruction for Mindful Conversation Exercise In Dining Hall; Wisdom / "Do I Believe My Thoughts And Actions Have Results?"
Metta Programs (Samish Island Campground) Insight Dialogue Retreat
2015-05-29 Rationality and Mystery and Relational Power 45:44
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2015-05-29 Introduction To Perceptions Of Race 27:59
Metta Programs (Samish Island Campground) Insight Dialogue Retreat

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