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Dharma Talks Given at Katonah Yoga:  these talks are arranged by some of the dharma lists:  shorthand for remembering aspects of practice.    

 

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Recent Dharma Talks (Uncategorized and Unedited) In an effort to post talks more quickly--these talks are unedited--so there may be noise and shuffling at the beginning and end.         
Title Teacher Date            

3 Marks of Existence

Gina Sharpe 2016.05.12 added 6/3/16          

Brahma Viharas

Gina Sharpe 2016.05.05 added 6/3/16          

Contemplating Process

Gina Sharpe 2016.03.03 added 6/3/16          

Freedom

Gina Sharpe 2016.03.17 added 6/3/16          

How We Live

Gina Sharpe 2016.02.18 added 6/3/16          

Letting Go

Gina Sharpe 2016.03.31 added 6/3/16          

Refuge in Sangha

GinaSharpe 2016.04.07 added 6/3/16          

Balance

Katy Wiss 2016.04.28 added 6/3/16          

Equanimity

Katy Wiss 2016.05.19 added 6/3/16          
Mindfulness Katy Wiss 2016.03.10 added 6/3/16          
The Five Auspicious Perfections Katy Wiss 2016.04.21 added 6/3/16          
Pāramitās Richard Smith 2016.02.04 added 6/3/16          

Mind & Body

Richard Smith 2015.07.02 added 2/26/16          

Renewal

Tracy Cochran 2016.01.14 added 2/26/16          
Four Requisites Richard Smith 2016.01.07 added 2/26/16          

Wise Intention

Katy Wiss 2014.03.26 added 2/26/16          
Wise Concentration Katy Wiss 2015.05.14 added 2/26/16          
Uncertainty Katy Wiss 2015.09.24 added 2/26/16          

The Noble Eightfold Path

Katy Wiss 2014.03.12 added 2/26/16          
4 Noble Truths & Noble Eightfold Path Katy Wiss 2015.05.2 added 2/26/16          
Sense Doors Contact Feeling Tone Katy Wiss 2015.07.09 added 2/26/16          
Mettā Meditation (from Daylong) Katy Wiss 2015.09.26 added 2/26/16          
Elements Meditation (from Daylong) Katy Wiss 2015.09.26 added 2/26/16          
Post Paris pt1 Katy Wiss 2015.11.19 added 2/26/16          
Post Paris pt2 Katy Wiss 2015.11.19 added 2/26/16          
Mindfulness of Body Katy Wiss 2015.10.22 added 2/26/16          
Karma Katy Wiss 2014.11.06 added 2/26/16          
Energy Katy Wiss 2014.09.19 added 2/26/16          

Evaluating Your Practice

Katy Wiss 2015.10.29 added 2/26/16          
Dependent Origination Katy Wiss 2015.06.25 added 2/26/16          
Craving Katy Wiss 2015.07.16 added 2/26/16          
Clinging Katy Wiss 2015.07.23 added 2/26/16          
Untitled Katy Wiss 2015.09.03 added 2/26/16          

Three Refuges--Buddha

Gina Sharpe 2014.12.04 added 2/26/16          
Three Refuges--Dharma pt 1 Gina Sharpe 2014.12.11 added 2/26/16          
Three Refuges--Dharma Pt2 Gina Sharpe 2014.12.11 added 2/26/16          
Q&A Equanimity Stillness Gina Sharpe 2015.11.12 added 2/26/16          

Paradox

Gina Sharpe 2015.11.05 added 2/26/16          
Most Important Teaching Gina Sharpe 2015.12.03 added 2/26/16          
Mindfulness Gina Sharpe 2015.05.07 added 2/26/16          
Mettā Gina Sharpe 2015.12.17 added 2/26/16          

Meditation Embodied Practice

Gina Sharpe 2015.12.10 added 2/26/16          
Investigation Gina Sharpe 2014.09.11 added 2/26/16          
Emptiness Gina Sharpe 2014.11.13 added 2/26/16          
Dharma Talk Gina Sharpe 2014.10.26 added 2/26/16          

Concentration Partner Activity

Gina Sharpe 2014.10.09 added 2/26/16          
Concentration Pt2 Gina Sharpe 2014.10.16 added 2/26/16          
Causes of Suffering Gina Sharpe 2015.05.28 added 2/26/16          
Cessation of Suffering Gina Sharpe 2015.02.26 added 2/26/16          

Brahma Viharas

Gina Sharpe 2016.01.21 added 2/26/16          
Brahma Viharas Sunday Dharma Talk Gina Sharpe 2016.01.31 added 2/26/16          

 

 

 

 

 

Dharma Term

Teacher

Date

 

 

The Four Noble Truths

 

 

 

 

Overview

The Four Noble Truths

Gina Sharpe

6/23/2011

 

 

First Noble Truth

The Nature of Suffering  

Gina Sharpe

3/21/2005

 

 

Second Noble Truth

There is a cause  of suffering

The Mind That Clings to Desire

 

 

Katy Wiss

 

 

1/21/15

 

 

added 5/9/15

 

Suffering can end

 

 

 

 

There is a path leading to the end of suffering

 

 

 

 





 

The Noble Eightfold Path

Overview/Path or Suffering

Katy Wiss

7/12/2012

 

 

Wise Understanding

Gina Sharpe

 

 

 

Wise Intention

Gina Sharpe

7/26/2012

 

 

Wise Speech

Wise Speech

Gina Sharpe

Katy Wiss

9/6/12

4/2/45

 

added 5/9/15

 

Wise Action: Abstain from Killing

Wise Action:

Gina Sharpe

Katy Wiss

4/9/15

4/15/15

added 5/9/15

 

Wise Livelihood

Living Wisely

Katy Wiss

Katy Wiss

9/26/2012

4/24/15

 

added 5/9/15

 

Wise  Effort

Working With Habits

Gina Sharpe

Gina Sharpe

 

7/28/2011

 

 

Wise Mindfulness /True Mindfulness

Gina Sharpe

7/21/2009

 

 

Wise Concentration

Gina Sharpe

 

 

 





 

Three Characteristics of Existence

 

 

 

 

Impermanence

 

 

 

 

Unsatisfactoriness (Suffering)

 

 

 

 

Not-self - there is no permanent enduring self

 

 

 

 





 

Three Pillars of the Practice

 

 

 

 

Dāna/Giving

Katy Wiss

6/6/2013

 

 

Sīla/Harmonious Living

Katy Wiss

6/20/2013

 

 

Bhāvanā /Working with What is True

Gina Sharpe

6/27/2013

 

 





 

Three Poisons of the Mind

 

 

 

 

Kilesas: Mental states that cloud the mind

Katy Wiss

 

 

 

 Greed/Desire

Gina Sharpe

2/1/2009

 

 

 Hatred

 

 

Delusion

 

 

 

 





 

Three Refuges

 

 

 

 

Three JewelsGina Sharpe10/9/2015 added 10/22/15

Buddha

 

 

 

 

Dharma

 

 

 

 

Sangha

 

 

 

 





 

Four Brahma-viharas (Divine Abodes)

 

 

 

 

The Brahma Viharas

The Divine Abodes

Gina Sharpe

Gina Sharpe

1/9/2014

6/23/2011

added 3/27/2014

 

 

 

Mettā (Loving-Kindness) Practice

Gina Sharpe

10/14/2008

 

 

Compassion

Gina Sharpe

11/3/2011

 

 

Sympathetic joy

 

 

 

 

Equanimity

 

 

 

 





 

Four Foundations of Mindfulness

 

 

 

 

Overview/Mindfulness

Gina Sharpe

2/21/2005

 

 

1. Mindfulness of the body

 

 

 

 

Walking Meditation 

Mindfulness of the Body--32 Body Parts

Gina Sharpe

Katy Wiss

10/23/11

10/25/12

 

 

2. Mindfulness of feeling tone

 

 

 

 

3. Mindfulness of mind/consciousness/Third Foundation

Gina Sharpe

 

 

 

4. Mindfulness of mind objects-mental events

 

 

 

 

Hindrances

Katy Wiss

 

 

 

Aggregates

Gina Sharpe

 

 

 

Sense Spheres

Katy Wiss

 

 

 

Seven Factors

Gina Sharpe

 

 

 

Seven Factors--Mindfulness

Katy Wiss

12/22/12

 

 

Seven Factors--Investigation

Katy Wiss

1/24/13

 

 

Seven Factors--Energy

Gina Sharpe

 

 

 

Seven Factors-Tranquility

Gina Sharpe

2/21/13

 

 

Seven Factors-Concentration

Gina Sharpe

2/28/13

 

 

Seven Factors-Equanimity

Katy Wiss

3/14/13

 

 

Four Noble Truths

Katy Wiss

3/21/13

 

 

Realization of Nibbāna

Katy Wiss

3/28/13

 

 





 

Five Hindrances

 

 

 

 

Sensual Desire

 

 

 

 

Aversion or Ill-will/Practicing With Aversion

On Not Being Good Enough

Katy Wiss

Gina Sharpe

8/4/2011

4/29/2001

Sloth  & torpor

 

 

 

 

Restlessness

 

 

 

 

Doubt

Gina Sharpe

2/24/2011

 





 

Five Aggregates

 

 

 

Overview/Aggregates

The Five Aggregates

Katy Wiss

Gina Sharpe

9/26/2012

1/3/2005

 

 

Form & body

 

 

 

 

Feeling tone

 

 

 

 

Perception

 

 

 

 

Mental Formations

 

 

 

 

Consciousness

 

 

 

 





 

Five Spiritual Faculties

Katy Wiss

6/14/2012

 

 





 

Seven Factors of Enlightenment

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness /Overview & Mindfulness

Gina Sharpe

3/1/2012

 

 

Mindfulness:  Part II

Gina Sharpe

 

 

 

Investigation

Gina Sharpe

3/15/2012

 

 

Effort

Gina Sharpe

3/22/2012

 

Seven Factors of Awakening: Effort

Gina Sharpe

1/24/2005

 

Joyful Interest

Katy Wiss

3/29/2012

 

 

Tranquility:  The Fine Art of Doing Nothing

Gina Sharpe

4/5/2012

 

 

Concentration

Gina Sharpe

4/12/2012

 

 

Concentration:  Breath

Katy Wiss

4/19/2012

 

 

Concentration  Part III

Katy Wiss

4/26/2012

 

 

Equanimity

Gina Sharpe

5/10/12            

 

 

CalmGina Sharpe10/2/15

added 10/22/2015





 

Ten Perfections

 

 

 

 

Generosity

Gina Sharpe

9/19/2013

added 10/14/2013

 

Virtue

Katy Wiss

9/26/2013

added 10/14/2013

 

Renunciation

Katy Wiss

10/10/2013

added 10/23/2013

 

Wisdom

Katy Wiss

10/17/2013

added 11/19/2013

 

Effort

Katy Wiss

10/24/2013

added 11/19/2013

 

Patience

Katy Wiss

10/31/2013

added 11/19/2013

 

Truthfulness

 

 

 

 

Resolution - determination

 

 

 

 

Loving-kindness

Katy Wiss

12/12/2013

added 3/27/2014

 

Equanimity

Katy Wiss

1/16/2014

added 3/27/2014

 





 

Teachings from the Discourses

 

 

 

 

Balance in Life & Practice

Gina Sharpe

10/13/2011

 

 

Effort  

Gina Sharpe

10/27/11

 

 

Letting Go

Gina Sharpe

7/20/2009

 

 

Two Wings of the Practice:  Wisdom & Compassion

Gina Sharpe

7/11/13

added 7/16/13

 

The Two Arrows

Gina Sharpe

6/2/2011

 

 

Dependent Origination Part I

Gina Sharpe

6/5/2003

 

 

Dependent Origination Part II (poor sound quality)

Gina Sharpe

6/12/2003

 

 

Radiant Wheel Part I (poor sound quality)

Gina Sharpe

7/3/2003

 

 

Radiant Wheel Part II (poor sound quality)

Gina Sharpe

7/17/2003

 

 

The Sutta on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone (Bhaddekaratta Sutta)

Katy Wiss

12/8/2011

 

 

Travels to South Africa

Gina Sharpe

 

 

 

What are We Doing When We Meditate?

Gina Sharpe

4/18/13

 

 





 

Miscellaneous

 

SelflessnessGina Sharpe added 10/22/15
Deepening Practice With Seven FactorsGina Sharpe10/22/15 added 10/22/15
Embodied SelfGina Sharpe10/15/15 added 10/22/15

Fearlessness and Trust

Gina Sharpe

6/19/14

added 2/5/15

 

Reflections on Pete Seeger

Gina Sharpe

1/30/2014

added 3/27/2014

 

Inspiration of Nelson Mandela

Gina Sharpe

1/23/2014

added 3/27/2014

 

Earth Care Week

Gina Sharpe

10/3/2013

added 10/14/2013

 

Mindful Listening

Katy Wiss

12/22/2011

 

 

Loving What Is

Katy Wiss

5/19/20011

 

 

Sati & Equanimity

Gina Sharpe

5/30/2013

 

 

Cultivation

Katy Wiss

5/16/2013

 

 

Nothing Should be Clung To

Gina Sharpe

5/9/2013

 

 

Fluid Self

Gina Sharpe

5/2/2013

 

 

The Value of Sitting a Meditation Retreat

Gina Sharpe

4/7/2011

Our Practice and the State of the World

Gina Sharpe

11/10/2011

 

 

Q and A

Gina Sharpe

2/23/2012

 

 

Retreat Practice

Gina Sharpe

4/4/2013

 

 

Working With Pain

Katy Wiss

9/22/2011

 

 

Working With Fear

Katy Wiss

12/1/11

 

 

Why We Practice

Gina Sharpe

9/30/2011

 

Cycles of Expansion & Contraction

Gina Sharpe

11/17/2011

Working With Adversity

Gina Sharpe

10/14/2008

 

Vimalakirti Sutra:  A Mahayana Teaching on Nonduality

Gina Sharpe

3/10/2011

 





 

Meditation Instructions

 

 

 

 

Guided Meditation

Gina Sharpe

1/30/2014

added 3/27/2014

 

Sunday Morning Meditation

Gina Sharpe

4/21/2013

 

 

Guided Mettā Meditation /Q&A

Gina Sharpe

4/25/2013

 

 

Guided Mediation on Appreciating the Body

Katy Wiss

10/25/2012

 

 

Guided Meditation Wise View

Gina Sharpe

 

 

 

Lying Down & Standing Instructions

Gina Sharpe

 

 

 

Guided Meditation:  Path or Suffering

Katy Wiss

7/12/2012

 

 

Guided Meditation: Overview, Breath, Open Awareness, Mettā

Gina Sharpe

 

 

 

Meditation Instructions

Gina Sharpe

7/26/12/

 

 

Concentration Instructions

Gina Sharpe

4/26/2012

 

 

Concentration Instructions with Q & A

Gina Sharpe

4/15/2012

 

 

Concentration Instructions

Gina Sharpe

4/12/12

 

 

Instructions:  Tranquility

Gina Sharpe

4/5/2012

 

 

Guided Meditation on Joyful Attention

Katy Wiss

3/29/2012

 

 

Focus on Mindfulness, Investigation & Effort

Gina Sharpe

3/22/2012

 

 

Meditation Instructions

Gina Sharpe

10/13/2011

 

 

Guided Meditation on Breath & Awareness

Gina Sharpe

9/30/2011

 

 

Sunday Meditation Instructions: Q & A

Gina Sharpe

8/7/2001

 

 

Meditation Instructions

Gina Sharpe

7/28/2011

 

 

Meditation Instructions

Gina Sharpe

8/7/2008

 

 

Meditation Instructions

Gina Sharpe

12/4/2003

 

 

Meditation Instructions

Gina Sharpe

6/23/2001

 

 

Meditation Instructions

Gina Sharpe

6/2/2001

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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