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Bonnie Duran's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
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.
2017-02-11 Conceit and Latent Torments (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:23
This talk is about the three kinds of conceit and the four self constructions. It provides the Buddha's advice about seeing unconscious "I" making.
February Month-long Retreat
2017-02-01 Working with Hindrances: Causes and Remedies (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:10
This talk covers the unhindered mind, the causes of hindrances, and remedies.
February Month-long Retreat
2016-07-06 Mindfulness of the Dukkha of Aging 50:48
This talk looks at the identities associated with aging - and how mindfulness helps reduce the suffering of aging.
Aging, Dying, and Awakening
2016-07-03 Day 4: Afternoon Instructions & Sitting Meditation 64:37
Finding Freedom: Vipassana Retreat for People of Color
2016-07-03 Day 4: Morning Instructions & Sitting Meditation 50:38
Finding Freedom: Vipassana Retreat for People of Color
2016-07-02 Day 3: Afternoon Instructions and Sitting Meditation 59:26
Finding Freedom: Vipassana Retreat for People of Color
2016-07-01 Day 2: Evening Instructions & Sitting Meditation 42:25
Finding Freedom: Vipassana Retreat for People of Color
2016-02-25 Final Brahma Vihara meditation 55:31
February Month-long
2016-02-22 Distortions of Perception, Thought and View: the Vipallasa Sutta 46:19
This talk reviews the Vipallasa Sutta: the Buddha's teachings about the distortions of the mind on our perceptions, thoughts and views. It gives examples of how distortions of view impact the speaker and how we might work backwards to clear up distorted perceptions based on what we know about the nature of ignorance (Avijja)
February Month-long
2016-02-21 Day 21 Brahma Vihara Practice: Mudita for All Beings 43:48
February Month-long

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