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Kim Allen's Dharma Talks at Insight Santa Cruz
Kim Allen
Kim Allen practiced with Gil Fronsdal for a dozen years, and now serves on the Teacher’s Council at Insight Santa Cruz. She has spent cumulative two years in silent retreat, and lived for another two years at the Insight Retreat Center. She has studied the suttas with Gil, Bhikkhu Bodhi, and Shaila Catherine, and offers classes for dedicated students. She has completed the Sati Center’s Buddhist Chaplaincy training program, and is the founder of the Buddhist Insight Network. Her teaching emphasizes the willingness to look truthfully at experience, and to soften in light of what is seen.
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2020-03-25 Dawn of Dharma 3 - Perception 15:16
Third of a five-part series on areas of experience where we tend to identify and create suffering.
2020-03-24 Dawn of Dharma 2 - Feeling 12:10
Five part series (part 2)
2020-03-23 Dawn of Dharma 1 - The Body 12:52
Five aspects of our experience where we tend to create suffering through how we relate to them. Tips on relating well to these five areas.
2019-08-01 Renunciation in Lay Life 3 48:04
Third of three in a series on what it means to let go as a layperson. Emphasis on letting go of self or identity.
2019-07-26 Renunciation in Lay Life 2 49:56
Second of three in a series on lay renunciation: Letting go of mental patterns
2019-07-18 Renunciation in Lay Life 1 51:40
A three-week series on what Renunciation means for laypeople, whose "field of practice" differs from that of monastics.
2019-05-25 2019 Come and Go Retreat - Identity: What We Take to be Our Self 28:08
We identify with a lot of things - our bodies, what we like/dislike, our life stories, our values, our political views, and even our sense of knowing all of these things. This talk explores the shifting collage of identifications that make up our self-views; and the ways and whys of practicing with this rich realm of experience.
Come & Go 2019: A Non-Residential Retreat
2019-05-12 8FP Program -- Wise Concentration part 2 49:16
2019-05-12 8FP program -- Wise Concentration part 1 63:25
2019-04-30 Progress and Happiness 14:54

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