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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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2021-03-19 Guided Meditation -- Mindfulness of Sound 16:27
2021-03-19 Guided Meditation -- Mindfulness of the Breath in the Body 19:53
2021-03-19 One Year Hence day 5 -- Big Mind and Compassion 35:56
Final day of our week reflecting on a year of life in the pandemic.
2021-03-18 One Year Hence day 4 -- Not-Self, Emptiness, and Joy 44:42
4th of 5 days commemorating a year of sheltering in place. Wisdom teachings are paired with heart qualities.
2021-03-17 Renunciation in Lay Life 2 -- Mental Patterns 59:02
Second of a 3-session class on Renunciation for Laypeople. Letting go of mental habits and patterns is the heart of renunciation practice.
2021-03-17 One Year Hence day 3 -- Views and Metta 34:33
A week of wisdom and heart qualities to mark one year of the pandemic
2021-03-16 One Year Hence day 2 -- Impermanence, Death, and Equanimity 39:39
Second of 5
2021-03-15 One Year Hence day 1 -- The Mind and Faith 32:57
A 5-day series in acknowledgement of one year of the pandemic. Each teaching includes a wisdom understanding and a heart quality.
2021-03-10 Renunciation in Lay Life 1 - Simplicity 45:28
First of a 3-part class on Renunciation for Laypeople
2021-01-25 Chariot Halfday - Part 4 - Dharma talk on The Dharma Life 34:42
Final Dharma talk from the Halfday of teachings based on chariot imagery

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