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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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2020-10-12 Core Teachings of the Buddha Series-- Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of the Mind 36:01
This course is offered to any student wishing to dive a little deeper into Buddhism’s basic teachings. The 16-week Monday evening class has been divided into 4 units. This talk is under the third unit titled “The 4 Foundations of Mindfulness: Exploring the Buddha’s teaching on establishing mindfulness from his Sutta on “The Four Foundations of Mindfulness” and discussing the key insights of the Three Marks of Existence.”
2020-10-07 The Practice of Samadhi - Session 1: Creating the Conditions 1:21:27
Three-part series on samadhi
2020-10-06 Letting Go 15:20
2020-10-04 The Dharma Life - session 1 1:19:10
A course in integration for experienced students with Kim Allen and Diana Clark. Learning to live the Dharma.
2020-09-01 Life as Practice and Path 17:53
Three qualities of a practitioner, three realms of practice -- for those who see their life as a path.
2020-08-23 Guided Meditation -- Breath and the Awakening Factors 15:31
Using the breath to evoke all 7 awakening factors through the 16 steps of anapanasati.
2020-08-22 Guided Meditation -- Gathering the Mind 20:44
Establishing samadhi using the breath
2020-08-15 The Five Faculties - Clarity and Balance (from daylong, part 3) 45:40
Dharma talk given at Five Faculties daylong
2020-08-15 Finding Clarity - the Five Faculties part 2 1:36:21
Afternoon session of a daylong
2020-08-15 Finding Clarity - the Five Faculties part 1 1:44:23
Morning session of a daylong

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