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Tina Rasmussen's Dharma Talks
Tina Rasmussen
Tina Rasmussen, Ph.D., began meditating at age 13, and has practiced in the Theravada and Tibetan Buddhist traditions for 30+ years. In 2003, she completed a year-long solo retreat, and was later ordained as a Buddhist nun and authorized to teach by Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw. Tina has been studied by Yale Neuroscience Lab, and is the co-author of Practicing the Jhanas, as well as several books on human potential, and works with students worldwide. For more info visit LuminousMindSangha.com.
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2022-02-17 Samatha and Vipassana in Harmony, Talk 3 of 3: How Samatha and Vipassana Can Work Together in Harmony, with Guided Meditation 1:19:34
Insight Meditation Tucson
2022-01-20 Samatha and Vipassana in Harmony, Talk 1 of 3: Intro to the 3-part Program, and Overview of Samatha Practice 52:05
Insight Meditation Tucson
2021-12-16 Samatha and Vipassana in Harmony, Talk 2 of 3: Summary of the 3-part Program, and Overview of Vipassana Practice 1:21:20
Insight Meditation Tucson
2021-11-18 The 7 Factors of Awakening, Part 3: The Calming Factors--Tranquility, Concentration and Equanimity 44:35
This free dharma talk is the third in a series on the "7 Factors of Awakening," which are factors that what we nurture and develop on the path of awakening, as well as being descriptors of the awakened state. Tina gives a series of three talks on the "7 Factors," providing practical descriptions of how to cultivate and recognize these factors in our practice, and in daily life.
Insight Meditation Tucson
2021-10-21 The 7 Factors of Awakening, Part 2: The Enlivening Factors of Investigation, Effort and Joy 53:57
This free dharma talk is the second in a series on the "7 Factors of Awakening," which are factors that what we nurture and develop on the path of awakening, as well as being descriptors of the awakened state. Tina gives a series of three talks on the "7 Factors," providing practical descriptions of how to cultivate and recognize these factors in our practice, and in daily life.
Insight Meditation Tucson
2021-09-16 The 7 Factors of Awakening--Part 1: Overview and Factor 1, Mindfulness 52:51
This free dharma talk is the first in a series on the "7 Factors of Awakening," which are factors that what we nurture and develop on the path of awakening, as well as being descriptors of the awakened state. Tina gives a series of three talks on the "7 Factors," providing practical descriptions of how to cultivate and recognize these factors in our practice, and in daily life.
Insight Meditation Tucson
2021-07-15 Buddhist Psychology and the Enneagram Part 2 47:23
Insight Meditation Tucson
2021-06-17 Buddhist Psychology and the Enneagram Part 1 51:54
This talk explores Bikkhu Bodhi's advice to "take stock of ourselves," by exploring our relationship to the three "Personality Patterns" of Buddhism (also known as the Defilements.) Tina then relates these three patterns to the Inner Triangle of the Enneagram, and provides and overview of how to use the Enneagram as it was intended--as a spiritual tool, rather than just another way to be identified with the personality.
Insight Meditation Tucson
2021-04-15 Embodiment--Working with Psychological material 38:16
This dharma talk delves into material not often discussed by dharma teachers, as part of Tina's series on Embodiment. Content includes: the types of psychological material we can encounter and how they are different; the two basic ways to work with psychological material in one's practice; ways to use traditional Buddhist meditations, "off the cushion" to deepen our practice.
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2019-03-04 Posture Instructions 10:32
Tina Rasmussen provides a 10 minute overview on how to support your meditation practice by setting up your posture at the beginning of each sitting period. Guided instructions are provided to create a supportive posture before you begin meditation.
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