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Peace Is Selective (from Cultivating Inner Peace)

August 03, 2020

Chapter 5 - Peace Is Selective
from Cultivating Inner Peace by Paul R. Fleischman, M.D.

"In Part II, I discussed the dynamic quality of peace, the action of returning, like a compass needle to the north. Selecting peace is different, more like writing a song. You quell the sounds of the traffic around you, and a halting tune emerges. If you let it rise and expand, but at the same time contain it, you may happen upon the invisible coherence of melody, which then flows like a stream, bounded and directional. Melody isn’t merely pretty sound, but an organized, integrated channel. You have to push aside distraction—not just noise, but even tangential charm—in order to hear a melody ripple downhill within you."

Dr. Paul Fleischman
Massachusetts, USA
2020
7.5 minutes

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Copyright, 2020 Paul R. Fleischman

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Scott and Helen Nearing (from Cultivating Inner Peace)

July 27, 2020

Chapter 4 - Scott and Helen Nearing
from Cultivating Inner Peace by Paul R. Fleischman, M.D.

"In this section of the book, I am focusing your attention on the need for a dynamic relationship to your mood and your idea of peace. Lifetimes of peace derive from flexible, problem-solving commitments that reassert peace as the core goal in the solution of your current problem, whether that problem be inner or outer, hunger or war.

One intriguing example of this dynamic process is the life of Scott and Helen Nearing, organic gardeners who inspired thousands of people to live lives honed by simplicity and peacefulness...."

Dr. Paul Fleischman
Massachusetts, USA
2020
26 minutes

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Copyright, 2020 Paul R. Fleischman

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Peace Is Dynamic (from Cultivating Inner Peace)

July 21, 2020

Chapter 3 - Peace Is Dynamic
from Cultivating Inner Peace by Paul R. Fleischman, M.D.

Cultivating inner peace doesn’t eliminate problems, but it facilitates overcoming them with a particular flavor. You can’t strive for uniform bliss in the name of peace. The pursuit of inner peace is a self-regenerating way of life. As long as we live, we will be spun with demand and action, but we can design an orienting axis of stability within the swirl.

Dr. Paul Fleischman
Massachusetts, USA
2020
19 minutes

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Copyright, 2020 Paul R. Fleischman

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Peace Is a Personal Encounter: Juan and Kathleen Mascaró (from Cultivating Inner Peace)

July 13, 2020

Chapter 2 - Peace Is a Personal Encounter: Juan and Kathleen Mascaró
from Cultivating Inner Peace by Paul R. Fleischman, M.D.

"The possibility of a life devoted to personal peacefulness that then atomizes outward to others is conveyed from one person to another. For a sustaining image of such a life, I am indebted to Juan and Kathleen Mascaró. They drew me like a magnet into their world. This is how I met them."

Dr. Paul Fleischman
Massachusetts, USA
2020
23 minutes

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Copyright, 2020 Paul R. Fleischman

There is more information about vipassana meditation at Dhamma.org, and books and audio resources available for purchase in the Pariyatti bookstore.


The Quest for Inner Peace (from Cultivating Inner Peace)

July 06, 2020

Chapter 1 - The Quest for Inner Peace
from Cultivating Inner Peace by Paul R. Fleischman, M.D.

The cultivation of inner peace is as rational and orderly as any other aspect of the human condition, and pertains equally to all of us despite our differing starting gates, nervous systems, and life experiences. Out of my own life, and the lives of teachers and friends and those I have been privileged to know professionally, and out of the lives of great souls who left their footprints for us to follow, I would like to provide pragmatic, concrete guidance toward inner peace and radiant harmony. My examples will be drawn from real people, whole lives filled with the dynamic of human suffering and relief. I will tell the stories of people I know (often disguised or over lapped with other people to preserve privacy), or people whose lives are richly documented in historical record.

Paul R. Fleischman, M.D.
Massachusetts, USA
2020
37 minutes

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Copyright, 2020 Paul R. Fleischman

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Meditating in Troubled Times 2020

May 08, 2020

Meditating in Troubled Times
a lecture by Paul R. Fleischman, M.D.

Dr. Paul R. Fleischman recorded this talk on April 18th, 2020 during quarantine. The emphasis of the talk is what is different and what is not different in our vipassana meditation practice due to the coronavirus and its impact upon our daily life. It was originally given with the same title "Meditating in Troubled Times" in Cologne, Germany (2017).

Dr. Paul Fleischman
Massachusetts, USA
2020
74 minutes

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Copyright, 2020 Paul R. Fleischman

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Spiritual Emotions from Insights from an Ancient Tradition

April 23, 2020

Addresses by S.N. Goenka and four others from the second "Insights from an Ancient Tradition" conference, held at the Vipassana Meditation Center (Dhamma Dhara) in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, USA, September 3 - 4, 2000. The MP3s include questions and answers at the end of each talk. The conference followed a ten-day Vipassana retreat. It was designed so that participants could explore at the intellectual level what they had experienced while meditating.

The four presenters at the conference were all Vipassana meditators who live engaged professional lives and who serve as assistants or teachers of Vipassana, appointed by Mr. Goenka. The revered Teacher of Vipassana, who was visiting America for the first time in nine years, had just completed his participation in the Millenium Peace Summit at the United Nations.

Spiritual Emotions by Paul R Fleischman, M.D.
Shelbourne, MA
September 2000
77 minutes

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Copyright, 2000 Vipassana Research Institute

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May all beings be happy!


Meditating in Troubled Times

April 07, 2020

Meditating in Troubled Times
a lecture by Paul R. Fleischman, M.D.

This talk was originally given to an audience of Old Students (i.e. those who have completed a 10-day Vipassana meditation course as taught by S.N. Goenka) in Cologne, Germany (2017). Accordingly, it contains language and concepts that are familiar to Old Students, and it may not make sense to someone who is not familiar with this terminology.

Dr. Paul Fleischman
Cologne, Germany
2017
74 minutes

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Copyright, 2017 Paul R. Fleischman

There is more information about vipassana meditation at Dhamma.org, and books and audio resources available for purchase in the Pariyatti bookstore.


Dr. Paul Fleischman at Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University

March 03, 2020

An Introduction to Vipassana Meditation
a lecture by Paul R. Fleischman, M.D.

This is a general talk open to the public by Dr. Paul R. Fleischman given at the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University in midtown Manhattan, February 26, 2020.

Dr. Paul Fleischman
Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University
February 26, 2020
48 minutes

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Copyright, 2020 Paul R. Fleischman

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Our Best and Most Lasting Gift: The Universal Features of Meditation (University of Colorado, Boulder)

December 14, 2016

Our Best and Most Lasting Gift: The Universal Features of Meditation
a lecture by Paul R. Fleischman, M.D.
delivered at the University of Colorado, Boulder

This talk was originally written in response to an invitation from multiple sponsors at Yale University. Various versions of this talk were given at Northeastern University, New York University, The University of Washington, Seattle; The University of British Columbia, Vancouver; the University of Colorado, Boulder; Harvard University, and Brown University, as well as at Dhamma Patapa Vipassana Center, Georgia.

This particular version of the talk was recorded at the University of Colorado, Boulder and is meant as an introductory talk that uses no technical language, and that contains explanations that require no previous biological knowledge. (Please understand that due to recording problems, the question-and-answer session ends abruptly.)

Another recording of this talk from the University of Washington, Seattle is geared more towards a university audience. It is a little more technical, and may perhaps be appreciated more by someone familiar with biological understanding. It looks upon meditation from a biological standpoint.

Paul R. Fleischman
audio recorded at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Sept. 29, 2016
59 minutes (with 15 min. Q. & A.)
PDF download of the talk also available below

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Copyright, 2016 Paul R. Fleischman

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