In the opening public talk, Distraction and Mindfulness in the Technology Age, Tyler Dewar considered contemporary dharma issues, in the sense of "all appearances (on your screen) are mind", relating to our use of the internet, cell phones and the like.
In the weekend teachings, Clear-Eyed Compassion: How Analytical Meditation Can Deepen the Heart of Altruism, he presented classical teachings from the Indian and Tibetan Buddhist traditions about how deeper insights into interdependence and the true nature of reality go hand in hand with the practice of training in loving kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others. At the same time, he made the classical presentations relevant for our lives today in the 21st century. The program featured meditation, talks and question-answer periods. Five talks.
- MP3CD Recordings
MP3CDs look like ordinary CDs, but contain compressed audio files. While a regular audio CD holds a maximum of only 80 minutes of recorded audio, an identical-looking MP3CD can easily hold the audio files from an entire weekend or even week-long teaching. MP3CDs can be played in a computer and/or the audio files can be downloaded into an iPod or similar device. MP3CDs may also be played on a portable MP3CD player. Most ordinary CD players, such as the CD player in most older cars (roughly 2005 and earlier), will not play MP3CDs. Many but not all cars 2006 or later do have MP3-capable CD players. Any car or home stereo CD player that is capable of playing an MP3CD will have “MP3” or “MP3-WMA” clearly marked on the front of it.
- The MP3CDs available for sale on this web site are all clearly labeled and packaged in a clear case. The audio files on them have proper ID3 tag information, which means that on a computer, iPod or similar device the audio files will display (and can be searched by) Album (Title of teaching), Song (Talk number within a teaching) and Artist (Teacher).