DARK NIGHT RESOURCES

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Willoughby Britton, modified 10 Years ago at 10/10/11 6:07 PM
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DARK NIGHT RESOURCES

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Below are some Dark Night Resources from www.cheetahhouse.org

Please add more if you know of any

-Willoughby

"Difficult Stages of the Contemplative Path” Research project
Media Coverage and Resources

Britton Lab videos of lectures from the project, which can be found here:

http://vimeo.com/18819660 (15 min) – Dr. Britton on an overview of the “Difficult Stages Project
http://vimeo.com/24338259 (15 min) Chris Oates on the non-linear contemplative path

LA WEEKLY:

Linda Williamson, one of the LA Weekly reporters attending the Buddhist Geeks Conference, wrote an editorial about Willoughby Britton and Ron Crouch’s “Dark Night” ‘unconference’ breakout session.

http://blogs.laweekly.com/stylecouncil/2011/09/buddhist_geeks_considerable_to.php

BUDDHIST FRAMEWORKS

BUDDHIST GEEKS interview:

http://www.buddhistgeeks.com/2011/09/bg-231-the-dark-side-of-dharma/ (Part 1)

Daniel Ingram on the Stages of Insight, which include an overview of the “Dark Night” (Dukkha Nanas) from the Theravada Buddhist framework.

http://vimeo.com/23539030 (Part 1, 46 mins.)
http://vimeo.com/23567498 (Part 2, 63 mins.)
http://vimeo.com/23568408 (Part 3, 114 mins.)

Also see Dr. Ingram’s book Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha, especially his overview of the stages (starting on p. 195 of his book)

HAMILTON PROJECT, group blog by advanced meditation practitioners: Testimonies of the dark night @ http://thehamiltonproject.blogspot.com/2010/12/testimonies-of-dark-night.html

RON CROUCH, meditation teacher at his website Aloha Dharma: Article on the “Dark Night” @ http://alohadharma.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/the-dark-night/
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tom moylan, modified 10 Years ago at 10/12/11 6:01 AM
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Thanks Willoughby, ask and thou shalt recieve.
just what i need now.
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tom moylan, modified 10 Years ago at 10/12/11 6:44 AM
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Hi Again...
after viewing your videos the question I have is this: Does the Goenka tradition keep statistics on any level? For example, what percentage of students break off ten day retreats, or more closely what percentage of students bring up psychological /& affective issues.

they are by far the largest and most organized vipassana machine although not known for their fleyibility or openness.

cheers

tom
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Willoughby Britton, modified 10 Years ago at 10/17/11 5:53 PM
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I do not know if the Goenka tradition keeps good records, but I do know that they are not very interested in working with scientists. I also know that a lot of people have contacted me after going on Goenka retreats.

Willoughby
Hazel Kathleen Strange, modified 10 Years ago at 10/18/11 1:47 AM
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Records are kept from every course, written by the assistant teachers conducting the course in whatever centre or off-centre site and centrally collected every year. Statistics are collated from them, but the information is within the organisation.
The percentage of students not completing courses varies from centre to centre, time to time but ranges from 0% to 20% on a normalish sort of curve.

Confidential records are also kept on students who had difficulties on courses and shared only with assistant teachers who may have that student on a course they were conducting.

metta
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Hazel Kathleen Strange, modified 10 Years ago at 10/18/11 1:51 AM
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Forgot to say - the student in question may, of course, ask to see the records kept and may also request that they be destroyed. If the difficulties were such that the AT would feel they were not qualified to see the student through another course, the application to sit would be refused.
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b man, modified 10 Years ago at 11/25/11 6:04 PM
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thanks for these Willoughby - just listened to your buddhist geeks podcasts - your doing some great stuff. Hope its all going well.
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Willoughby Britton, modified 10 Years ago at 5/17/12 7:36 AM
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The Ingram Stages of Insight videos have been moved to:

http://vimeo.com/28182419
http://vimeo.com/28182458
http://vimeo.com/28182481
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Nikolai , modified 10 Years ago at 5/17/12 3:22 PM
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Hi Willoughby,

Any chance the tarin video will be put up?