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Dharma Talks
2015-03-25 How To Describe It? 38:17
  Winnie Nazarko
How people coming to the end of a long meditation retreat describe their experience to others, and to themselves.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat

2015-03-25 Three Liberating Gifts: Part 1 - Forgiveness 1:12:54
  Tara Brach
This 3 part series is based on a teaching story from the Upanishads that shows our potential to awaken from an ego-based trance and discover the full luminosity and freedom of our natural awareness. In each class we'll explore one of the three gifts considered as essential on the spiritual path. The first is the capacity to forgive, to let go of the blame and resentment that prevents our hearts from being open and free. The second gift is "inner fire," the capacity to devote ourselves wholeheartedly to what we most cherish. The third gift is a "mirror" or the capacity to look deeply into our own hearts and minds and realize the truth of who we are. Each class includes guided meditations that explore how these gifts can be nourished right here and now in our lives.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2015-03-25 Brahma Vihara Day 25 Equanimity 40:21
  John Travis
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat

2015-03-25 A Dharma Story 58:31
  Tony Bernhard
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2015-03-25 Morning Instructions Day 24: Working with the Sense of Self 3:27
  Donald Rothberg
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat

2015-03-24 Contentment 39:06
  Jason Murphy
This talk was given as part of the series "Eight Great Thoughts" (Anguttara Nikaya 8:30). Can we be at ease with whatever the situation is, whether it is pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral? In this day and age of discontentment, effort put into this practice gives us hope of realizing contentment. We can realize contentment one breath at a time. We have the power to shape our minds. We have the ability to feel and know suffering and be liberated from it. And it is up to us to do the practice, for one who is content is free from greed, anger and delusion.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2015-03-24 Thinning the Self - Practicing with Anatta (Not-Self) 60:53
  Donald Rothberg
After some reflections on some of the reasons why anatta (not-self) can be confusing, we explore especially how to practice with anatta: (1) opening to a sense of flow increasingly without a sense of self; (2) exploring the many ways in which there is a "thick" sense of self, both appearing in experience and sometimes hidden to immediate experience; (3) further meditative ways to "thin" the self; and (4) ways of thinning, especially as our practice deepens, the "meditative self."
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat

2015-03-24 Communication, Cooperation and Respect 39:33
  Helen Stephenson
By turning inward we meet our shadows that we so easily can see outside of us and around us. Only by meeting our own shadow with love we can create integration and better social worlds. Looking at the body we can see how each part is communication, cooperating with each other.
Gaia House Insight Meditation and Yoga

2015-03-24 Brahma Vihara Day 24 Equanimity 37:33
  Heather Sundberg
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat

2015-03-24 Challenges of Practicing Ancient Dharma in the Contemporary World 1:15:33
  Ven. Metteyya Sakyaputta
For this special Tuesday Teacher-led Sit, Ven. Metteyya will offer a talk on "Challenges of Practicing Ancient Dharma in the Contemporary World."
New York Insight Meditation Center

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