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Dharma Talks
2008-07-18 Opening Talk for Affection, Compassion and Joy Retreat 67:58
  John Peacock
Gaia House Affection Compassion And Joy

2008-07-17 Embracing Suffering 50:05
  Achaan Sucitto
Cittaviveka

2008-07-16 Upekkha: Guided Meditation 57:54
  Heather Martin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta

2008-07-16 The Firm Ground Of Equanimity 57:33
  Sharda Rogell
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta

2008-07-15 Mudita: Guided Meditation 44:13
  Guy Armstrong
This is a guided meditation on the quality of appreciative joy, or mudita. There is also a short introduction on the role of appreciative joy in the four divine abidings (brahma vihares).
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta

2008-07-15 It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This 54:45
  Sally Clough Armstrong
The practice of Mudita or Appreciative Joy cultivates an open and joyful heart that naturally inclines towards connecting with what is uplifting and beautiful in others and in our own lives. It works to counteract the subtle or not-so-subtle tendency towards envy, which tells us that we are deficient in some way.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta

2008-07-14 How I Came To Love Metta 57:01
  Heather Martin
After initially resisting aspects of this practice, the talk describes how I found my way by making Metta my own.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta

2008-07-14 Liberation From The Inner Critic 50:07
  Christina Feldman
Self judgment is deeply painful and suffocates the capacity for kindness and freedom. It can also be understood and released.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat

2008-07-13 Metta: Near And Far Enemies 55:13
  Guy Armstrong
The near enemy of metta is attached affection, common in romantic love. The far enemy is aversion, which takes many forms, such as resentment and fear. The talk explores these responses and how to work with them in metta practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta

2008-07-13 The Nonstick Mind 43:22
  Jose Reissig
To believe that clinging is a requisite for engagement is like believing that the food needs to stick to the pan in order to cook. Yet sticking only leads to burning. Likewise with clinging: it only detracts from true intimacy with life.
Holy Cross Monastery :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat

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