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Dharma Talks
2011-02-09 The Sure Heart's Release - Part 1 1:23:46
  Tara Brach
Our longing is to realize and embody loving presence, yet we each have deeply conditioned habits that bind our hearts. This talk reflects on these habits, and explores how we can free ourselves by bringing a mindful, compassionate attention to places where we are most trapped in feeling separate, fearful and unworthy.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2011-02-10 Fifth Instructions and Guided Metta Meditation 43:37
  Rob Burbea
Gaia House Metta and Emptiness (Level 1)

2011-02-10 Question and Answer Session 2 1:21:06
  Rob Burbea
Gaia House Metta and Emptiness (Level 1)

2011-02-10 Four Kinds of Love 52:37
  Wes Nisker
In honor of Valentine's Day, Wes reflects on everybody's favorite 4-letter word. As usual, he provides an insightful and entertaining perspective on the topic illustrated with a wealth of poetry. A discussion with the sangha ends the evening.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2011-02-10 Humility and Confidence 57:37
  James Baraz
How being humbled can deepen our capacity to open to all of our experience and strengthen our confidence and trust.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong Insight Retreat

2011-02-10 Practicing With Compassion In The World 52:46
  Gina Sharpe
Going home with practices of metta, compassion and mindfulness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta (Lovingkindness) Retreat

2011-02-11 Opening Talk for Loving What Is (whether we like it or not) 46:52
  Martin Aylward
This talk explores maintaining an open and inquiring attitude to all that arises. We are reminded that there is no wrong experience, no feeling we shouldn't have; that all experience is worthy of our caring, curious, contactful attention.
Gaia House Loving What Is (whether we like it or not)

2011-02-11 Staying in Contact 66:34
  Catherine McGee
Gaia House Metta and Emptiness (Level 1)

2011-02-11 Reflections on The First Noble Truth 55:34
  Carol Wilson
The First Noble Truth, that of "Dukkha" -- is to be understood, so said The Buddha -- yet often when we think about it, our reactions can tend towards aversion: "life is suffering." I feel this is an inaccurate reflection of the freeing potential of understanding this teaching.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong Insight Retreat

2011-02-11 The Three Unwholesome Roots Of Mind 56:49
  Annie Nugent
How these 3 defilements of mind - greed, hatred and delusion - show themselves in formal practice and in our daily lives – and how to work with them so as not to be caught in their grip.. thus supporting ourselves towards complete freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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