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2009-05-20 Three Gifts That Serve Freedom 56:43
  Tara Brach
There are three spiritual capacities that are essential for our freedom. The first, forgiveness, is the releasing of stories that this self, or another, is bad. It is an opening of the heart to include all parts of our own being and this world. The second, inner fire, is the energy of devotion to what most matters to us. The third, looking within to realize what we are, reveals the truth of reality itself. This talk uses an ancient Indian teaching tale and guided meditations to explore these core elements of spiritual liberation.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-05-20 Practicing with the Shadow, pt III The Collective Shadow and How We Work with It 65:24
  Donald Rothberg
We first revisit the exploration of the shadow, how it forms, and how we work with it, we then look into the nature of collective shadow phenomena, how the personal and collective shadow inter-penetrate, and how we work with the collective shadow. The key, as always, is to establish a relatively safe space to develop awareness, compassion and wisdom, leading to skillful action.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2009-05-19 Loving Kindness 30:24
  Shaila Catherine
Loving Kindness, friendliness (metta) is a clear intention and attitude of heart that supports a connected and joyful encounter with life. Metta is not sentimentality; it is not affection or attachment. It is a strong quality of heart that overcomes ill will, hatred, fear, and anger. Loving kindness practice is a way to take responsibility for our own happiness; it is a way to cultivate an attitude to life that supports deep friendship.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Four Brahma Viharas
In collections Four Brahma Viharas The Ten Paramis

2009-05-19 Four Brahma Viharas 2:18:30
  Shaila Catherine
A collection of of four talks on the immeasurable and boundless qualities of heart known as the Brahma Viharas: loving kindness/friendliness, compassion, joy, equanimity.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Four Brahma Viharas

2009-05-19 Guided Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation 32:49
  Shaila Catherine
Guided Meditation, meditation instructions
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Featured Guided Meditations

2009-05-18 The Role of Samadhi in the Four Foundations of Mindfulness 60:10
  Richard Shankman
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2009-05-18 Satipatthana Sutta - part 46 - The Noble Eightfold Path: Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration, Conclusion. 61:58
  Joseph Goldstein
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2009 at IMS - Forest Refuge
In collection Satipatthana Sutta Series

2009-05-17 The Song and Heart of Metta 55:07
  Adrianne Ross
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2009-05-17 Mindfulness of Body 56:39
  Dori Langevin
The life of the body is a tether to moment to moment experience. Cultivating an enlarged awareness, infused with kindness, plus directly contacting sensations, allows us to be with unpleasant sensations we often call "pain"
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight Meditation Retreat

2009-05-16 Supports for Samadhi: An overview of the Buddha’s teachings on some of the beautiful qualities of mind and heart that lead to deepening concentration. 55:22
  Sally Clough Armstrong
The role of concentration is central to the Buddha’s teaching. This can be seen by the emphasis placed on it in some of the key Buddhist lists, such as the Noble Eightfold Path, the Five Spiritual Faculties, the Seven Factors Of Awakening and the 12 links of Transcendent Dependent Arising. This talk looks at the qualities we can develop in our practice that support concentration, such as faith, mindfulness, happiness and contentment.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

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