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2009-03-11 Without Anxiety About Imperfection 1:17:10
  Tara Brach
The nature of being human is that we get caught in anger and judgment, hurt and fear. This talk explores what it means to be without anxiety towards this universal emotional conditioning as it appears in ourselves and others. Condemning imperfection binds our identity with an imperfect self. As we learn to pause and open to the direct embodied experience of emotions, we discover a space of presence that is filled with compassion and wisdom. Like the ocean, we can include difficult waves of experience and yet remember our inherent vastness, mystery and wholeness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-03-11 Questions and Answers part 2 53:23
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2009-03-11 Guided Meditation - Resting in Awareness 37:51
  Ajahn Thanasanti
Returning to the openness of pure presence.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Heart of Wisdom: Monastic Retreat

2009-03-11 Practicing Compassion, I 58:28
  Donald Rothberg
The practice of compassion can occur both as a formal practice - one of the four practices of the Brahmaviharas - and as an everyday practice in the context of our lives. Compassion practice works because it helps us to to open to our deeper being. Yet to do this, we have to learn also to open to pain - and suffering - understood as the reaction to pain.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2009-03-11 Anatta: Non-Sé: "Non Io. Non ciò che è mio. Non chi Io sono" [Anatta, Not-Self, Not me. Not mine. Not who I am.] 1:13:31
  Steve Armstrong
Monastero di Camaldoli :  Holy Hermitage at Camaldoli Residential

2009-03-11 Mattina - Istruzioni 4° giorno con gli Stati Mentali [Day #4 AM Instructions with Mental States] 10:19
  Steve Armstrong
Monastero di Camaldoli :  Holy Hermitage at Camaldoli Residential

2009-03-11 Mattina - Domande e risposte (Le 4 Realtà Fondamentali: Condizionate e Incondizionate) [Day #4 AM Q's & A's (4 Ultimate realities: conditioned & unconditioned)] 22:03
  Steve Armstrong
Monastero di Camaldoli :  Holy Hermitage at Camaldoli Residential

2009-03-11 Hindrances 38:10
  Christina Feldman
Gaia House November Solitary Retreat

2009-03-10 Parami of Viriya 57:52
  Adrianne Ross
Courageous energy, passion for truth. Working with different energy states and blocks.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation March Month Long

2009-03-10 Simplicity Of Being 40:20
  Shaila Catherine
Be as you are. This talk encourages a spacious and accepting attitude that embraces experience just as it is occurring. It is inspired by non-meditation approaches that bring relaxation, release, and ease to awareness without the exertion or efforts of striving. Mindfulness instructions are simple: observe your experience of sensory contact, observe what occurs at any sense door. You don't need to do very much with what you observe. See what is happening; be present with what is. Several obstacles to deep presence are examined. We learn to release attachments to material stuff, to overcome the influence of social expectation, and to renounce distracting and unskillful speech. We also learn to free the mind from mental proliferation, worry, and restless wandering; to embrace precepts that protect us from doing habitual or selfish actions; and to let go of clinging whenever it arises. This approach illuminates the power of renunciation; the calming of concepts of self, I, me, and mine; and the great peace that brings an end to suffering.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks

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