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2012-10-21 Insight Dialogue: The Power, Challenges and Joy of Meditating Together (Part 3) 62:21
  Gregory Kramer
Humans are relational beings -- pack animals, born and raised in families, working and living together. Much of our suffering is people-suffering. We meditate to be free from suffering, yet sometimes a gap arises when interpersonal suffering is being addressed in intrapersonal meditation. We perpetuate the "island universe" of the individual self even as we seek freedom. Insight Dialogue is a fully relational meditation practice based on Buddhist Vipassana Insight meditation and a relational understanding of the Dhamma. The mind is invited to stillness and keen mindfulness even as we remain in dialogue with others. Here we meet the shared human experience that transcends our very real differences in genetics, background, and worldly circumstances.
New York Insight Meditation Center Insight Dialogue: The Power, Challenges and Joy of Meditating Together

2012-10-21 Empowering the Inner Teacher 43:34
  Jose Reissig
The primary role of the outer teacher is to empower the inner one. And in order to let this empowerment in, we need to drop our shields and embrace freedom.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Insight Meditation Retreat

2012-10-21 Who Are We? 51:23
  Wes Nisker
How meditation can shift our sense of identity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight Meditation Retreat

2012-10-22 Clear Understanding and Responding with Love 53:29
  Leela Sarti
Every moment of true mindfulness is kind. This talk explores the possibility of cultivating a mind that can be with the reality of life. When we turn to experience with openness, we also become more open to insights, and our confidence in ourselves and our capacity for awakening becomes grounded in life.
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

2012-10-22 Instructions, and Guided Meditation on Awareness of Breathing, plus Walking Meditation Instructions 38:38
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

2012-10-22 Spiritual Bypassing 23:01
  Sharda Rogell
It is possible to use our practice to keep away difficult emotions that we think are "bad" or "wrong" and this causes a split in our way of being in the world. When we practice a meditative approach to our emotions, we begin to wake up all parts of ourselves, and reclaim our humanity and our aliveness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Trauma and Mindfulness: Continuing Class (5-week class series)

2012-10-22 Dharma Rain: Working with Difficult Emotions 56:16
  Trudy Goodman
RAIN: an acronym for a 4 - step process for using one's particular personal experience as a doorway to connect with the fullness of our awakened humanity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight Meditation Retreat

2012-10-22 What Are We Doing Here 57:03
  Pascal Auclair
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2012-10-23 Body Wisdom 59:15
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

2012-10-23 Fundamentals of the Dharma: Love 61:12
  Rodney Smith
Love throws many of us off a little. Some of us would like our path free oftenderness and caring because love involves a part of us that is not logical orrational. Love puts the world together in a way that can't be calculated orreasoned. The mind wants everything organized and direct, nothing cloudy orconfused, but the spiritual journey is intuitive and not mentally derived. Atsome point we must leave the crisp edges and clear surfaces of the mind and moveinto the wonders and mysteries of the heart, and love is the path that does justthat.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection Fundamentals of the Dharma

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