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Dharma Talks
2013-05-18 Introduction to Empathetic Joy (Mudita) 16:02
  Greg Scharf
A short introduction to empathetic joy (or Mudita) including a discussion of the qualities of appreciation, gratitude and empathetic connection.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on the Divine Abodes

2013-05-18 Guided Mudita Meditation 25:02
  Greg Scharf
The meditation begins with the practice of opening to happiness, success, good fortune in one's own life and receiving appreciation from benefactors. We then turn this quality of gladness and connection towards the good fortune of others.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on the Divine Abodes

2013-05-18 Apparent Here and Now 24:37
  Ayya Anandabodhi
Aloka Vihara (Mindfulness Care Center)

2013-05-18 Intention and the Power of Thought 55:11
  Shaila Catherine
How are we using our minds? Where do our thought incline? The Buddha's teachings focus on the practical application of intention and the power of thought, rather than ritual, as the potent force behind action. Working with thought, we see how habits and tendencies develop and form patterns known as kamma (karma). We must be honest with ourselves and see any conceit, agitation, anger, greed, or restlessness that might be lurking as tendencies of mind. We can learn to use our thought skillfully, and guard the mind with diligent mindfulness. Wholesome and unwholesome thoughts are explored. There is nothing to fear from wholesome thoughts such as intentions toward renunciation, letting go, loving kindness, compassion, and generosity, and yet a concentrated mind will bring deeper rest. The path of liberation and awakening includes the development of morality and virtue, and also calmness, concentration, and wisdom.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2013-05-18 Equanimity – Introduction to Equanimity Meditation 22:52
  Lila Kate Wheeler
Equanimity relinquishes the subtle attachment in the other Brahma Viharas. It is the culminating divine abode. Equanimity as an aspect of mindfulness and consciousness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on the Divine Abodes

2013-05-18 Guided Equanimity Meditation 17:47
  Lila Kate Wheeler
Phrases adapted from meditations by Maddy Klyne, Ken McLeod, the Reverend Howard Thurman and others.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on the Divine Abodes

2013-05-18 Equanimity with Things As They Are 63:13
  James Baraz
The quality of equanimity is a significant factor in coming to terms with impermanence and its manifestations: agin, illness and death. Learning to find balance with regard to the reality of change is explored
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Aging as Spiritual Opportunity: A retreat for those 55 and older

2013-05-18 Equanimity Right Where We Are 49:10
  Sharda Rogell
Equanimity is not a destination to arrive at but something we can practice right in the moment with any conditions that arise. How do we practice?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on the Divine Abodes

2013-05-19 What Do I Really Want? 44:03
  Martin Aylward
Avoiding fixed positions and judgements about desire, Martin encourages an open inquiry into wanting. He examines the root of all desire; wanting things to be different, and explores how we can use wanting as a mirror to learn from our reflected experience. The talk points towards the deep desire to give up our endless interventions and manipulation of our experience, and discusses the freedom of undemanding, undefended, undistracted awareness.
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2013-05-20 Love, Death and Indivisibility 46:30
  Martin Aylward
Martin explores the indivisible nature of life, the mystery of an existence that is constantly slipping away from us, and love as the true heart's response to the inevitability of death. This talk stands alone, yet also builds on the themes of the previous two teachings from the same retreat.
Gaia House Right Now It's Like This...

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