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Dharma Talks
2013-07-03 Speech Practice 2- Presence and Empathy 64:50
  Donald Rothberg
We continue to establish foundational perspectives and practices, through (1) a brief review of the previous session, (2) a focus on combining inner and outer awareness, (3) exploring empathy in relationship to feelings and emotions, and (4) two exercises to develop presence and empathy.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2013-07-03 Part 2: Hope and the Spiritual Path 1:24:38
  Tara Brach
In this talk we further define the nature of mature or spiritual hope as part of a trinity that includes trust and love, and explore what blocks its unfolding. We then review how different people have "hit bottom" and found their way to the energy, receptivity and openness of hope.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2013-07-04 Opening Talk for Retreat Entitled The Liberating Intimacy of Being Who You Are 60:40
  Leela Sarti
The word "intimate" means "to make known". What do we wish to make known, to make real and alive? What does it mean to be intimate with oneself and life? The talk touches on the importance of making a turn towards the retreat: to value simplicity, silence, being and and attitude of loving care.
Gaia House The Liberating Intimacy of Being Who You Are

2013-07-04 The Path of Practice 46:08
  Anna Douglas
The context for the practice of mindfulness and yoga asanas.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Yoga

2013-07-05 Guided Loving Kindness Meditation - Loving Kindness for Oneself 39:00
  Leela Sarti
Gaia House The Liberating Intimacy of Being Who You Are

2013-07-05 Meditation Instructions (Sitting and Walking) 56:07
  Leela Sarti
Gaia House The Liberating Intimacy of Being Who You Are

2013-07-05 Becoming Intimate with the Territory of the Heart 60:15
  Leela Sarti
When we simply pause instead of immediately filling up the space, we are called to meet, taste and endure the feeling of emptiness and deficiency. The gift of an authentic willingness to be present with the difficult, without moving beyond our window or capacity of presence, opens up real space and the the satisfying substantiality of the heart; objective compassion, joy and the pleasure of being. Compassion nourishes the attitude of "this too can be here", heals the split between head and heart, and supports us to be present in a robust way. Joy helps us orient inwards instead of externalizing satisfaction and meaning, until we wake up to the knowing that the deepest intimacy is presence.
Gaia House The Liberating Intimacy of Being Who You Are

2013-07-05 The Immediacy of the Four Noble Truths 54:35
  Howard Cohn
Real time investigation, through the body, of the fact of dukkha, cause of dukkha, end of dukkha and the Path.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Yoga

2013-07-05 Renunciation: the path to letting go 58:44
  Patricia Genoud-Feldman
When renunciation is coming from a place of wisdom - the actual experience is joy ; we let go of a lesser happiness for a greater happiness
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2013 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2013-07-05 Impermanence 1:19:41
  Marcia Rose
Mountain Hermitage Sayadaw Vivekananda and Marcia Rose

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