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Dharma Talks
2012-01-25 Part 1: Three Blessings on the Journey 1:24:06
  Tara Brach
Drawing on a wonderful teaching story from the Upanishads, these two talks explore the role of forgiveness, inner fire and looking at our own minds, in finding freedom.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2012-01-26 Amazing Grace 48:48
  James Baraz
Suffering is an integral part of life—the First Noble Truth. How is it possible that some people go through suffering and even trauma and, instead of becoming bitter or damaged, use it as a catalyst for deep compassion and awakening? Most people don’t realize they have the choice to work skillfully with regard to the challenges life gives them. This is one of the greatest blessings of practice. Consciously appreciating this blessing brings a deeper connection to practice.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2012-01-26 Love, Ethics and Leadership 57:26
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Waking Up As Leaders

2012-01-26 Leadership & Emotional Intelligence 43:29
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Waking Up As Leaders

2012-01-26 Leadership and Nature 31:02
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Waking Up As Leaders

2012-01-26 The Sacred Feminine 56:57
  Spring Washam
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Way of the Sacred Feminine

2012-01-27 Leadership and Balance 59:53
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Waking Up As Leaders

2012-01-27 Psychotherapy and Meditation 1:47:01
  Mark Epstein
This evening’s talk will address the overlap between psychotherapy and meditation, from the perspective of a Western psychiatrist whose introduction to the study of the mind came through Buddhist meditation. Discussion will center on how primal emotions like aggression and desire are handled. While it is often assumed that Buddhism counsels suppression or eradication of such energies, Mark Epstein will propose another model. Drawn from his studies of both D.W. Winnicott and the Buddha, this evening’s presentation will use the Buddha’s own inner struggle as a model for our own. Meditation instruction will be offered. Mark Epstein is a Harvard trained psychiatrist with a private practice in New York City. A longtime student of Joseph Golstein and Jack Kornfield, he is the author of a number of works about the overlap of Buddhism and psychotherapy, including Thoughts without a Thinker, Going to Pieces without Falling Apart, and Psychotherapy without the Self.
New York Insight Meditation Center NYI Regular Talks

2012-01-28 Morning Guided Meditation: Grounded and Spacious 31:06
  Julie Wester
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Way of the Sacred Feminine

2012-01-28 Work and Play 19:09
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Waking Up As Leaders

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