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Dharma Talks
2013-09-04 From Egoic to Unconditioned Loving 1:25:33
  Tara Brach
When we are caught in the sense of separation and unmet needs, our love is marbled with fear and attachment. This talk describes the chain of conditioning that perpetuates the constrictions of egoic love and explores several courageous activities--sharing our vulnerability, expressing love, extending and receiving love-- that awaken us to the vastness and freedom of pure loving awareness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2013-09-05 The Illusion of Self, Equanimity and Beyond the Abyss 53:01
  Leela Sarti
To ask 'who am I?' is not a theoretical or esoteric question, but a practical question to ask in the midst of life. A steadiness of awareness makes it possible to trace the process of identity in relationship to body, mind, our belief, our roles, our situations in life and beyond any sense of self. When we are less identified we become more spacious and easy going. The radiant heart quality of equanimity - upekka - is essential when it comes to loosening fixed identity and living a life that embraces form and emptiness in a natural and authentic way.
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

2013-09-05 Emaho!: How Amazing! 52:19
  James Baraz
When we look deeply into reality we see things with a fresh eye and open to the miracles that are all around us. This sense of wonder and awe helps our mindfulness practice come alive especially developing the awakening factors of investigation, energy and joy.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2013-09-06 Morning Instructions 57:02
  Deborah Ratner Helzer
Mindfulness of thoughts and mental states
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Cultivating a Wise Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat

2013-09-06 Samvega - Spiritual Urgency 58:44
  Marcia Rose
What brings us to spiritual practice? What has moved, inspired and urged you to find a clear and wholesome "other way" than feeling overrun with old reactive habit patterns of sadness, fear, attachment, anger and confusion? Samvega is the movement of the heart - an inner response towards an urgency to practice and an urgency to awaken!
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2013 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2013-09-06 Introduction To The Brahma Viharas 55:37
  Deborah Ratner Helzer
The back story to the metta sutta and an overview of the four sublime abidings
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Cultivating a Wise Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat

2013-09-08 Why Practice? 30:19
  Ayya Anandabodhi
Aloka Vihara (Mindfulness Care Center)

2013-09-08 Wisdom or Knowledge? 32:18
  Ayya Santacittā
Aloka Vihara (Mindfulness Care Center)

2013-09-08 A Dharma of Love and the Natural Mind 18:28
  Rick Hanson
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2013-09-08 Your Loving Nature 20:44
  Rick Hanson
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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