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Dharma Talks
2018-08-10 34 instructions: Seven Factors of Awakening 16:50
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of the Seven Factors of Awakening, their relationship to the five hindrances, and their role in supporting insight
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion

2018-08-09 "How to Practice When Life is Difficult." 53:17
  Kate Munding
This is a practice that brings in ease to the mind and body, offering relief from our dukkha while also supporting more mental clarity to see through some of our confusion and aversion. It can be used for stress, grief, and being overwhelmed. It can also be used to prepare for more concentration and steady mindfulness when the mind or body is a bit stirred up.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2018-08-09 Beginning Insights of Vipassana Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:06
  Tempel Smith
After even a few days of insight meditation, we can begin to see clearly that thoughts are only concepts in the present. We can also see the impermanent and ever changing conditional nature of all of our experiences.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight for Young Adults

2018-08-09 32 guided meditation: practising mudita or appreciative joy for a good friend 21:19
  Jill Shepherd
Starting with metta practice, then turning it towards what's going well in a good friend's life, and offering them mudita or appreciative joy using the reciting phrases method of practice
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion

2018-08-09 31 instructions: mudita or appreciative joy practice 14:53
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of mudita, appreciative joy, as one of the four brahmavihara practices, and how to practice it for a good friend
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion

2018-08-09 30 guided meditation: compassion for a good friend 28:58
  Jill Shepherd
Guided compassion meditation for a good friend, using the reciting phrases method of practice
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion

2018-08-09 29 instructions: compassion 12:36
  Jill Shepherd
Instructions for practising compassion for a good friend who is currently experiencing challenges
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion

2018-08-08 Meditation: Letting Go of Doing 21:50
  Tara Brach
Meditation becomes truly freeing in the moments when there is no controlling whatsoever; when nothing is resisted or grasped after. This guided meditation begins with a simple body scan, relaxing and awakening to sensations in the body and then including the play of sound. Then we let go of any doing, and simply notice and allow the changing flow of experience, letting life be just as it is. In this pure allowing presence we become aware of the background silence that is listening. The invitation is to relax and be the awareness that is conscious of all that is unfolding.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-08-08 Healing Depression with Meditation – Part 2 52:19
  Tara Brach
Most people get depressed at times, and many suffer greatly from bouts of major depression. At the heart of the suffering is the experience of severed belonging—of being imprisoned in the pain of separation, unworthiness, unlovability and hopelessness. These two talks explore several meditation practices that reconnect us with our natural aliveness, openheartedness and awareness. They empower us to develop our inner resources, energize us to awaken, free us from rumination and remind us that we are not our depressive thoughts and feelings. The growing realization of the loving awareness that is our home heals the very roots of depression.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-08-08 You Have the Paper Clip (Wise Effort) (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:32
  JoAnna Hardy
The 4 wise efforts for Young Adult Retreat.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight for Young Adults

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