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Dharma Talks
2017-06-14 Meditation: Homecoming to Our Life Breath 15:59
  Tara Brach
Perhaps the most universal place to collect and deepen attention is the breath. This meditation begins with an intentional breath that calms the nervous system, and then opens to a clear, intimate presence with our natural breathing. With breath as our home base, we practice returning again and again when the mind becomes distracted. As presence grows, we can let the breath be in the foreground, and include whatever waves of life come and go. This brings a quiet mind, and a peaceful, happy heart.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-06-14 Stories That Imprison Our Heart – Part 1 53:00
  Tara Brach
Our suffering arises from fear-based stories that are often outside our awareness. These include stories of our deficiency or importance, of being a victim, of being unseen or unloved, of facing failure or rejection. This is true collectively too. We have shared stories of bad “others” that fuel wars, shared stories of the value of continued growth in consumption and production that destroy our earth, shared stories of our human right to enslave and violate other animals. We have the capacity to bring the stories that separate and imprison us into the light of awareness, and with great compassion, loosen their grip. These two talks look at the ways fear-based stories create suffering, and how awakening from them reveals the freedom of our true, and universal, belonging.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-06-14 Body-Feeling-Mind States (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 41:53
  Ayya Santacitta
A guided meditation on the first three foundations of mindfulness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Middle Way Monastic Retreat

2017-06-14 Entry Into Emptiness: Honoring and Settling In. 55:31
  Brian Lesage
This talk offers reflection on honoring tradition and settling into meditation from one perspective on emptiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Emptiness: A Meditation & Study Retreat for Experienced Students

2017-06-14 Five Opportunities for Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 22:08
  Ayya Santacitta
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Middle Way Monastic Retreat

2017-06-14 Brief and simple guided meditation for arriving into retreat. 41:43
  Brian Lesage
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Emptiness: A Meditation & Study Retreat for Experienced Students

2017-06-13 Two Kinds of Truth (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 40:49
  Ayya Santacitta
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Middle Way Monastic Retreat

2017-06-10 Understanding freedom as related wisdom. 63:22
  Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
A shared talk with Jesse and Michelle McDonald
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Lovingkindness and Insight Weekend

2017-06-10 Relating to Ourselves and Others with Love and Wisdom 53:52
  Jean Esther
True North Insight The Dharma of Relationships

2017-06-09 Maranasati: Dying and Awakening (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:23
  Eugene Cash
Exploring what we think death is and it’s role and function as part of Buddhist meditation and realization. We examine the role of death in our conventional lives with the arising and passing of roles, worlds we’re involved with & times and stages of our life that pass. What happens as we normalize the dying process as part of the great letting go. How does letting go reveal the awakened heart?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Aging, Dying and Awakening

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