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Dharma Talks
2017-06-16 Temporary Liberation of Mind Through the Four Brhamaviharas (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:36
  Ayya Santacitta
A Guided Meditation
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Middle Way Monastic Retreat

2017-06-15 Question & Answer Session (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 65:37
  Ayya Santacitta
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Middle Way Monastic Retreat

2017-06-15 Benefactors: Part 2, Helping Others Shine. 64:51
  James Baraz
Description: This is a follow-up to James' "Appreciating Our Benefactors" talk (5-25-17). Besides gratitude for those who've been our benefactors, we can see ourselves as passing on the kindness and caring we've received. We can and do have a significant effect on everyone around us. We can practice seeing the beautiful qualities in others, believing in them and bringing out the best in them. By doing so we help them shine, make a meaningful contribution to the world and experience great joy. This talk also includes some words about James' local basketball team the Golden State Warriors, who just became NBA champions. The coach, Steve Kerr, tries to instill four core qualities in his players--joy, mindfulness, compassion and competition. And the players' unselfish style, subjugating individual glory for the good of the team, is the key to their success. They embody the attitude of bringing out the best and enjoying seeing each other shine.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2017-06-15 Death is Inevitable (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:33
  Ayya Santacitta
Guided meditation on Death
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Middle Way Monastic Retreat

2017-06-15 Atammayata 57:49
  Susie Harrington
Where there is freedom from self identification and object fabrication, from subject/object duality, we have the experience of atammayata , "not made of that"
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Emptiness: A Meditation & Study Retreat for Experienced Students

2017-06-15 Meditation Instructions - day 2 40:18
  Susie Harrington
Setting and Stabilizing. Bahiya and the sense of I
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Emptiness: A Meditation & Study Retreat for Experienced Students

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

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