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Dharma Talks
2017-05-24 The Reality of Change: Embracing this Living Dying World 53:02
  Tara Brach
“What is it that allows us to open our hearts to every moment of our life? It’s the remembrance that it’s passing and it’s precious.” Our true refuge is reality – only by opening to “things as they are” do we find true peace and freedom. This talk explores impermanence – a key feature of reality. We look at our habits of resisting change – including loss and death, the practices that awaken and open us, and the gifts of letting go into the ever-changing river of experience.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-05-24 Examining Reality: Preparing Ourselves by Grounding in Ethical Integrity (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:16
  Nikki Mirghafori
This talk was given on the second day of a week-long retreat entitled, "Examining Reality". Four ways of practicing with sila (virtue) from the Visuddhimagga are discussed. The talk ends with an invitation to examine our assumptions about our physical experience of reality.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Examining Reality as a Path to Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students

2017-05-24 I Would Have Wanted More, But I Never Wanted Other (Drop-in at Spirit Rock) 2:04:21
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2017-05-24 Day 2: Instructions and Sitting: Approaches to Our Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 40:15
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Examining Reality as a Path to Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students

2017-05-24 Day 2: Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 16:45
  Brian Lesage
Opening to the Pleasant and Noting
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Teachings on the Path of Awakening

2017-05-23 Day 1: Metta Sit with Guidance: Meeting All That Arises with Kindness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 38:15
  Nikki Mirghafori
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Examining Reality as a Path to Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students

2017-05-23 Refuges & Precepts & Introduction to Chanting Them (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:06
  Brian Lesage
This talk offers reflections on one way of understanding the refuges and precepts. It also introduces the practice of chanting the refuges and precepts.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Teachings on the Path of Awakening

2017-05-23 Finding Balance, Sustaining Wise Action 57:32
  Oren J. Sofer
Equanimity arises from understanding the nature of this world, and provides the balanced perspective needed to inform and sustain long service.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat

2017-05-23 Realities and How We Come to See Them (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:01
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Based on the quality of our life (mind included), we come to see things in a clearer perspective. (An: 11,2 Cetana Sutta)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Examining Reality as a Path to Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students

2017-05-23 Day 1: Metta for Self (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 32:00
  Matthew Brensilver
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Teachings on the Path of Awakening

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