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Dharma Talks
2017-01-12 Metta meditation. 34:01
  Chris Cullen
Guided meditation. Metta is embodied practice– Categories of community, self, benefactor and good friend.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research

2017-01-12 Reflexions on the practice of contemplating mind content (cittānupassanā). Exercises with 3 questions. 53:12
  Akincano Marc Weber
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research

2017-01-11 The Spirit of Metta Practice and the Challenges to Practicing Metta 55:03
  Donald Rothberg
Metta practice offers a radical approach: To bring the wise, kind, and embodied heart to every moment and to every situation, even when things are difficult. Yet there are a number of challenges to such practice. These challenges are identified, and suggestions are given on how to work with these challenges.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta Retreat

2017-01-11 Dissolving Trance with RAIN 1:12:46
  Tara Brach
One of the pervasive expressions of trance is identifying with a limited and separate sense of self. This talk contrasts the self-trance to our intrinsically open, awake and loving awareness. We then explore how the mindfulness and self-compassion in the RAIN practice can directly dissolve trance and reconnect us to our true nature.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-01-11 Reflexions on the role of hedonic tone and attention (vedanā) 43:39
  Akincano Marc Weber
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research

2017-01-11 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Buddhist Practice, and the Needs of Our Times 1: Bringing Wisdom and Love to All Parts of Our Lives 61:11
  Donald Rothberg
We explore the shared heart of the approaches of Buddhist practice and of the life and work of Dr. King (playing a recording of Dr. King reading "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"), pointing to how their integration is crucial to respond to the needs of our times.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2017-01-10 The Wisdom Guided Heart: The Safest Refuge (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:10
  Sylvia Boorstein
Overview of meditation techniques and how they contribute to the development of wisdom and its expression as kindness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta Retreat

2017-01-10 "Cultivating Samadhi" 58:11
  Chris Cullen
Practices for cultivating appreciative fullness and collectiveness using the Jhana factors. Hindrances are also briefly explored
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research

2017-01-10 Contemplating Body – take two (kāyānupassanā) 42:02
  Akincano Marc Weber
Involuntary and voluntary attention – attention vs. mindfulness – the notion of embodiment – pleasure and discomfort and the training of a deliberate attentional relationship. Followed by experiential exercise: Three dimensions of bodily awareness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research

2017-01-09 Spirit Rock, Taking Refuge, Monday Night Dharma Talk 62:55
  Nikki Mirghafori
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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