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Dharma Talks
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

2017-06-08 The Wisdom of Nature Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:46
  Mark Coleman
Nature is a perennial teacher. This talk explores the natural wisdom and insight that arises when we spend time outdoors with mindful awareness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Natural Liberation

2017-06-08 The Role Of Effort In The Contemplation Of Phenomena 68:20
  Sayadaw Vivekananda
Definitions of ardent effort. Wholesomeness and unwholesomeness. Ardent effort - Its application and development.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2017-06-07 In Such hard Times 62:35
  Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
An exploration of the challenges and possibilities we encounter as modern lay yogis trying to make progress and have impact outside of intensive retreat
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2017-06-07 Meditation: Home to Awake Awareness 16:58
  Tara Brach
This guided practice establishes a kind, friendly attention with the image and felt sense of a smile, and evokes an embodied presence. We open to the awake awareness that is listening to and feeling the changing sounds and sensations; and then the awake awareness that experiences our own heart. We end with a lovingkindness prayer for ourself and the world.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-06-07 Happiness Is Possible: De-conditioning the Negativity Bias – Part 2 49:45
  Tara Brach
There is an inner freedom that expresses as happiness and peace, and it is accessible when we arrive in openhearted presence. As the Buddha said, “If it were not possible to find liberation, I would not teach about it.” In this two part talk, we will look at the conditioning that blocks happiness and two primary pathways of practice that evolve our consciousness and free our hearts. “We rarely pause when we see something that’s delicious or beautiful or that brings up wonder. We barely pause and just take it in. We really don’t pause much, which is really the essence of savoring…”
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-06-07 Developing Observational Skills 64:56
  Sayadaw Vivekananda
This talk teaches what to pay attention to.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2017-06-07 Compassion for Oneself (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:06
  Kamala Masters
Contemplations on opening to the 1st Noble Truth
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Aging, Dying and Awakening

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