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Dharma Talks
2017-03-31 Open Awareness Instructions & Q&A 54:36
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Day 4 instructions morning practice period, plus questions and answers. Last full day of retreat.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight and Awakening: The Liberating Art of Samatha-Vipassana

2017-03-30 "The Problem With Being a Good Meditator" 53:57
  James Baraz
At times our meditation practice is a powerful delicious experience. The factors of awakening like concentration, calm, joy or equanimity may be strong. As wonderful as that is, the mind can easily grasp as if that were the real goal of practice. But when we're attached or take ownership of those states they become a trap--sometimes referred to as the stink of enlightenment--and we miss the true freedom that practice can reveal.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2017-03-30 Some Different Ways of Looking at Dharma Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:01
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Different perspectives on dharma and retreat. Practice as an act of devotion, purification, lab experiment and more.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight and Awakening: The Liberating Art of Samatha-Vipassana

2017-03-30 Day Three: Afternoon Instructions- Unstoppable Friendliness 59:03
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Guided Metta-well wishing (Q&A). Loving kindness to benefactor, friend, neutral person, self.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight and Awakening: The Liberating Art of Samatha-Vipassana

2017-03-30 Day 6 - Ways of Looking - Anatta, not self 59:17
  Zohar Lavie
Instructions in the hall - bringing awareness to the interconnected nature of all phenomena and their lack of inherent self existence
Sangha Seva Dharmalaya Silent Retreat

2017-03-30 Day Three: Morning Instructions-Vedana (feeling tone) 52:57
  Will Kabat-Zinn
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight and Awakening: The Liberating Art of Samatha-Vipassana

2017-03-29 Emptiness, Self and Dependent Arising 50:30
  Zohar Lavie
Sangha Seva Dharmalaya Silent Retreat

2017-03-29 Healing Addiction: De-conditioning the Hungry Ghosts 52:38
  Tara Brach
This talk examines the suffering that arises when due to unmet needs for love and safety, our desire becomes narrowed and fixated on substitute gratifications. We then explore how we can bring mindfulness and self-compassion to the habits of obsessing, over-consuming and hurting ourselves and others that keep us from true happiness, connectedness and peace.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-03-29 Meditation: Loving Presence – (with a smile body scan) 20:10
  Tara Brach
This guided meditation helps cultivate the heartspace that can hold our life with tenderness and grace. We begin by using the image and felt sense of a smile in a body scan, and then open to the spacious presence that includes the changing moment to moment flow of experience. The meditation closes with a few minutes of offering loving blessings to our inner life, dear ones in need and all beings.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-03-29 Day Two: Afternoon Instructions-Working with Thoughts 46:10
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Guided practice in investigating thought in practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight and Awakening: The Liberating Art of Samatha-Vipassana

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