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Dharma Talks
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

2017-06-07 Committed Action, Non-Attachment to Outcome 2 (Drop-in Program at Spirit Rock) 67:39
  Donald Rothberg
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2017-06-06 Being Present: The Fundamentals (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 38:49
  Grove Burnett
A practical discussion of the basics of the practice of mindfulness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Natural Liberation

2017-06-06 Six Sense Door Equanimity Practice 45:44
  Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2017-06-06 Wisdom of Aging (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:49
  Eugene Cash
What is it to age and how do we apply, learn and discover the dharma at this phase of life? We recognize the difficulties and joys of aging. Having lived a long life can bring a mature equanimity as the basis of our practice and life. Dharma points us to the simplicity of life and practice highlighted in Buddha’s instructions to Bahiya.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Aging, Dying and Awakening

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