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Dharma Talks
2018-05-16 Not-Self (Anatta) in the Context of the Three Ways of Seeing Leading to Liberating Insight (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:26
  Donald Rothberg
After clarifying further the fundamental practices of our retreat, particularly the three ways of seeing leading to liberating insight, we examine the third way of seeing—seeing anatta (or not-self). We focus less on understanding this way of seeing conceptually, and more on identifying two main ways of practicing—(1) opening to being mindful of the flow of experience, increasingly with a “thinned out” self or lack of self, and (2) noticing and being mindful of when there is a “thick” sense of self.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity and Awareness Retreat

2018-05-16 Meditation – Resting in Breath, Relaxing into Life 21:21
  Tara Brach
This meditation invites us to collect our attention with a calming breath, and then with the senses as a home base, settle into presence. The reminders encourage a letting go of thoughts, shifting from virtual reality into the aliveness of moment-to-moment experience. In that letting go into life we find the stillness, wakefulness and openness of our true nature.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-05-16 Seeing Basic Goodness – Part 1 52:37
  Tara Brach
Most of us long to trust our goodness, but get caught in stories of deficiency and striving to affirm we’re ok. These talks look at the block to realizing the loving awareness that is our essence, and the practices that help us see this essential goodness – in ourselves, dear ones and in those we might habitually consider different or “other.” Both talks include reflections that can help us appreciate the basic goodness that lives through these precious, changing forms. “Saints are what they are, not because their sanctity makes them admirable to others, but because the gift of sainthood makes it possible for them to admire everyone else.” -Thomas Merton
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-05-16 The Art of Retreating - Talk 55:51
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2018-05-16 Day 3: Brahma Vihara Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:15
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity and Awareness Retreat

2018-05-16 1st day of Equanimity Instructions for this retreat (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:22
  Kamala Masters
Developing Equanimity for Neutral person and Benefactor
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity and Awareness Retreat

2018-05-16 Three Characteristics of How It Is 60:06
  Anna Douglas
"Reality is that which doesn't go away when we stop believing in it."
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2018-05-15 The roles of mindfulness, metta and equanimity in our practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:59
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Equanimity is central to the Buddha's teachings and practices, and so underlies and supports both mindfulness and metta (loving-kindness). For Samma Sati, Right Mindfulness, to develop, equanimity needs to function to keep us connected with experiences even when they are difficult or challenging, to deepen insight into the true nature of reality. In metta practice, equanimity keeps the heart open when conditions are not ideal for kindness - and they are often not ideal!
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity and Awareness Retreat

2018-05-15 Impermanence is a doorway to Freedom (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:58
  Susie Harrington
the Buddha taught that the recognition of arising and passion away (Anicca) is the doorway to freedom. In this talk, we explore impermanence and it’s relationship to dukkha. To let go ov our argument with the reality – with the way things are, to the nature of changing phenomena, opens up to the possibility of ease and freedom: “All things are impermanent/ They arise and they pass away./ To live in harmony with this truth/ Brings great happiness.”
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Settling, Seeing and Spacious Awareness Retreat

2018-05-15 Equanimity-Seeing the World with Quiet Eyes (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 68:31
  Kamala Masters
This is similar to other talks with the same title, but includes understanding the practice of equanimity for this particular retreat.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity and Awareness Retreat

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