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Dharma Talks
2014-08-20 The Variety of Samadhi Experience 65:55
  Phillip Moffitt
Multiple suggestions for firming up the practice at this point, riding the momentum of a collected, unified mind. Includes 'Gladdening of the Mind' guided meditation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2014-08-20 Bringing Awareness to Doing 1:19:07
  Tara Brach
One of the core domains of egoic trance is addictive doing - chronic activity driven by fear and wanting that keeps us from realizing a wholeness of Being. This talk looks at how addictive doing keeps us in the map of time, identified as a separate self, always on our way somewhere else. We then explore ways we undo this conditioning by pausing and opening to the liberating dimension of Being.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2014-08-20 Practicing with Challenges 4 - Working with Conflict 60:11
  Donald Rothberg
We explore a more relational way of practicing with challenges, looking at practicing with conflict. We examine some of the personal and cultural conditioning about conflict, as well as ways to bring wisdom, empathy, compassion and skillful action into conflicts, whether inner, interpersonal or social. Conflict is defined more neutrally and simply as a difference in objectives, goals or values.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
Attached Files:
  • A Methodology for the Non-Dual Transformation of Conflicts: The Work of Johan Galtung by Donald Rothberg (PDF)

2014-08-20 Metta Practice, Day 5 63:48
  Phillip Moffitt
Radiating Metta
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2014-08-20 Morning Instructions Day 5 52:42
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Guided Meditation: exploring the effort side of maintaining continuity of the breath; aiming and sustaining
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2014-08-19 Mindfulness in Close Relationships 41:37
  Matthew Brensilver
This talk was given as a part of the series "Where Rubber Meets the Road: A Series on Mindful Living." A real place for us to check our practice is in our relationships. After all, we are deeply relational beings. Sometimes, our deepest grooves in our minds are only stimulated in relationships. Defilements and habits of mind, such as greed, anger, and delusion, arise in ways that they don't in other situations. In other words, forces of suffering that are latent in other situations can arise in the context of close relationships. Fortunately, this is actually not bad news. Rather, it offers us opportunity to practice, to see ourselves more clearly, to become more free, and to see how we can untangle the love from clinging.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2014-08-19 Beauty, Happiness and the Breath 57:05
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Beauty and happiness are important supports and the proximate causes for the development of concentration. Inclining towards these wholesome qualities with balanced effort is an important part of the practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2014-08-18 Concentration and Purification 62:40
  Tempel Smith
From the point of developing the Five Jhana Factors to establishing absorption in meditation, there are processes of purification. Yet as we purify our hearts and minds, a deeper happiness and contentment arises from within.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2014-08-18 Metta Practice, Day 3 44:59
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Metta for Benefactor/friend/self
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2014-08-18 Dharma and Anxiety 47:38
  Matthew Brensilver
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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