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Dharma Talks
2017-10-04 Meditation: Saying “Yes” to Life 16:30
  Tara Brach
This meditation guides us in relaxing through the body, then opening to the changing river of experience. By continually relaxing back and letting go into what is unfolding, we discover the natural vastness, wakefulness and vitality of our essential Being. The poet Danna Faulds writes: In the shared quiet, an invitation arises like a white dove lifting from a limb and taking flight. Come and live in truth. Take your place in the flow of grace. Draw aside the veil you thought would always separate your heart from love. All you ever longed for is before you in this moment, if you dare draw in a breath and whisper “yes.”
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-10-04 River of Change – Bringing a Wise Heart to this Impermanent Life – Part 1 54:35
  Tara Brach
These two talks look at how we relate to change – especially the notable changes involving loss of relationships and our own body and mind. We examine our strategies for avoiding uncertainty and fear; the consequences of resisting reality; our refuges of presence and compassion in the face of grief; and the gifts of opening fully to the river of change.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-10-04 The Law Of Karma 64:18
  Annie Nugent
We can get caught up in speculating on karma which is something the Buddha tells us in not helpful and will make us “mad”. The most helpful way to work with karma is to see it in each moment by noticing the suffering and end of suffering dependent on whether we are grasping or meeting the moment with wisdom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-04 Kate Munger and The Threshhold Choir (Drop in program at Spirit Rock) 1:55:30
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2017-10-04 Samadhi - the three streams of energy 23:58
  Thanissara
Breath, jhana factors, kaya sankhara, citta sankhara, vaci sankhara, calming body, uplifting heart/mind, stilling thought
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2017-10-03 Kisa Gotami: Buddha's Deep Compassion Toward Women 40:55
  Ayya Santussika
In this fourth talk in a lecture series on the Great Disciples, the speaker, Ayya Santussika, tells the life story of two enlightened, fully ordained nuns. In fact, there were quite a few of enlightened, fully ordained nuns at the Buddha's time. The speaker also discusses how we can find the key to our own happiness in these nuns' stories, such as letting go, calming the mind, and realizing complete freedom from suffering. Finally, Ayya Santussika describes the Buddha's tremendous compassion for women. In his teachings, the Buddha acknowledged sufferings that were specific to women that are still relevant today.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection The Great Disciples: People and Personalities in the Buddha's Community

2017-10-03 Maranasati Retreat Normalizing Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:44
  Eugene Cash
Great is the matter of Birth-and-Death. Life passed swiftly and is quickly lost Awaken! Awaken! Do not waste your life... Exploring mindfulness of death in Theravada Practice. Looking at the reality of human death in the world today and at the time of the Buddha. The paradox and potential of opening to the reality of death as part of life and Buddhist practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Maranasati: Contemplating Death / Awakening to Life

2017-10-03 Practice As A Path Of Happiness - Part 2 64:11
  James Baraz
Continuation of the last talk: using intention, mindfulness, difficulties, and gratitude as supports to greater well being in practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-03 Challenges and Benefits of Samadhi (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:40
  Susie Harrington
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Settling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Students

2017-10-03 Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Course - Week 4 1:34:12
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Course (2017)

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