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2016-10-12 Seeking What’s True – Within Ourselves, Beyond Our Self, With Each Other – (Part 2 of 3) 1:12:41
  Tara Brach
The ground of the spiritual path is realizing the nature of reality and living our lives from this awakened heart and mind. The first of this three-part series examines the process of radical self-honesty – the non-judgmental recognition of what’s going on inside us, and especially what has been outside of our conscious awareness. The second talk deepens this process with the practices of self-inquiry, looking directly into the one who is seeking truth. The third part explores the challenges and blessings of honesty in our relationships.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2016-10-12 Cutting through identification with consciousness 52:48
  Joseph Goldstein
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1

2016-10-12 Empathy: Its Nature, What Makes It Hard, and How to Develop It 64:21
  Donald Rothberg
We explore the nature of empathy and its importance, the biological basis for empathy, what gets in the way of empathy, several ways to practice empathy, and what empathy looks like when highly developed.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2016-10-12 Day 1 Morning Instructions-Introduction to Mindfulness 1:11:11
  Mark Coleman
The meditation instructions begin with an orientation to mindfulness and concentration practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Natural Radiance-The Freedom of Awareness

2016-10-12 Morning Reflection - Guided Meditation - Beginning to Nurture Samadhi 13:02
  Brian Lesage
This brief morning reflection offers a brief guided meditation for allowing the mind and body to settle.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 1 to November 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2016-10-11 Wisdom and compassion 62:21
  Carol Wilson
Some reflections on how both wisdom and compassion mutually support each other and naturally grow in our practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1

2016-10-11 Samadhi and the Five Jhana Factors 48:25
  Brian Lesage
This talk introduces the quality of Samadhi and briefly describes the five jhana factors.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 1 to November 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2016-10-11 Course - Introduction to Mindfulness - Week 4 55:50
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Course - Introduction to Mindfulness
Attached Files:
  • Strategies for Working with Obstacles to Mindfulness By Mark Nunberg (Google Doc)

2016-10-11 Metta for a difficult person. 49:35
  Jaya Rudgard
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1

2016-10-10 Practicing with Views and Opinions, Cultivating Empathy 1:25:00
  Donald Rothberg
In the context of the current election campaign as well as the context of our daily lives, we explore how to understand and practice with our views, opinions, and interpretations. We first look at the nature of views, the Buddha’s teachings on views, and three main ways to practice with views, with particular attention to being mindful of reactivity (attachment and aversion) in relation to views. We then examine the nature of empathy and how to cultivate empathy in relationship to others (and ourselves), including those with different views.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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