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Dharma Talks
2014-08-28 The What, Why and How of Dharma Practice 59:45
  James Baraz
Coming to retreat people often ask themselves "What are we doing and why?" This talk explains the basic principles of vipassana, why it's so transformative and attitudes that support the deepening of that transformation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Retreat

2014-08-28 Reflection. Dhammānupassanā. Contemplation of Mindobjects and States. 24:49
  Akincano Marc Weber
Structural difference of the 4th satipaṭṭhāna in comparison to the other three. Focusing on the nivāraṇa (hindrances) and bojjhaṅga (awakening factors) as possibilities for inquiry and investigation.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-08-27 Une méditation guidée, un enseignement et une dernière méditation guidée 53:02
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2014-08-27 Loving Truth - The Power of Investigation 1:19:21
  Tara Brach
A key element in spiritual awakening is wise and compassionate investigation. This talk explores how investigation and inquiry (the use of questions) serves emotional healing, intimacy with others and the deepest realization of who we are.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2014-08-27 Dharma Talk 1:16:51
  Larry Rosenberg
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2014-08-27 Practicing with Challenges 5 - Working with Conflict 2 66:06
  Donald Rothberg
We continue to explore how to practice with conflicts, focusing especially on the vision of non-dual conflict transformation and empathy, learning particularly though a series of exercises.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-08-26 Awakening The Belly 53:30
  Leela Sarti
The gut is sometimes referred to as the second brain. It takes guts to live and practice in this beautiful, sweet, terrible and messy existence. The more we turn to life, open to life, the more our metabolisation of stored up past experiences accelerates. Full presence in belly, heart and head makes us more open to the Nothingness that is the deepest nature of reality. When we are natural in ourselves we know how to let go.
Gaia House Joyful Living

2014-08-25 Relaxinig The Heart 58:50
  Leela Sarti
The heart is the territory of our being where things are made personal. It is also the place were our most difficult personal issues are located. The awakened heart is a natural expression real openess, warm acceptance and the joy of being. A fierce, beating heart is needed in order to skillfully meet and transform shame and self-judgement. The fierce heart puts gentle pressure on all our defenses and structures, and when we melt a little, into the the authenticity of our heart, we become nourished but less demanding of life. The natural curiosity and peaceful simplicity of the heart emerges.
Gaia House Joyful Living

2014-08-25 Second Morning - Joyful Living Instructions 31:30
  Leela Sarti
Gaia House Joyful Living

2014-08-24 Joy and Presence 56:27
  Leela Sarti
The fragmentation of life has a chance of ending when we drop into embodied presence. When our awareness is immediate and intimate with experience we can disentangle ourselves from inner stories, commentaries, concepts, and contracted ideas. The most basic function of the personality is the reduction and the restriction of awareness, but through our own practice we free and expand awareness and learn that it can be a transformative experience to simply pause instead of immediatly filling up the space. When we are open to the immediacy of life, even when it is difficult, the heart responds with kindness, equanimity and joy.
Gaia House Joyful Living

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