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2014-09-26 Guided Meditation On Forgiveness 60:54
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Forgiveness does not mean condoning others evil or unskillful behaviors, but it does mean letting go of the emotion connection of feeling hurt and wounded.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

2014-09-26 Morning Meditation Instructions 59:20
  Joseph Goldstein
Understanding intention
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

2014-09-25 "Behind is Just a State of Mind" 57:27
  James Baraz
The external pressure to accomplish and keep up we may feel from others is usually not as burdensome as the internal pressure we put on ourselves. How can we see through this self-created suffering and live our life with more ease?
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2014-09-25 Holy Curosity 56:49
  Winnie Nazarko
The role of investigation (Dhammavicaya) in opening wisdom, which liberates the mind. a description of the way investigation happens in teacher/retreatant interviews
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

2014-09-24 Viriya: energy strength and courage 57:26
  Joseph Goldstein
Perseverance and effort
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

2014-09-24 Awakening from the Landlocked Self 1:22:22
  Tara Brach
The Buddha taught that our suffering arises from forgetting who we are. This talk explores the trance of identifying as Somebody, and the compassionate witnessing that allows us to discover the freedom of our natural being.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2014-09-24 The Inner Nun 61:10
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-09-24 Morning Meditation Instructions 62:13
  Winnie Nazarko
Some examples of how things can be noted when practicing "open awareness". Response to a question about "trying" in meditation
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

2014-09-23 Body: A Matter of Life 47:34
  Shaila Catherine
This talk was given as a part of the series "Enhancing Mindfulness Skills: A Seven-Week Series Dedicated to Cultivating Transformative Insight." This talk focuses on "Four Elements." It is a traditional practice of mindfulness of the body. In ancient India, the materiality of the body was thought to be composed of four elements—earth, fire, wind and water. These four elements, in turn, have twelve characteristics—(earth) heaviness and lightness, hardness and softness, roughness and smoothness; (fire) heat and coolness; (wind) pushing and supporting; (water) fluidity and cohesion. All of these characteristics can be known with our mind and in our body. Discerning the characteristics of material elements will lead to a profound contemplation of impermanence and death. Seeing the impermanence of the body, we know we cannot control it. The body is not-self, it is not possessable, not I, and not eternally me. Understanding the impermanence of material elements and this body composed of elements, we learn to let go. This talk concludes with a guided meditation of body scans, with emphasis on the four elements and their respective characteristics.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2014-09-23 Presence 43:07
  Julie Wester
Women's Innate Wisdom - importance of practice for recognizing and stabilizing access. Stories of women's lives. Inquiry: what keeps us from being present? How does it feel to be present right now?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Power of Presence: A Retreat for Women

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