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Dharma Talks
2017-12-22 Guided Metta Meditation 51:33
  Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge December 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2017-12-21 A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in Any Moment -- Insights from her book. 62:37
  Spring Washam
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2017-12-21 Guided Meditation - 3 Characteristics as Ways of Looking 46:00
  Zohar Lavie
Sangha Seva Dharmalaya Silent Retreat

2017-12-21 Five Aspects of Liberation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:03
  John Travis
Impermanence--The Body--Views and Opinions--The Self-Awareness
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat

2017-12-20 Gratitude, Generosity and Emptiness 57:54
  Zohar Lavie
Sangha Seva Dharmalaya Silent Retreat

2017-12-20 My Religion is Kindness – Part 2 32:38
  Tara Brach
Authentic kindness must include the life within us. These two talks examine the movement from an armored to a free and loving heart. The first looks at how we can awaken from the trance of unworthiness and establish a genuinely caring relationship with our inner life. In the second we explore how self-kindness awakens us to the heartspace that naturally includes all of life. This talk is dedicated especially to youthful listeners on this solstice evening.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-12-20 Meditation: “Yes” to Life 13:00
  Tara Brach
This guided practice awakens a relaxed and friendly attention that rests in the breath and opens to whatever is arising. We deepen that presence with the intention to truly say “Yes” to experience, allowing life to be just as it is.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-12-20 Transforming Fear Into Love (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:49
  Heather Sundberg
The Talk explores three ways that we can transform Fear into Love: Naming & Welcoming, Releasing Reactivity through the Nervous System, and Lovingkindness. The Talk ends with a moving true story of one woman's journey from fear into love & the service she offers to the world out of her understanding.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat

2017-12-20 Second Morning Instructions: An Overview (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 40:04
  Donald Rothberg
Instructions on breath, body and senses, thoughts, and emotions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat

2017-12-19 Feeling Emotions 41:31
  Shaila Catherine
Shaila Catherine discusses the importance of developing mindfulness of emotions and mental states. Human beings have the capacity to experience a wide range of emotions—they may be subtle or intense, unwholesome or wholesome. Working with emotions requires energy and courage to be willing to face the raw fact that this mental state is present. We can become aware of, and work skillfully with, any emotional state including anger, hate, gratitude, fear, sadness, calmness, insecurity, contentment, grief, tranquility, lust, compassion, loneliness, jealousy, envy, restlessness, peacefulness, faith, love. Emotions are changing mental states that arise in conjunction with every perception. When we are mindful of emotions we drop the conceptual narrative of the story line and investigate how the mind operates. What conditions nourish each mental state, and what conditions cause them to end? How do these mental states affect the clarity of our perception? We can observe the dynamic interaction of emotions and the body, and learn to work with emotions in conjunction with their somatic manifestations. We might gather ideas for investigation by reviewing the detailed Abhidhamma categories of mental states and the factors that constitute each state, or we might simply observe the arising and ceasing of mental states in activity and our meditation.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

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