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Dharma Talks
2017-07-26 Meditation – Relaxing into Sleep (no bell at end) 14:27
  Tara Brach
This meditation can help us to access a relaxed attentiveness, or alternately, serve as a pathway to ease-filled sleep.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-07-26 Meditation: Living Presence – Awakening with a Smile 18:45
  Tara Brach
This practice uses the image and felt sense of a smile as we scan through the body, include sound and relax back into the awareness that is the source of all experience. By letting life be just as it is, we become pure living presence – wakeful, open and tender.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-07-26 Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part I: Forgiveness 49:15
  Tara Brach
This 3- part series explores three capacities we all have, that when cultivated, bring spiritual awakening and serve the healing of our world. Drawing on an ancient teaching story from India, we explore together the power of a forgiving heart, the inner fire that expresses as courage and dedication, and the inquiry of “who am I” that reveals our deepest nature.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-07-26 Being With and Letting Go 51:50
  Martine Batchelor
Gaia House Secular Buddhist Meditation Retreat

2017-07-26 The Dharma in the Holy Land 2: Dharma Practice, The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and Inter-Generational Trauma 1:17:35
  Donald Rothberg
In this second talk following Donald’s five weeks in Israel/Palestine, we focus first on how to bring our practice to difficult and sometimes stuck places generally, whether individual, interpersonal, or collective. What helps? We then, with a deep breath, examine the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with the aim of bringing empathy, compassion, understanding, and other aspects of our practice to what we interpret as a conflict between two traumatized peoples (albeit an asymmetrical conflict in which one side has much more economic, social, political, and military power). How do we understand, approach, and transform such inter-generational trauma? Some initial steps are identified, again with the suggestion that the dynamics are similar to many less complex but still very difficult and stuck situations of an individual or interpersonal nature.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2017-07-26 The 5 Hindrances and the 4 Floods (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:11
  Bonnie Duran
This talk is about the very common experiences of early retreat. Not perfect - Not Permanent - Not Personal
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation as a Path to Freedom

2017-07-25 Secular Samadhi 55:12
  Stephen Batchelor
Reflections on the practice of the jhanas, a personal account of the role of meditation in my life.
Gaia House Secular Buddhist Meditation Retreat

2017-07-25 Instructions - Hearing and Seeing 24:43
  Martine Batchelor
Gaia House Secular Buddhist Meditation Retreat

2017-07-25 Path of the Buddha (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 64:47
  Howard Cohn
The Buddha's path of awakening to the four noble truths.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation as a Path to Freedom

2017-07-24 Buddhist Studies Course - The Five Hindrances - Week 3 1:37:52
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - The Five Hindrances

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