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Dharma Talks
2004-11-25 Thanksgiving 42:55
  John Travis
Thanks as a factor of wisdom. Giving as an aspect of compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2004-11-23 Wholeness and Healing through Generosity 62:13
  Rodney Smith
Notice how frequently you second-guess your generosity. You may have the desire to be generous but you let it pass without acting. This week act upon any impulse to be generous: if you have the thought to give something to someone, do not delay or second-guess the impulse. Give. Each time you open the Internet this week begin by going to thehungersite.com and offer a free donation to all the similar sites listed on that web page. Say metta phrases to each disadvantaged group as you make the offering. May all being have sufficient food; may all beings be free of breast cancer.... Feel the pain associated with each category of people and wish them well. Explore the relationship between feeling pain for another and generosity. Does the pain motivate you to move towards or away from giving? Notice your meditative posture and see if the chest and shoulders are fully open when you sit. How does your posture affect your mind? As you move through the day notice your posture when you feel selfish or irritable. Notice it when you feel generous and confident. When you feel selfish and closed down to generosity adjust your posture to a more open stance and see if that has any effect on your state of mind.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

2004-11-23 Metta Guided Meditation 34:05
  Shaila Catherine
Guided meditation, meditation instructions
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Featured Guided Meditations

2004-11-23 Featured Guided Meditations 2:44:38
The teachers at Insight Meditation South Bay frequently guide meditation for the community. These recordings vary in length and style. They may include instructions for specific meditation techniques, introduce a dhamma theme, offer general mindfulness reminders, or present meditation instructions at the beginning of an otherwise silent session. Please listen to these recordings in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Turn off your phone, and settle into a comfortable meditative posture. Plan to meditate for 30-45 minutes even if the recording is brief and verbal instructions last for only a few minutes. You may enjoy brief recordings at the beginning of meditation session, and then continue to meditate in silence for as long as you wish. Silent periods during longer recordings are intentional; moments of silence allow time for you to practice the instructions that were previously explained.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2004-11-21 Engaging With The World 48:10
  Jose Reissig
Free from identity fabrications, we learn to cultivate a direct relationship to the circumstances of our personal and social lives and to the vast web of things.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties

2004-11-21 Balance 54:48
  Sharon Salzberg
Balance as the essence of practice, underlying form.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2004-11-20 Saturday Night Closing Session 35:03
  James Baraz
The Saturday night session of the lawyers retreat. What's going on in mindfulness and law. Right livelihood.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2004-11-20 Opening To The Depths Of Being 39:46
  Jose Reissig
How do we access the space where we can be free? And, how do we abide in that space?
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties

2004-11-19 The Power Of Mindfulness 53:54
  James Baraz
This talk was given at the Lawyer's Retreat. It focused on a description of four characteristics of mindfulness - seeing things clearly, permanence, being present and watching the judging mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2004-11-19 Fabricating Reality 43:28
  Jose Reissig
We get easily hooked by the media, both in the marketing and the political arenas, because of their clever appeal to our I-making and our us-making tendencies. As we become aware of this we realize that we need not fall for this.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties

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