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2018-01-18 Special Guests: Harold Hedelman, Lee Ballance and Mary Selkirk from Citizens Climate Lobby, which is one of the most respected environmental organizations. 53:17
  James Baraz
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2018-01-17 The Buddha's Eightfold Path 55:41
  Matthew Daniell
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2018-01-17 Meditation: Receiving Life with an Open Awareness 20:44
  Tara Brach
We begin with listening and then bring a receptive attention to experience the life of the body. We then open the attention to the whole field of sensations and sound, and rest in the openness and presence that includes all the changing currents of experience.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-01-17 Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us – Part 1 46:54
  Tara Brach
A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning leads us to creating a bad self and turn on ourselves. These two talks explore how we subscribe to societal myths and beliefs that perpetuate this “bad othering,” and “bad selfing.” They then guide us in bring a healing attention that can reveal the goodness that lives through all beings, and our innate connectedness. A core teaching is, “the boundary to who we include in our hearts is the boundary to our freedom.”
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-01-17 Not Knowing But Keeping Going 2: Cultivating "Not Knowing" in Mindfulness Practice, Listening to Others, and in Periods of Transition and Difficulty, including the "Dark Night" 63:13
  Donald Rothberg
We review and expand several perspectives on the relationship between knowing and "not knowing" (or openness) and three core practices of not knowing: (1) in mindfulness practice; (2) in listening to others (and oneself); and (3) in challenging transitional phases of one's life, when significant concerns in one's life are not resolved or clear. In the context of the third type of practice, we explore the "Dark Night," first named by the Spanish mystic, Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591), which may be briefer or longer, in terms of some of its dynamics and some suggestions on how to work with it.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2018-01-16 Doubt 55:56
  Annie Nugent
The uncomfortable quality of doubt that hinders our practice and manifests in a variety of ways as it keeps us hovering and circling around the moment, rather than meeting it with awareness and wisdom.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2018 at IMS- Forest Refuge

2018-01-14 Karma and Emptiness 56:19
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center The Buddha's Teachings on Emptiness

2018-01-12 Dharma and Recovery - Step One: Powerlessness and Compassion 2:18:33
  Kevin Griffin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2018-01-12 Resourcing, Grounding, Appreciating, Collecting and Trusting 50:15
  Chris Cullen
Cultivations for the opening days of retreat, with some exploration of the Three Refuges, Samadhi, and the five Jhana factors as cultivations.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research

2018-01-12 Opening Morning Instructions 55:37
  Jaya Rudgard
Establishing mindfulness in the body.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research

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