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2014-08-24 Embodied Mindfulness 66:51
  Shauna Shapiro
This experiential workshop offers scientific research and meditative practices for those interested in awakening the mind and opening the heart. Drawing on current research in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, we will investigate the effects of mindfulness and compassion on enhancing health, wisdom and joy. We will also explore how to integrate mindfulness more fully into the body, bringing the teachings alive in our body through mindful movement practices. Our day together will include dydactic presentation, mediation and movement practices, and powerful methods for enhancing well-being, wisdom, compassion and joy. All are welcome to this workshop, no background in meditation or mindful movement is needed.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2014-08-23 Power and Purpose of Concentration 56:46
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Concentration plays a central role in meditation practice. In this talk I look at the different trajectories in the development of concentration and how to use that form skillfully.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2014-08-23 Reflection. Follow-up on 3 transformations of dukkha through sati. About the recurring statement of „supported by seclusion, dispassion, cessation and maturing in surrender“. 22:11
  Akincano Marc Weber
Last night’s talk in a nutshell with a few added practical reflections. A brief interpretation of a somewhat enigmatic passage that occurs many times in the Suttas together with the Awakening-Factors and the 8-fold Path.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-08-22 Seven Factors of Awakening 1:54
  Adrianne Ross
How the seven factors of awakening develop in our practice and bring balance, ease, joy and liberating insight.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2014-08-22 The meeting of Dukkha and Sati - a transformative encounter. 60:29
  Akincano Marc Weber
On dukkha and what it means, on sati and its seed quality in the development of stillness, wisdom, brahmavihāra and ethics. 3 specific ways in which mindfulness transforms the experience of dukkha.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-08-22 Metta practice, Day 7 43:29
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Radiating in 4 directions
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2014-08-22 Reflection. Satipaṭṭhāna: Learning the holding skill in meditation 20:32
  Akincano Marc Weber
Meditation instructions – between the basic outline and the detailed cut-out: On informed choices, defaulting to wrong options – and learning anyway.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-08-22 Morning Instructions, Day 7 54:06
  Tempel Smith
Reflections on the 3 characteristics
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2014-08-21 Wisdom Growing Out of Samadhi 62:17
  Tempel Smith
After developing some degree of Samadhi with the breath, we can use the stability of mind to explore impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and non-self.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2014-08-21 The Secret Instruction To Open Your heart And Deepen Your Mindfulness Practice 48:56
  James Baraz
You're probably very familiar with the power of mindfulness. But as powerful as it is to just see things clearly, we can include a perspective that will bring richness and depth to our dharma practice.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

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