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A pervasive but often invisible source of suffering in our culture is self-aversion. We are a busy culture, and we move through our life feeling anxious and dissatisfied, but not fully conscious of how we neglect or judge our inner experience. We suffer from a lack of belonging: to our own bodies, to each other and to the earth. When we practice Buddhist meditation, we learn how to listen deeply and hold our life tenderly.
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2014-12-17 Intimacy with Life: Part 2 58:50
This season is one of celebrating the light and love that is our unifying source. And yet at these times our society is being forced to face its deep patterning of racial oppression, amongst other expressions of violence. These two talks investigate the process of turning against ourselves and others, and how intentional and deep presence can heal the suffering of separation.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2014-12-10 Intimacy with Life: Part 1 1:17:47
This season is one of celebrating the light and love that is our unifying source. And yet at these times our society is being forced to face its deep patterning of racial oppression, amongst other expressions of violence. These two talks investigate the process of turning against ourselves and others, and how intentional and deep presence can heal the suffering of separation.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2014-11-26 A Generous Heart 1:18:02
Our deep potential is to live from an awake, loving heart. This talk looks at how, with a kind and mindful attention, we can decondition habitual tendencies toward grasping and self-centeredness, and nourish the sense of connectedness and care that gives rise to generosity. As we bring these heart practices alive in our most immediate relationships, they have the power to evolve consciousness in widening circles across the world. 
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2014-11-19 Awakening Through Change and Loss 1:19:42
Our capacity to live and love fully is entirely related to how we open to the truth of impermanence. This talk examines how our ways of trying to control life solidify our perception of being separate and threatened. We then look at the wings of mindful presence and compassion that open us to loss and grief, and reveal the loving awareness that is beyond birth and death.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2014-11-12 The Sacred Art of Listening 1:15:01
Just as presence is the heart of meditation, so deep listening is at the center of all conscious, loving relationships. This talk explores how our wants and fears block listening, ways we can deepen our capacity for listening, and the healing that unfolds when we truly feel heard by another.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2014-11-05 Radical Self-Honesty: The Joy of Getting Real 1:12:55
Our suffering arises from the unseen, unfelt, resisted parts of our psyche. This talk explores ways we can deepen self-honesty and reconnect to a wholeness of being that enables us to live with spontaneity, confidence, wisdom and love.  Quote from Elizabeth Lesser: "My prayer to god every day: Remove the veils so I might see what is really happening here and not be intoxicated by my stories and my fears."  
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2014-10-30 Removing the Barriers to Love (Retreat Talk) 66:09
In our daily trance of feeling separate, we spend many moments wanting others to be different so we can feel better. This talk explores the heart awakening that unfolds when we deepen our commitment to seeing what is happening inside us. Only then can we see another with clear eyes, and realize the love that arises from our inherent Oneness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2014 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2014-10-29 Meditation - Compassion Practice - Tonglen 29:41
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2014 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2014-10-27 Guided Heart Meditation: Forgiveness 29:37
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2014 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2014-10-26 The Portal of Fear (Retreat Talk) 64:08
Bringing presence to the contraction of fear is a universal part of spiritual awakening. This talk explores two interrelated pathways of opening to and transforming fear.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2014 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life

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