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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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2013-04-28 Loving Ourselves 59:03
The greatest truths we forget, and one of them is that if we don't love the life that is right here--what we perceive as self--we are unable to embrace our world. This talk explores the suffering of turning on ourselves and the deep freedom that arises when we commit to relating to our inner life with loving presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy With Life
2013-04-27 Guided Heart Meditation - Forgiveness 30:03
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy With Life
2013-04-27 Morning Instructions 19:16
Morning Instructions - with RAIN, standing and walking explanation
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy With Life
2013-04-27 Morning Guided Meditation 39:19
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy With Life
2013-04-24 Letting Go Into Living and Dying 1:19:51
Our capacity to live and love fully is directly related to our acceptance of change and loss. This talk explores how we avoid the pain of loss, ways of practicing that open us to this changing world, and the gifts of letting go into the flow.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-04-17 Entering the Mystery 1:19:10
John O'Donahue writes, "We are so busy managing our lives, we forget this great mystery we are involved in." This talk looks at the ways we pull away from the mystery and the path of "beginners mind" that enables us to encounter this living world with freshness, courage and wonder.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-04-10 Heavenly Messengers 1:25:22
Tara interviews Frank Ostaseski, founder of Zen Hospice, on a contemplative approach to death and dying.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-04-03 Part 3: Three Gifts - Looking in the Mirror 69:51
The third gift on the journey of awakening is the mirror. In this talk we explore how to look back into our own minds and discover the timeless, radiant presence that is our essence. It is this realization of our Beingness that enables us to live these lives with wisdom, love and wonder.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-03-27 Part 2: Three Blessings - Inner Fire 1:11:06
Each of us has the longing to manifest our full potential--to realize and live from loving, awake awareness. This longing is our inner fire, and when conscious and vibrant, it energizes the spiritual path. In this talk we reflect on how fear obscures and redirects our inner fire, and how practices of presence and wise reflection awaken the power and purity of our longing.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-03-20 Self Compassion (retreat talk) 0:00
We can only find love and peace in this life if we are able to hold our inner life with compassion. This talk explores the subtle and therefore often unseen ways that we turn on ourselves, and the pathways to a forgiving heart.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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