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Heather Sundberg's Dharma Talks
Heather Sundberg
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Heather Sundberg has taught insight meditation since 1999 and completed the Spirit Rock/IMS Teacher Training. Beginning her own meditation practice in her late teens, for the last 25 years, Heather has studied with senior teachers in the Insight Meditation (Vipassana) and Tibetan (Vajrayana) traditions and has sat 1-3 months of retreat a year for almost 20 years. She was the Spirit Rock Family & Teen Program Teacher & Manager for a decade. Between 2010- 2015 she spent a cumulative one-year in study, practice, and pilgrimage in Asia. Since 2011, she has been a Teacher at Mountain Stream Meditation Center and sister communities in the Sierra Foothills, and also teaches nationally, especially at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Her teaching emphasizes embodiment, compassion and practical wisdom.
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2016-01-19 Five Things Which Wake Us Up! 61:59
1. Wise Friends 2. Celebrating Basic Integrity 3. Hearing the Dharma 4. Wise Effort 5. Harmony with Impermanence
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2016-01-16 Morning Instructions: Metta for the difficult person (Day 5) 42:09
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta Retreat
2016-01-15 Meeting Life with Equanimity 56:28
"Funny, poignant, practical - this Talk explores Six Qualities of Equanimity; the Near Misses, and how to live with these qualities in the foreground of our hearts and lives. Equanimity is the Spacious (1) Balance (2) of the Non Reactive (3) mind-heart, grounded in Wisdom (4), with supports a deep Caring (5) , and leads to an Appropriate Response (6).
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta Retreat
2016-01-12 Morning Instructions: Metta Overview (Day One) 37:43
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta Retreat
2015-12-22 Integrating Insights into Daily Life 58:58
the process of integrating insights; things to look out for, things to cultivate, and how to develop a daily practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat
2015-12-20 Day 3 - Morning instructional sit: Review, Thoughts and Emotions 1 22:43
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat
2015-05-14 The 5 Spiritual Faculties: "The Awakened Mind IS the Awakened Heart" 60:40
The talk opens with a story about Ajahn Pasanno and an introduction to the metaphor of the 5 Spiritual Faculties as a team of 5 Horses pulling "The Cart of Self". The rest of the talk explores the relationship between the 5 Faculties and the 4 Divine Abodes (metta, compassion, joy, equanimity)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center May Insight Meditation Retreat
2015-03-24 Brahma Vihara Day 24 Equanimity 37:33
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat
2015-03-23 Integrating Insights and Other A-Ha Moments in the Practice 62:58
This innovative talk describes the process and advanced practice of Integrating our Insights, including types of insight, what the mind does immediately after an insight, teasing apart the clinging & the natural impulse to integrate insight, how to test the insight, how to include & purify 'the clinging that remains', and learning to live the insight.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat
2015-03-19 Mindfulness, Great Mindfulness, Wisdom and Release 60:46
In this talk Heather shares some of her personal connection with the Thai Forest Tradition, followed by offering a map of practice from the tradition. Sati (Mindfulness) - MahaSati (Pure Awareness) - SatiPanna (Mindfulness- Wisdom) - PannaVimudhi (Wisdom Leading to Release).
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat

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