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Diana Winston's Dharma Talks
Diana Winston
My passions in the dharma are many, and only keep growing! Socially engaged Buddhism is a thread woven through many of my talks-- how can we end suffering both internally and externally? Having worked with teens and young adults for many years, some of the talks are geared to young people. My recent passion is how the dharma can be secularized and made accessible to all, regardless of background, this is my current work at the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. Finally as a new-ish mom, I'm deeply inspired by the transformative power of daily life and family practice.
2013-04-05 The Power of Mindfulness 57:00
This talk explores the benefits of mindfulness, the scientific research behind it, and the obstacles that get in the way as we practice. The talk also covers how mindfulness can be used to cultivate more self-compassion. Good for beginners.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Vipassana for the Curious Retreat
2012-07-27 Cultivating Self-Compassion 53:47
This talk explores the three components of self-compassion: 1. mindfulness to deal with self-critical thinking; 2. loving kindness, to increase our sense of love for ourselves; 3. and shared humanity, the recognition that we are not alone.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness in Education - A Retreat and Training
2012-07-26 Teaching from Presence 28:17
This talk, given at a retreat for educators, is geared toward people who wish to share mindfulness with others. It is about how to teach from an embodied presence connected to mindfulness, how to recognize it, what gets in the way, and how to repair it.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness in Education - A Retreat and Training
2010-08-30 Secularization and Science of Mindfulness 51:46
This talk discusses how mindfulness can be seen as secular and what is the science behind it.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2010-08-26 The State of Mindfulness in Education 31:36
This talk, given opening night of the first annual Mindfulness in Education retreat and Training, overviews the current state of mindfulness in education in the U.S. We explore the different ways of delivering mindfulness to teachers and kids, some of the key questions and future visions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness in Education: A Retreat and Training
2009-04-17 What Is Mindfulness? 57:07
An introductory talk on mindfulness given on a beginners retreat. We learn the basics of mindfulness, what gets in the way, and how to deepen and cultivate it.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Vipassana for the Curious
2009-01-13 The Science Of Meditation For Scientists 46:30
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Scientists Retreat
2008-10-31 Taking Care Of Myself, I Take Care Of The World 58:24
This talk explores the importance of taking care of ourselves, inner cycles of reflection and contemplation, and how our work on the cushion can impact the world. We learn the importance of joy and finding your own unique expression of service.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation
2008-08-05 Eye Of The Storm: The Benefits Of Mindfulness 56:27
A talk for young adults (and others) on mindfulness, how it works, its benefits, what makes it hard, and some of the science of mindfulness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Young Adult Retreat
2008-06-25 The Science Of Meditation 58:57
This talk discusses the current research in mindfulness, including the areas of physical health, attention, mental health, self-compassion, and brain research.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness Training for Yoga Teachers

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