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Retreat Dharma Talks

2016 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life

Vipassana, or Buddhist Meditation, is a way of opening to life and seeing clearly the totality of one’s being and experience. The practice is based on cultivating a present-centered mindfulness, leading to an unfolding of our natural wisdom and compassion. The focus of this retreat is to enhance intimacy with ourselves and the world. In order to help participants discover a sense of stillness and deep listening, silence will be maintained throughout the retreat except during question/answer periods and interviews with the teachers. In addition to sitting and walking meditation practice, there will be sessions of mindful movement led each day.

2016-11-04 (8 days) Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2016-11-05 Heart Meditation: Taking In the Goodness 24:56
Tara Brach
Rumi said, “Whenever some kindness comes to you, turn that way – toward the source of kindness.” This meditation guides us to look for the source of loving and to turn in that direction. It begins with a lovingkindness practice that spreads the image of a smile into the body, then continues with a practice of seeing the goodness of ourselves and others. “What’s it like when you communicate your appreciation of goodness to another person?”
2016-11-06 The Wings of Awakening - Self-Honesty and Love 62:25
Tara Brach
We evolve our consciousness by bringing a clear and kind attention to the tangles of suffering. This talk explores how the "second arrow" of self-judgment imprisons us in emotional reactivity, and the pathways of awakening awareness that reconnect us with our full human potential.
2016-11-07 Morning Instruction with Question and Response 13:45
Tara Brach
2016-11-07 Meditation: Metta - Heart Practice 32:00
Pat Coffey
2016-11-08 Meditation: Metta Practice 34:08
Larry Yang
2016-11-08 The Factors of Enlightenment 68:54
Pat Coffey
2016-11-10 Meditation: Equanimity 28:52
Pat Coffey
2016-11-10 Trusting the Gold 69:56
Tara Brach
When we are unaware of the emotions and beliefs that shape our experience, we are in a trance characterized by an identity as a separate, incomplete self. Trance obscures the awareness and love that is our deepest essence. This talk explores the two key pathways of awakening from trance and recognizing and trusting the gold of our true nature.
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