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2016 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion

The New Year is a wonderful time to touch sacred presence and deepen our roots in spiritual life. In this silent retreat we will open our hearts and minds through practices of Vipassana (mindfulness meditation–both sitting and walking sessions), traditional heart meditations (metta), yoga (mindful movement) and evening chanting.

2016-12-27 (6 days) Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

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2016-12-30 Evening Dharma 57:12
Anam Thubten
2016-12-30 Evening Chant - Om Tare 8:00
Anam Thubten
2016-12-31 Morning Meditation 32:54
Anam Thubten
2016-12-31 Morning Meditation Instruction 5:49
Anam Thubten
2016-12-31 Heart Meditation: Awakening Loving Presence 35:33
Tara Brach
We each have an intrinsic capacity for loving presence, and there are powerful ways of paying attention that bring this potential alive. This meditation uses the image and felt sense of a smile to bring a relaxed receptivity to the body. We then engage with our future self (our Being when our heart is fully awake) and explore what it means to embody the fullness of that wisdom and love.
2016-12-31 Opening Our Hearts in Challenging Times 65:32
Hugh Byrne
As we bring loving awareness to our all that is arising in our bodies, hearts, and minds, there is a natural falling away of the illusion of separation - of ‘us’ and ‘them’ - and the cultivation of a wise and compassionate heart. With our hearts open to the suffering of the world, the Bodhisattva path of commitment to healing suffering, division and separation provides us with a vision of engaged action in the world in these difficult times.
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