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2019 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.
2019-11-01 (8 days) Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2019-11-02 Start of First Morning Meditation - 10 min. 9:59
  Tara Brach
Can be used to begin a meditation session of any length.
2019-11-02 Meditation and Instructions: Day 1 43:03
  Ruth King
2019-11-02 Day 1 Instruction: Walking and Standing Meditation 9:39
  Ruth King
2019-11-02 Guided Heart Meditation - Loving Kindness - Befriending our Lives (includes a short talk) 39:28
  Tara Brach
This meditation introduces the domain of “heart practices” and then guides us in how to cultivate a deep quality of friendliness in relating to our inner life and each other. The gift of this practice is a direct sense of belonging - knowing that we can never be alone.
2019-11-03 Judgment, Acceptance and Freedom (Retreat Talk) 54:57
  Tara Brach
The boundary to what we accept is the boundary to our freedom. This talk explores the often unconscious ways we create separation by judging ourselves and others, and the key pathways of meditation practice that release the habit of blame and free our hearts.
2019-11-04 I want to know what love is: Self Compassion 39:16
  Ruth King
2019-11-05 The "Salad Dressing" Discourse: The Three Characteristics - Not Personal, Permanent, or Perfect 56:41
  Ruth King
2019-11-07 Belonging: The Racially Aware Bodhisattva 60:17
  Ruth King
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