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2019-05-18 Meeting Adversity With Love 57:09
  Oren Jay Sofer
On the eve commemorating the Buddha's life and awakening, we explore how to meet the hinderances skillfully.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat

2019-05-15 Grateful for This Moment of Life (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:28
  Eugene Cash
Gratitude arises as the 5th Brahma Vihara. It is a quality of heart ripened by our coming into harmony with the reality of life and death. As we waken to the truth that this is the only moment there is, we discover the magic, mystery and beauty of simply Being.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Maranasati: Contemplating Death, Awakening to Life

2019-05-15 Decompose: The Suffering of Self and the Relief of Non-Becoming 47:08
  Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2019-05-15 Day 5 Morning Sitting with Instructions: Reconciliation and Loving-kindness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:01
  Bob Stahl
Reconciliation and Loving-kindness (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Maranasati: Contemplating Death, Awakening to Life

2019-05-14 The Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness of Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:48
  Bob Stahl
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Maranasati: Contemplating Death, Awakening to Life

2019-05-14 The Wisdom of Walking and of Sheepdogs 50:26
  Ajahn Sucitto
There are 3 kinds of wisdom: discernment, skillful means and realization. Walking meditation and appropriate mindfulness are skillful means for cultivation. Together they bring around a stewarding akin to that of the sheepdog that moves within the flock, not outside it. This results in the deep harmony of samādhi.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2019 IMS Forest Refuge Retreat

2019-05-13 Letting Go into Living and Dying (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:47
  Eugene Cash
What it means to let go as we live and as we die. How can we begin relax with the fact that in actuality we can’t really hold on to anything? This truth helps us to come into alignment with the way things are! Reality is not static, it is ecstatic, always changing.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Maranasati: Contemplating Death, Awakening to Life

2019-05-13 Guided Meditation: Sensitizing to the Direct Experience of the Body 55:21
  Ajahn Sucitto
A guided meditation through the Ānāpānasati sutta. Establishing a comfortable, upright posture, incline awareness toward direct experience of the body. Sustain appropriate mindfulness and citta will sensitize to the qualities we call 'body’. This exercise resets the mind, which is then gladdened, steadied and cleared so that insight can develop.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2019 IMS Forest Refuge Retreat

2019-05-13 Samādhi – Stepping Outside the Personal Footprint 57:01
  Ajahn Sucitto
Samādhi is entered into dependent on the ripening of other factors. It gives us a place to stand outside of the personal perspective. The process of stepping out requires meeting the painful and unresolved in the body, then calming and soothing the heart.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2019 IMS Forest Refuge Retreat

2019-05-12 Working Wisely with Challenges of Practice and Life and Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:33
  Bob Stahl
How to work wisely with the 5 hindrances as well as working wisely in meeting life and death.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Maranasati: Contemplating Death, Awakening to Life

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