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2024-05-27 Finding Our Way Back to Presence 28:15
Ayya Anandabodhi
Dhamma reflection given for Fourth Sunday Dhamma online program
Parayana Vihara

2024-05-25 Dukkha Demands Objectification 1:18:21
Nathan Glyde
An exploration of the dependent origination of dukkha down to the level of making things to grasp, demand, and obsess over. If we find things are ungraspable, really, how could we grasp onto them or push them away? What happens to reactivity, stress, and suffering in a world with no thing in it? A lightly guided meditation, Dharma reflection, and responses to (unrecorded questions).
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - May 2024

2024-05-25 Vesak: Ceremony Bathing the Buddha: Letting go of what is past and opening to the future 43:17
Ayya Santussika
This dhamma talk, Vesak Ceremony Bathing the Buddha and Q&A was offered on 25th of May , 2024 for a Daylong Retreat at Karuna Buddhist Vihara Meditation Center
Karuna Buddhist Vihara

2024-05-25 Vesak Morning Session: The Buddha Coming Into the World 1:13:11
Ayya Santussika
This Dhamma talk and Q&A was offered on May 25, 2024 for the Vesak celebration daylong retreat.
Karuna Buddhist Vihara

2024-05-23 Our Bodies, the Elements & Integration of Deep Time 59:56
Ayya Santacitta
Reflection followed by a Guided Meditation
Aloka Earth Room

2024-05-23 Thursday is Wesak! Thursday is Wesak! Honoring the Life and Teaching of the Buddha 49:51
James Baraz
This Thursday, May 23rd is Wesak, the most special day in Theravada Buddhist countries (Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka). The full moon in May is said to be the day that the Buddha was born, became enlightened at the age of 35 and died at the age of 80. The three holiest of days all rolled into one! On this Wesak, we can reflect on who this person was, what he discovered on his journey and the legacy he's left us.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2024-05-22 Sense Yourself as a Fully Networked Organism! 22:18
Ayya Santacitta
Short Reflection & Guided Meditation | Earthworm Practice for the Anthropocene II | Online Wednesday-Mornings
Aloka Earth Room

2024-05-22 Meditation: Reconnecting to Silence and Presence 19:01
Tara Brach
Only in silence and presence do we realign with what matters to our hearts. This simple practice of arriving in an embodied awareness supports us in touching the grounds of true transformation and healing. It closes with a powerful poem by Gunilla Norris, “Sharing Silence.”
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-05-22 Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 2: Inner Fire 47:42
Tara Brach
This 3-part series explores three capacities we all have, that when cultivated, bring spiritual awakening and serve the healing of our world. Drawing on an ancient teaching story from India, we explore together the power of a forgiving heart, the inner fire that expresses as courage and dedication, and the inquiry of “who am I” that reveals our deepest nature.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-05-22 Developing Concentration (Samadhi) 2 65:57
Donald Rothberg
We review some of the main themes from last week's talk on developing concentration (samadhi), including the importance of such practice for the Buddha and his teachings; without samadhi, the Buddha says, there is no freedom. We examine ways of practicing (including outside of formal meditation) and look at some of the factors that indicate a deepening of samadhi (the jhanic factors). We then review the main challenges of developing samadhi, particularly over-active minds, sleepiness and low energy, and over-efforting. We also explore further challenges to the development of samadhi, including working with background thoughts, the ways that more unconscious material can surface in cultivating samadhi, and attachment to concentrated states. The talk is followed by discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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