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Dharma Talks
2022-04-27 Practicing with Fear 1 65:30
Donald Rothberg
After a brief review of last week's exploration of the relationship of Buddhist practice to Passover, Easter, and Ramadan, we explore a theme that is part of those holidays, and central to our practice--how we work with fear and anxiety. We look at the centrality of such practice, and the different types of fear, distinguishing the unskillful aspects (such as confusion, reactivity, and the continual repetition of negative narratives) from the at times skillful aspects (such as recognizing danger). We then suggest ways of bringing mindfulness to fear, as well as ways of understanding and responding to fear.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-04-27 Knowing that know that you know--awareness being known here and now (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:26
Phillip Moffitt
Fully established mindfulness that is aligned with the dharma allows the mind to become so still that an intuitive felt sense of awareness can arises that knows it knows awareness is like this...
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Exploring Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Practitioners

2022-04-27 Realization and actualization equals wisdom and confidence 55:37
Ayya Santacitta
Sometimes the most direct path isn't a straight line
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Therīgāthā – Awakening Verses of the Early Buddhist Nuns: Monastic Retreat

2022-04-26 Stillness and Movement, Awareness and Mind Moments (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:40
Phillip Moffitt
Discovering the Stillness of the Mind that illuminates the ever changing individualized moments of consciousness
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Exploring Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Practitioners

2022-04-26 The heart of Buddhism 57:55
Ayya Santacitta
Nothing whatsoever should be clung to
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Therīgāthā – Awakening Verses of the Early Buddhist Nuns: Monastic Retreat

2022-04-25 Not willfully changing anything, but seeing with increasing clarity. 1:19:28
Ayya Santacitta
The three characteristics and letting go.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Therīgāthā – Awakening Verses of the Early Buddhist Nuns: Monastic Retreat

2022-04-25 Opening the Heart Meditation | Monday Night 26:56
Jack Kornfield
Let yourself settle here on the Earth. Feel how the Earth can completely support you. You can let go. Let the heart be soft to receive whatever arises with compassion. Invite presence. Acknowledge the waves of experience.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-04-25 Tending the Garden of the World, Tending the Garden of the Heart | Monday Night Talk 55:26
Jack Kornfield
What kind of seeds are you planting and tending with your words and your deeds? Every seed watered can become something that changes the world. If you want to practice, take a walk and look at the buds on the trees in the spring. Each bud is an answer to despair or apathy. You start to sense you are part of something so much bigger. Feel the survival of thousands of years of ancestors in your bones supporting you. “Though I do not believe a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.”—Thoreau
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-04-25 The body is fragile. Give it back to nature 43:40
Ayya Santacitta
Guided meditation on body parts and emptiness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Therīgāthā – Awakening Verses of the Early Buddhist Nuns: Monastic Retreat

2022-04-25 Poems and stories of the enlightened nuns. 58:45
Ayya Anandabodhi
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Therīgāthā – Awakening Verses of the Early Buddhist Nuns: Monastic Retreat

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