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Dharma Talks
2020-04-24 Cultivating the perception and understanding of impermanence 50:21
  Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-24 Day 1 Meditation Instructions - Opening Body and Welcoming Breath 28:47
  Zohar Lavie
In Hebrew
Sangha Seva Opening, Steadying, Allowing

2020-04-24 Opening Talk for Opening, Steadying, Allowing 12:26
  Nathan Glyde
The first dharma talk of the retreat - we've already done all the practical stuff, established the sila, and are opening the theme: Opening, Steadying, and Allowing. Yet there are many ways to see any retreat, and these are just suggestions that may be helpful...
Sangha Seva Opening, Steadying, Allowing

2020-04-23 talk: balancing urgency and trust 25:08
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring the balancing qualities of samvega, spiritual urgency with pasada, quiet confidence or trust, as support for our capacity to look more fully at the truth of impermanence. Ends with an invitation to briefly contemplate our own mortality.
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-04-23 meditation: settling in to calm and steadiness 28:45
  Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation orienting the body and heart-mind towards stillness, calm, and ease
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-04-23 Reflections on practice and guided big mind meditation 43:26
  Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-22 Meditation: Relaxing Back into Natural Awareness 27:08
  Tara Brach
In this meditation we are guided to discover the space and aliveness that fills the body, sense the space in the universe, and then to realize our Beingness as continuous space, filled with the light of awareness. When our attention contracts into thoughts, the pathway to awareness is a relaxing back, reopening to the natural openness, silence and stillness of our true nature.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-04-22 Sheltering in Love (Part 5): Loneliness as a Portal to Sacred Presence (Part 1) 44:51
  Tara Brach
The root of suffering is the pain of separation, the fears and loneliness that arise when we have forgotten our intrinsic belonging to each other and to all of life. These next two talks look at the epidemic of loneliness predating the pandemic, and how loneliness is exacerbated in our current global crisis for those living alone, and for those feeling disconnected to themselves and others. We then explore how a courageous practice of compassionate presence - with our inner life, and in relationships - can turn the energy of loneliness into a current of healing and freedom.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-04-22 Question & Answer 39:36
  Oren Jay Sofer
Open Q&A covering topics such as: calming the body after an angry outburst and repairing the relational connection; meditating on the 'sound of silence'; using multiple anchors; working with the mind jumping from one thing to another.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-21 A Strong and Flexible Mind (part 2): Resolve 48:36
  Oren Jay Sofer
The quality of resolve—strong determination, committment—is guided by wisdom and supported by patience to transform the heart and carry the mind to release.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

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