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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 Engaged Buddhism: instigating systemic changes 31:30
JD Doyle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha

2024-05-22 Obstacles ou opportunités? 66:16
Pascal Auclair
Moulin de Chaves Un cœur vaste et stable

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

2024-05-22 Guided Meditation: Developing Concentration (Samadhi) 2 35:36
Donald Rothberg
After a short overview about the nature of concentration (samadhi), there is basic guidance on cultivating samadhi along with some more advanced instruction in the last third of the guided meditation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-05-22 10 Morning reflection and guided meditation: Muditā 43:21
Jill Shepherd
Includes a short reflection on Vesak and acknowledgement of Joseph Goldstein's 80th birthday
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2024

2024-05-21 La réduction des méfaits intérieurs 50:37
Pascal Auclair
Moulin de Chaves

2024-05-20 Equanimity: Resting the Mind before it falls into Extremes 1:29:46
Kamala Masters
Includes meditation & dharma talk
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-05-19 The Importance of Practicing with the 5 Aggregates 1:14:17
Tuere Sala
Spirit Rock Meditation Center BIPOC Voices - Series

2024-05-18 Do You Need A Conceit? 40:28
Nathan Glyde
Exploring the middle way of pride, its positive role, and negative implications in our life and practice. Also, of the benefits and challenges of a comparison-based mind and its necessity in discernment. Apologies for the occasional scratchy sound in the recording: Nathan is wearing a thick scarf due to a persistent cough, and it catches on the microphone. (includes responses to unheard questions)
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - May 2024

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