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2019-07-15 Day 5: Sit with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) - Loving Kindness for Unfamiliar Beings 55:13
  Tempel Smith
We have never met most of the living beings on our planet (and beyond), and many we have met we don’t know all that well. As we expand our loving kindness practice to include all beings we have to consciously learn how to actively care for those we don’t know well. Rather than having the typical challenge of reactivity, this group of beings is hard to love precisely because we don’t know them well. If we have learned to care for a larger group of friends and community members, then this next larger group is more accessible.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat

2019-07-15 Morning Reflections on body and embodiment. 60:04
  Akincano Marc Weber
Guided body meditation
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Cultivation – Investigation – Contemplation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students

2019-07-15 Nature Practice - A Path of Awareness and Joy 50:33
  Mark Coleman
This talk explores some of the benefits and fruits of nature meditation practice.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Awake in the Wild

2019-07-14 Day 4: Metta and Samadhi (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:34
  Tempel Smith
How does samadhi--the unification of the heart--develop with metta practice? And how can we use the absorption factors in metta practice to help us develop deeper metta adsorptions?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat

2019-07-14 Love in the Time of Extinction: Dharma Practice, Climate, Ecology and Non-Violent Civil Disobedience 1:28:23
  Yanai Postelnik
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2019-07-14 13 guided meditation: dyad practice, exploring gratitude and mudita for oneself 23:56
  Jill Shepherd
Working in pairs, contemplating gratitude for aspects of one's life, then a short written exercise exploring one's own good qualities
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness

2019-07-14 12 talk: comparing mind (mana) and appreciative joy (mudita) 28:43
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring the common tendency of the mind to get caught in comparing, and how the practice of mudita or appreciative joy can be both an antidote and an ally, that helps stop mana from arising in the first place
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness

2019-07-14 11 guided meditation: body and heart-mind 15:23
  Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation attuning to the body and the heart-mind, noticing how we're relating to experience, and inclining in the direction of appreciation and gratitude
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness

2019-07-13 Day 3: Patience and Determination for Metta 54:52
  Bonnie Duran
This talk offers the Paramis to support the strengthening of Metta practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat

2019-07-13 The Gentle Embrace of Compassion 58:53
  Yuka Nakamura
Compassion is a central quality of the heartmind that enables us to meet and to respond to suffering in a skilful way . It is both the ability to deeply resonate with suffering and the motivation to alleviate it - in ourselves and in other beings. Compassion frees the mind from unwholesome mindstates, opens the heart to the interconnectedness with all beings and in this way also supports the unfolding of wisdom.
Pauenhof Center :  Intensive Vipassana Meditation Retreat

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