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Dharma Talks
2024-01-24 Introduction to Nine Bodies Insight Practice, Capacities 1-4 1:35:35
Dana DePalma
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-01-24 Faith Balanced with Wisdom 28:11
JD Doyle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha

2024-01-24 Integrating Metta Practice with Wisdom, Awareness, and Insight Practice 1 63:04
Donald Rothberg
We often hear that the heart of the teachings and practice is to connect wisdom and compassion, clear seeing and the kind heart, developing what Jack Kornfield calls the "wise heart." Yet such a connection or integration can be challenging in several ways. First of all, we have major conditioning in modern Western culture to separate the "mind" and the "heart" (or emotions), as well as the body. Also we find tendencies in the Theravada tradition to see Metta practice as separate from Insight practice, as in the way that Buddhaghosa in the influential text, the Visuddhimagga, lists Metta practice as a form of Concentration practice, and in some of the ways that Metta is taught as a complement to insight practice in the West. In this talk, we begin to explore what it might look like to integrate more fully Metta and wisdom, mindfulness, and insight, both in formal practice and daily life. The talk is followed by discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-01-24 Metta and Mindfulness: Guided Practice 38:47
Donald Rothberg
We begin with the basic instruction in metta (lovingkindness) practice, using the silent repetition of phrases. Then we move to a period of mindfulness practice, followed by metta practice, where the metta is most accessible, followed by an invitation to return to mindfulness practice, integrated with the energy and intentions of metta practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-01-23 The Khanda ("Aggregate") of Sankharas 54:47
Tara Mulay
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness and Liberation – Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Approaches: Insight Meditation Retreat

2024-01-23 Morning reflection 9:31
Tara Mulay
The importance of patience in our practice, and how the Buddha, referred to it as "the great incinerator"
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January, 2024

2024-01-22 Morning Reflection 8:34
Tara Mulay
Being present, with the difficult parts of our practice, and how Ajahn Brahm referred to these as our Karooba Ajahns ("senior teachers")
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January, 2024

2024-01-21 Letting Go with Forgiveness 1:11:44
Pawan Bareja
Spirit Rock Meditation Center BIPOC Voices - Series

2024-01-21 Morning Instructions: day five 48:41
Bob Stahl
Open awareness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness and Liberation – Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Approaches: Insight Meditation Retreat

2024-01-20 Bringing Insight into the Worldly and Unworldly 49:21
Zohar Lavie
Dharma Talk
Gaia House The Nearest Freedom

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