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Dharma Talks
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2018-03-07 Meditation: Homecoming with the Breath 23:52
Tara Brach
This meditation focuses on the breath as an anchor for homecoming. We begin with an intentional breath (coherence breathing) and then establish the natural breath as a home base. The instructions are to rest in the breath, offering a relaxed, intimate intention. Other waves of sensation or emotion are included when they ask for attention as we cultivate an open and full mindful presence. Our freedom arises as we recognize the formless awareness that is our home, and the natural and ever-changing waves that live through us. Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life. by Wu Men Hui-k’ai English version by Stephen Mitchell
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-02-26 Instruction - conscious attention 20:15
Ajahn Sucitto
Attention is a constant thing, so if you don’t place it, it will find its own place, and it will generally place itself into suffering – what could be, should be, things we can’t quite manage. Place it somewhere useful, starting with the body. This is the foundation. [10:03 instructions on breathing and breath energy] With good clear breath energy, mind can establish mindfulness. Careful attention prepares the ground so there’s something suitable to be mindful of. [20:10 begin silent sitting meditation]
Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary :  Ajahn Sucitto Dhamma Retreat

2018-02-06 Checking and moderating thought - Guided meditation 61:38
Ajahn Sucitto
Settling into sitting meditation, tracing posture and energy up the back and down the front, spherical breathing from abdomen. [Bell at 38:17] [Instructions at 40:27] Invitation to loosen the intensity and congestion of thought - vaci-sankhāra, that which forms thought energy. Rather than not thinking, take time to formulate what to think about and bring heart qualities into that. This is a dhamma practice.
Bandar Utama Buddhist Society :  Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Sucitto

2017-12-27 Evening Talk with Sharing and Aspirations Chant: Purification is the aim 1:10:02
Ajahn Sucitto
Energy is affected by intention. If we approach meditation with an intense need to calm and find a focus, we probably won’t be able to. This very aim affects our breathing and sense of ease. Make the aim about purification, letting things be how they are without getting intense about it.
Phu Tara Faa :  December 2017 Retreat

2017-12-09 Guided Meditation - Full Awareness of the Breathing Body 42:34
Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House A Path of Peace and Kindness

2017-11-29 Meditation: Breath by Breath 23:02
Tara Brach
Our breath can be a home base that allows us to meet life with a relaxed, wakeful presence. This meditation helps us calm and settle the mind with long deep breathing, and then establishes a mindful presence with our natural breathing. When distracted, we learn to relax back again and again, learning the pathway of homecoming to the aliveness, openness and mystery that is always Here.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-11-22 A Grateful, Giving, Happy Heart 49:20
Tara Brach
Gratitude is like breathing in – letting ourselves be touched by the goodness in others and in our world. Generosity is like breathing out – sensing our mutual belonging and offering our care. When we are awake and whole, breathing in and out happens naturally. But these beautiful expressions of our heart become blocked when we are dominated by the fear and grasping of our survival brain. This talk explores how we can facilitate the evolution of consciousness with the deliberate cultivation of generosity, and ends with a guided meditation on gratitude and generosity. For happiness, how little suffices for happiness! … the least thing precisely, the gentlest thing, the lightest thing, a lizard’s rustling, a breath, a whisper, an eye glance-little maketh up the best happiness. Be still. ~ Nietzche ~
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-11-05 Morning instructions: Samadhi And Sati 45:14
Jill Shepherd
Instructions and guided meditation exploring mindfulness of breathing, sounds, thoughts and choiceless awareness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2017-10-16 Meditation: Breathing through the Heart 27:24
Pat Coffey
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2017 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life

2017-09-25 06 Guided meditation: mindfulness of the body, breathing, sounds etc 29:47
Jill Shepherd
Bringing awareness to the body, physical sensations, the breath, sounds and thoughts, ending with three questions
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Awakening our Natural Wisdom

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