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2022-12-24 Inner sensitivity and the end of dukkha 53:22
Ajahn Sucitto
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Temple Forest Monastery

2022-12-24 Peace on Earth and in our Hearts 60:34
Ayya Santussika
Karuna Buddhist Vihara

2022-12-24 Working with Thinking as a "Part" 13:16
Amita Schmidt
Thinking itself is actually just a part, a protector part, and this meditation will help you have compassion for this part. The meditation will also give you insight into your thinking and what it's true purpose is. Knowing this will help you on the meditation cushion and in your daily life practice.
Clintonville Sangha Ohio

2022-12-22 Celebrating Solstice: Honoring the Duality of Light in the Midst of Darkness 53:41
James Baraz
We explore going through the dark as an essential element of coming into the light. How can we grow through our own journey of facing challenges while staying committed to facing in the direction of greater light.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2022-12-22 Choiceless Awareness and Big Sky Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 34:53
Devon Hase
A short overview of Satipatthana practice including choiceless awareness, followed by a guided big mind meditation with singing bowls.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

2022-12-22 Outside the Storm: A Meditation for working with Strong Emotions 9:14
Amita Schmidt
Instead of trying to bring mindfulness to emotions from the inside out, this meditation will help you develop awareness of the calm outside of emotions (eg. the outside of the storm). Some people have found this tool to be very useful in decreasing anxiety, overwhelm, and fear.
Clintonville Sangha Ohio

2022-12-21 Meditation: “Yes” to Our Moments 19:36
Tara Brach
When we open without resistance to the changing flow of aliveness, we discover the formless presence that is our true home. This meditation guides us through a body scan and then opening to all sounds, sensations and emotions with the energetic allowing of “Yes.”
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-12-21 IntraConnected – Part 2: Conversation with Tara and Dan Siegel 49:32
Tara Brach
In this conversation, Tara interviews Dan about the themes in his new book, “IntraConnected.” They explore how our identity gets formed, and the profound healing and freedom that come with widening our sense of identity from me to what Dan terms “Mwe” (me plus we.) The principles they touch on come from indigenous wisdom, the contemplative or wisdom traditions, neuroscience and quantum physics.  Dan Siegel’s new book: IntraConnected: MWe (Me + We) as the Integration of Self, Identity, and Belonging
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-12-21 Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 32:03
Devon Hase
Short talk explaining the four Brahma Viharas with images and similes, followed by a guided compassion practice for a suffering being and oneself.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

2022-12-21 Talk: Practicing with Views and Beliefs 2 64:27
Donald Rothberg
We begin with an acknowledgment of the Winter Solstice, and the importance, in a time that is often very busy, of slowing down, like the earth in the Northern Hemisphere, of being relatively still and opening to the generative dimensions of darkness. We then review the main elements of what we explored last week, pointing to the main aspects of the Buddha's teaching on "views" (including belief, positions, etc.), explored through four core texts, and three ways of practicing with views. We then bring some further ways of practicing with views. One is opened up by working with the model, from Chris Argyris, of the "Ladder of Inference," in noticing tendencies to go from direct experience to generalizations (obviously very useful at times), and how sometimes reactivity drives us "up the Ladder" to generalizations. A second is in working with relatively unconscious or half-conscious views, whether about oneself, others, or the nature of things. We close with discussion, intentions, and the dedication of merit.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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