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Dharma Talks
2022-07-02 Undivided Attention 1:26:47
Nathan Glyde
How much of our lives do we live distracted and dispersed? Diverted away from being gathered, sensitive, and present. When we divide our attention, we move away from wholesomeness and fulfilment. We drift from freedom into dukkha. Guided meditation and talk with questions and responses in the Online Dharma Hall of Gaia House.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - Jul 2022

2022-06-29 Reclaiming Your Attention 44:57
Cara Lai
How capitalism is trying to commodify your attention, and how recovering it is a reclamation of your power and purpose in this world.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Teen Retreat

2022-06-29 Building Resilience from the Four Brahmaviharas 36:51
Tuere Sala
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2022-06-29 Meditation: Letting Go 20:53
Tara Brach
One way of understanding meditation is a letting go of the habitual clenching of thoughts, the clenching that resists emotions and pulls away from aliveness itself. This meditation guides us in letting go, first through the body, and then practicing letting go of thoughts and relaxing and resting in the changing flow of experience. The blessing of letting go is a homecoming into the truth and wholeness of what we are, a realization of reality, and freedom.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-06-29 The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2 49:03
Tara Brach
Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a small, separate self, and open to the truth and fullness of who we are. These two talks explore misunderstandings about surrender (such as the fear that we will become passive or condone injustice) and the practices that create the grounds for surrender, emotional healing, transformational activism and spiritual freedom.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-06-29 Practicing with Polarization, Differences, and Conflict 2 65:26
Donald Rothberg
We explore further a number of skillful practices and dharma resources for situations involving polarization, differences, and conflict, whether internal, relational, or collective that were identified in the previous week. Two days after last week's talk, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade; we start by examining the nature of polarization at the social level. We look also at the possibility of belonging, community, non-polarization, and moving toward Dr. King's "beloved community," in the midst of differences. Then we focus further on the centrality of empathy and listening to those with different perspectives, offering empathy practices that complement the other practices identified in the talk. The talk is followed by discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-06-27 Sila: Moral Integrity Non-Harming and the Bliss of Blamelessness - Week 1 - Meditation 25:58
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Hybrid Summer Course: Sila: Moral Integrity, Non-Harming, and the Bliss of Blamelessness

2022-06-27 Sila: Moral Integrity Non-Harming and the Bliss of Blamelessness - Week 1 - Talk 65:40
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Hybrid Summer Course: Sila: Moral Integrity, Non-Harming, and the Bliss of Blamelessness

2022-06-27 Centering Meditation | Monday Night 26:30
Jack Kornfield
Rest in the reality of the present with mindful, loving awareness. Sit like a Buddha, steady and kind, with heart open, gracious and wise in the midst of it all. You are the loving witness; you are the steady one.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-06-27 Mindful Respect | Monday Night Talk 54:10
Jack Kornfield
In India, when people greet one another they put their palms together and bow, saying namaste, “I honor the divine within you.” It is a way of acknowledging your Buddha nature, who you really are. When I was training as a Buddhist monk, I witnessed an aura of straightforwardness, graciousness, and trust around my teacher Ajahn Chah. Here was a community dedicated to treating each person with respect and dignity. In the monastery, the walking paths were swept daily, the robes and bowls of the monks were tended with care. We learned to value ourselves and others equally. Whether practiced in a forest monastery or anywhere else, mindfulness practice begins by deliberately cultivating respect, starting with ourselves. When we learn to rest in our own goodness, we can see the goodness more clearly in others.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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