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Dharma Talks
2020-08-27 Welcome Talk 28:28
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Venerable Bhante Buddharakkhita's opening talk--given at the Uganda Buddhist Centre temple. Instructions on taking the refuges and precepts, call & response chanting, and remarks.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart-Mind: A Retreat for Experienced Dharma Practitioners

2020-08-27 Opening Talk 46:25
  Caroline Jones
Opening Talk Part 1 of 2
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart-Mind: A Retreat for Experienced Dharma Practitioners

2020-08-26 37 talk: common afflictive thought-patterns and some ways to help them release 44:33
  Jill Shepherd
Learning how to recognise common afflictive thought patterns such as "lack" mind and comparing mind, and using wisdom and compassion to help them release
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-26 Worrier Pose: Finding Freedom from the Body of Fear 59:27
  Tara Brach
While fear is a natural part of our make up, many of us suffering when the “on” button gets jammed. This talk looks at how our fears generate habitual patterns of physical tension, anxious thinking, emotions and behaviors; and how this constellation prevents us from inhabiting our full wisdom and love. We then explore two interrelated pathways of healing—unconditional presence, and resourcing, or cultivating access to safety and belonging (from the IMCW Fall 2018 7-Day Silent Retreat).
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-08-26 Meditation: Resting in Awake Awareness 18:49
  Tara Brach
This practice opens with a body scan, employing the image and felt sense of a smile to awaken awareness through the body. We then open to all the senses, and rest in the awareness that includes this changing life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-08-26 36 instructions: the clinging aggregates of perception and mental formations 13:16
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring the role that perception and volitional mental formations play in constructing identity, and can easily lead to proliferation when there's no mindfulness
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-26 Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 5: The Foundations of Wise Speech 2: Empathy (continued) and the Buddha's Ethical Guidelines for Skillful Speech 1:11:13
  Donald Rothberg
After a brief review of the previous talks in this series, and a clarification of the different dimensions of our practice, we continue to explore the foundation given last time--empathy practice and the intention to understand and connect with another. We work with two brief exercises which point to ways of practicing empathy. Then we examine the four guidelines for wise or skillful speech given by the Buddha--for our speech and communication to be truthful, helpful, kind and loving (even when saying difficult things), and timely.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-08-25 31 meditation: compassion practice 17:52
  Jill Shepherd
Beginning with compassion for a friend who's suffering, then oneself
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-25 30 instructions: the four brahmavihara and compassion practice 26:44
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of the four brahmavihara, and an introduction to compassion practice
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-24 26 meditation: metta as an inquiry practice 13:47
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring metta as an inquiry practice, noticing the effects on the body, the heart and the mind as kindness is fully received
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

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