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Dharma Talks
2022-06-22 What does the ecological crisis mean for Buddhism? 43:07
David Loy
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2022-06-22 The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 1 55:01
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

2022-06-22 Meditation: Befriending Your Inner Life 16:07
Tara Brach
This meditation establishes a gentle and caring presence through bringing the image and felt sense of a smile to various domains in the body. We then settle with the breath, and practice relaxing with whatever arises, letting life be just as it is. The underlying intention is to regard all experience with a clear, interested and friendly attention. The gift is a homecoming to our naturally loving presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-06-22 Dharma Talk 48:15
Caroline Jones
The five hindrances and similes.
Gaia House Creative, Living Dharma: practising with the similes of the Buddha

2022-06-22 Practicing with Polarization, Differences, and Conflict: Six Basic Practices 68:22
Donald Rothberg
In the context of increased political polarization in the United States and many other places, we look at how, in so many settings, whether the larger political situation, or social change organizations, or spiritual communities, there is very often a lack of skill in working with differences and conflicts. We examine some of the roots of why being with differences and conflicts is hard, including widespread social conditioning to be either conflict-avoidant or conflict-indulgent, and several other core roots. We then suggest six basic practices which address these roots, including: (1) being willing to open to and explore differences and conflicts, (2) empathy, (3) working with views, (4) working with reactivity and difficult emotions, (5) wise speech, and (6) heart practices. The invitation to listeners is to practice these six (or some of the six) for the next period of time!
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-06-22 Morning Instructions 48:45
Caroline Jones
Similes of mindfulness.
Gaia House Creative, Living Dharma: practising with the similes of the Buddha

2022-06-22 First foundation guided meditation 48:53
JoAnna Hardy
Morning sit with full guidance through the breath, posture, elements, and parts
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Retreat

2022-06-22 Morning Sit with Instructions: Using Questions to Support Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:35
Andrea Fella
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Cultivating Awareness and Wisdom

2022-06-22 Calling on the Love of Our Queer Ancestors 60:08
Lama Rod Owens
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha

2022-06-21 Not booked, not busy, just not coming: body wisdom 37:21
JoAnna Hardy
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Retreat

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