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2021-09-01 The Wise Heart of Radical Acceptance 62:44
Tara Brach
When we are caught in self-judgment we forget the truth of who we are – our wholeness, awareness and love. This talk examines how we take the imperfect waves of our being personally, and become imprisoned in the trance of unworthiness, a limited and distorted reality. We then look at how the practice of Radical Acceptance enables us to come home to a fullness of being, and live from a growing sense of loving connectedness with all beings.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2021-09-01 Meditation: Relaxing Back and Saying Yes to the Moment 18:51
Tara Brach
When we are stressed, our conditioning is to tighten our body. We tense against our moment-to-moment experience. This meditation is a powerful practice of de-conditioning this reactivity by learning to relax back into presence, and to respond to difficulty by saying “yes.” Through relaxing back and saying “yes,” we discover our heart’s capacity for unconditional love.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2021-09-01 Awakening 67:45
Donald Rothberg
After a number of sessions focused on practicing with reactivity and with challenges, we focus on awakening and awakened qualities. We survey the Buddha's main understanding of awakening as the ending of greed, aversion, and ignorance, as well as his pointing to a "signless, boundless, luminous" awareness at times. We also explore some of the understandings of a similar "awakened awareness" found in the Thai Forest tradition and the Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahamudra traditions (in part through slides, which can be found below, at this Dharma Seed site). Finally, the suggestion is made to set the intention especially this next week to cultivate one or two awakened qualities.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
Attached Files:
  • Awakening Slides by Donald Rothberg (PDF)

2021-09-01 Guided Meditation: Settling, Tracking Reactivity and Awakened Qualities 36:10
Donald Rothberg
We start with the intention to cultivate awakened qualities, then have a period of settling, followed by opening up experience and particularly noticing any reactivity (habitual grasping and pushing away) and awakened qualities, such as mindfulness, concentration, equanimity, joy, etc.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-08-30 Monday Night Dharma Talk - Understanding Identity with the Five Aggregates 53:13
JD Doyle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2021-08-29 A Bigger Container 1:28:46
Pamela Weiss
San Francisco Insight Meditation Community SFI Sunday Nights

2021-08-29 Paramis: Wise Effort, Week 3 - Talk 35:44
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2021-08-28 41 meditation: compassion for a good friend then oneself 24:50
Jill Shepherd
Beginning by settling the body, before orienting to compassion for a good friend, then extending that compassion to oneself, closing with compassion for all beings
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Connecting through silence, solitude, stillness: cultivating the heart of freedom

2021-08-28 40 instructions: compassion practice 14:23
Jill Shepherd
An introduction to compassion practice, with some suggestions of how to stay balanced when connecting with pain, distress, dukkha
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Connecting through silence, solitude, stillness: cultivating the heart of freedom

2021-08-26 Instructions: Vedana 62:12
Nathan Glyde
Gaia House

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