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2020-01-11 Morning instructions on body 56:50
Chris Cullen
Review of first day instructions, suggestions about deepening and sustaining connection with anchors and practicing with discomfort and pain.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Approaches: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-01-04 Freeing Ourselves From Anxiety About Non-Perfection 54:07
Sharda Rogell
We can easily believe that perfection truly exists and if we can work hard enough we may reach it, until we see the pain in our striving and let go.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat

2019-11-16 We Are Here To Forgive 42:16
Ayya Medhanandi
Digging deep through life's trials and pains with unfaltering compassion, discover the way beyond harming, the way beyond anger. At last, can we forgive all the monsters of the mind, letting them go, setting them free? Living harmlessly, fearless in the good and devoted to this radical healing, the face of enlightenment appears in the trenches of our own suffering.
Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto :  SIMT Fall Monastic Retreat

2019-11-05 Mudhita Meditation:Joy and Pain: Like Sunshine and Rain 38:32
Sebene Selassie
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2019 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life

2019-10-17 Holding Grief Through Connection 43:47
James Baraz
I [recently] spoke about how sharing our pain by connecting with another helps us hold and process our grief. This week I want to look at the importance of "Connection through Community" and how we can create more community in our lives.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2019-10-17 Mount Everest 28:19
Ayya Medhanandi
As the witness of suffering, we gain new eyes to see. A doorway to knowing non-duality opens – there is no 'you', no 'me'. We are in the realm of no separation in one moment – gone beyond opinions, beyond wanting, beyond our pains and brokenness, and our enslavement to all that drives us. Can we see them as empty and powerless apart from the power we give them? Emptying the mind's rubbish each day, every moment that we can – enough to see, to intuitively know unconditional love – we ascend the Everest within to behold the jewel of the heart’s Himalaya.
Sati Saraniya Hermitage

2019-10-06 Working with Afflictive Thought Patterns 2: Compassion 57:09
Jill Shepherd
An exploration of compassion and self-compassion as Brahmavihara practices, and some suggestions for applying compassion as an antidote to painful mental states
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2019-10-03 Holding Grief Through Connection 56:18
James Baraz
Whether the climate crisis, some other social issue or personal loss, sharing our pain by connecting with another helps us hold and process our grief. By opening the heart we can transform our feeling of isolation into one of shared humanity. This talk ends with a guided experiential dyad exercise adapting Joanna Macy’s "Learning to See Each Other" meditation from Coming Back to Life.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2019-09-30 Holding Love and Grief for the Earth 51:55
Mark Coleman
How the Bramha Viharas - the divine abodes of love, compassion, joy and equanimity arise in relationship to being in nature and how they suggest us holding the grief and pain during climate/eco crisis.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Awake in the Wild: Embracing Change

2019-09-29 Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional - Meditation 32:55
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

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