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Dharma Talks
2024-01-12 Dharma and Recovery 01/12/2024 69:34
Kevin Griffin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Dharma and Recovery

2024-01-11 Sharing What's Most Precious 48:56
Nathan Glyde
Gaia House Rest and Renewal

2024-01-11 Metta Practice As A Path of Awakening: How Metta Practice Transforms Us and How to Practice with Challenges in Metta Practice 54:45
Donald Rothberg
Metta practice is a wonderful, ancient practice that has parallels in the cultivation of kindness and love in other spiritual traditions; developing the wise heart of kindness is an ancient vocation. There are also parallels with the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his emphasis on bringing love to help transform injustice; we play a brief recording from Dr. King. We also explore different dimensions of Metta practice and how it relates to other pathways of awakening through mindfulness and wisdom. We then look at some of the main challenges of Metta practice, such as distraction, repetitive thoughts, sleepiness, and challenging emotions and body states, and how to practice with them.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta 2024

2024-01-11 More General Guidance on Mettā Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:33
Gullu Singh
In this guided meditation Gullu builds on the instructions for Mettā practice from the morning session.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta 2024

2024-01-11 Movement & Meditation - Lightly Guided Mettā Practice 1:11:23
Jaya Rudgard
Gaia House Rest and Renewal

2024-01-11 Basic Metta Meditation Instructions and Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:57
Kaira Jewel Lingo
We cover the 3 elements of metta practice: generating the energy of friendliness, visualizing the person/being you are sending metta to, and repeating the phrases. We offer various versions of the phrases and introduce the first few categories of beings we can send metta to: self, benefactor, and dear friend. In the guided practice we begin by feeling held and loved by others and then offer this to ourselves, then move on to benefactor and dear friend.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta 2024

2024-01-10 Opening of Metta Retreat and Introduction to Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:33:42
Donald Rothberg, Beth Sternlieb, Gullu Singh, Jonathan Relucio, Kaira Jewel Lingo
In this Opening talk, the teachers offer a land acknowledgement, introduce themselves, and Kaira Jewel gives a short talk on what metta is, how to practice metta and how we can take refuge in the retreat container.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta 2024

2024-01-10 Meditation: Awakening Our Full Aliveness 20:22
Tara Brach
We cut off from our aliveness when we are lost in thoughts and on auto pilot. This meditation arouses a receptivity to sensation from “the inside out,” opens the awareness to sound, and then invites a full resting in receptive, dynamic presence (from the archives). It doesn’t matter how many times the mind drifts. It’s the gentle re-arriving that retrains your heart and mind. Just to choose to come back… Perhaps to sense what might let go a little more… If there’s something that might want to relax a bit more right now… To listen to and feel the changing moment-to-moment experience with an awake, open awareness. ~ Tara
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-01-10 How Hope Can Heal and Free Us – Part 1 45:53
Tara Brach
The mature expression of hope includes three elements: the aspiration for manifesting our full potential, a trust that this is possible, and an energy that engages to serve this unfolding. In this talk, we explore the importance of hope on the spiritual path, its shadow side, and how we can nourish hope through these three elements in a way that serves inner freedom and the healing of our world (a special favorite from the archives).
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-01-10 How to Be Happy: the Three Rules 44:54
David Loy
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

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