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Dharma Talks
2023-10-26 Recognizing and Cultivating Our Natural Potential for Awakening (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:34
Ayya Santacitta
Guided Meditation on the Seven Factors of Awakening
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Alchemy of Presence

2023-10-26 Signs and the signless 46:32
Ajahn Sucitto
Cittaviveka Replenish and release: servicing the heart

2023-10-26 Guided meditation breath/body and elements practice 54:43
DaRa Williams
Rounding in the body, relaxed and engaged with the elements, earth, fire, water, air. Our connectedness to nature!
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2023-10-25 Emergence ~ Are We Going to Go with It? 49:53
Ayya Santacitta
Short Reflection & Guided Meditation | Wednesday-Mornings | 23
Aloka Earth Room

2023-10-25 This Is Just What the Mind Does (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:32
Ayya Santacitta
A Summary of the Five Hindrances and the Seven Factors of Awakening
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Alchemy of Presence

2023-10-25 Meditation: Awake and Alive 18:04
Tara Brach
This guided practice includes a body scan, and an opening to the awareness that includes all of life. From that wakeful openness we offer a relaxed attentiveness to the changing flow, and close with loving kindness to ourselves and our world. …calling on the presence of your heart and offering whatever blessing or wish you’d like to offer to yourself… whatever prayer of care. Then in that heart-space including other beings in this world. Holding the world in your heart and sensing your prayer of care for all beings. ~ Tara (from the meditation)
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-10-25 What is our Refuge in the Midst of Crisis? A Conversation with Tara and Stephen Fulder 55:23
Tara Brach, Stephen Fulder
Stephen Fulder is a senior Buddhist teacher, author and peace activist who lives and teaches in Israel. In this conversation Stephen shares about his experience during the unfolding violence in the Middle East, and what he and his community are doing to tend to the huge trauma people are feeling. He talks about being with intense fear and emotions, and how to talk with those who have very different views. And he shares about the past decades of the deep and powerful work he’s been involved in, bringing groups of Israeli and Palestinian people together to find their shared hearts and humanity. Together Stephen and Tara look at what our true refuge is in the midst of a world in crisis and pathways that can carry us to that precious space of equanimity, compassion and love.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-10-25 Dharma Talk - Not Knowing, No Doing, No time 46:49
Leela Sarti
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart

2023-10-25 Introduction to the four foundations of mindfulness 60:49
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Mindfulness of the body, feelings, mind states, and Dharma's can lead to peace, happiness, and final liberation
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2023-10-25 Practicing with Conflict: Foundations 2 68:46
Donald Rothberg
We start by reviewing last week's initial account of the foundations for practicing with differences and conflicts, first giving a definition of "conflict" as a difference of values, goals, or strategies, and not necessarily involving hostility or aggression. We also look again briefly at the multiple reasons why bringing our practice to conflicts is often difficult, and then review the more "inner" four foundations of skillful practice with conflict. We then bring in three further foundations which are more "outer": developing guidelines and agreements, especially in groups or organizations, but also with individuals; clarifying a vision of a "win-win" or "both-and" approach to conflicts that meet the underlying interests or needs of all concerned; and developing empathy. After the talk, there is a discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
Attached Files:
  • Johan Galtung's Win-Win Model of Conflict Transformation by Donald Rothberg (PDF)
  • Feelings Inventory from NVC by NVC (added by Donald Rothberg) (PDF)
  • Needs Inventory from NVC by NVC (added by Donald Rothberg) (PDF)
  • Empathy Map by Donald Rothberg/Oren Jay Sofer (PDF)

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