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Dharma Talks
2022-12-21 Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 32:03
Devon Hase
Short talk explaining the four Brahma Viharas with images and similes, followed by a guided compassion practice for a suffering being and oneself.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

2022-12-21 Talk: Practicing with Views and Beliefs 2 64:27
Donald Rothberg
We begin with an acknowledgment of the Winter Solstice, and the importance, in a time that is often very busy, of slowing down, like the earth in the Northern Hemisphere, of being relatively still and opening to the generative dimensions of darkness. We then review the main elements of what we explored last week, pointing to the main aspects of the Buddha's teaching on "views" (including belief, positions, etc.), explored through four core texts, and three ways of practicing with views. We then bring some further ways of practicing with views. One is opened up by working with the model, from Chris Argyris, of the "Ladder of Inference," in noticing tendencies to go from direct experience to generalizations (obviously very useful at times), and how sometimes reactivity drives us "up the Ladder" to generalizations. A second is in working with relatively unconscious or half-conscious views, whether about oneself, others, or the nature of things. We close with discussion, intentions, and the dedication of merit.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-12-20 The Coming Out of Nowhere Moment 33:08
Brian Lesage
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community FIMC Monday Night Talks

2022-12-20 Mindfulness of Thoughts and Emotions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:58
Devon Hase
Short talk and guided meditation, including RAINN
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

2022-12-19 Fear and Courage on the Path 46:10
Devon Hase
Reflections on working with difficult emotions, including fear. Stories and poems too!
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

2022-12-19 Afternoon sit with Instruction 46:28
Carol Cano
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

2022-12-18 Leaving Intensity, entering Dhamma 27:19
Ajahn Sucitto
Description pending
Cittaviveka 2022 Online Teaching

2022-12-18 Dharma Talk - Wisdom, Equanimity and Compassion Amidst Crisis 53:42
Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House Boundless Heart, Vulnerable Life

2022-12-18 GM 19:12
Ajahn Sucitto
Cittaviveka 2022 Online Teaching

2022-12-18 Guided Meditation 29:56
Eugene Cash
San Francisco Insight Meditation Community SFI Sunday Nights

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