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Dharma Talks
2019-08-15 Metta To Phenomena - Guided Meditation 44:16
  Zohar Lavie
Freely Given Retreats A Wide and Wonderful Path

2019-08-15 Day 5 - Dukkha WOL - Meditation Instructions 45:23
  Zohar Lavie
Meditation Instructions for Day 5
Freely Given Retreats A Wide and Wonderful Path

2019-08-14 Part 2 – The Answer is Love: Evolving out of “Bad Other” 45:37
  Tara Brach
These two talks address the inquiry: How do we awaken from the contempt and hatred that causes so much suffering in our world? The first talk looks at how we can use the practices of mindfulness and compassion to decondition our habits of self-blame and self-hatred, as well as the importance of helping each other defuse the trance of unworthiness. The second talk extends the use of these practices to situations where we’ve locked into external “bad othering.” These times need our deepened dedication to love: By intentionally arousing compassion for ourselves and others, we directly contribute to the evolution of consciousness in our world.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-08-14 Dukkha, Clinging, Metta 53:33
  Zohar Lavie
Freely Given Retreats A Wide and Wonderful Path

2019-08-14 Meditation: Everything Belongs 20:34
  Tara Brach
This guided meditation awakens an embodied presence through a body scan, and invites us to rest in the breath, while allowing the different waves of sensations, feelings and sounds to come and go. When difficult experiences arise, we breathe with them, feeling them fully and mentally whispering, “this belongs,” or “this too.” By not resisting, we discover the sea of awareness that has room for all the waves.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-08-14 Right Intention 59:36
  Yuka Nakamura
The Buddha emphasized intention as the key to happiness and peace. However, often we are not aware of the intentions behind our choices and actions. Based on the Dvedhāvitakka Sutta the talks discusses the unwholesome intentions of sensual desire, ill will and cruelty and the wholesome intentions of renunciation, lovingkindness and compassion. It also discusses central aspects of mental cultivation.
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg 14 day Karuna and Vipassana Meditation Retreat

2019-08-14 Day 2 Guided Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 40:08
  Vinny Ferraro
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight & Loving Kindness

2019-08-14 Practicing with Conflict 1 67:15
  Donald Rothberg
The world deeply needs a culture of skillful conflict transformation, informed by dharma practice. In such a culture, we would have individuals who combine inner capacities such as mindfulness, skill with difficult emotions, empathy and compassion, and equanimity, with perspectives on how to work with conflicts, whether inner, interpersonal, or social. In this talk, we look at some of the prevalent social conditioning around being with conflict, including tendencies to avoid conflict or act out when there are conflicts, and widespread tendencies to see conflicts dualistically and to project negative aspects onto “opponents.” In this context, Donald presents some images and reflections from his just-completed time of teaching and traveling for 3 1/2 weeks in Israel and the West Bank. He then focuses on some of the inner capacities important for being skillful with conflict, next time examining some of the perspectives on conflict that have come out of the fields of mediation, negotiation, and conflict transformation. There is also a time of discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2019-08-13 Metta - Guided Meditation 44:35
  Zohar Lavie
Freely Given Retreats A Wide and Wonderful Path

2019-08-13 Day 1 Morning Guided Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:46
  JoAnna Hardy
Day one of retreat - landing in the breath and body
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight & Loving Kindness

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