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2020-10-14 32 Parts of the Body—Skin, Teeth, Nails, Body Hair, Head Hair 32:44
  Bob Stahl
We are happy to announce a special opportunity to practice the 32 Parts of the Body meditation, which is rarely taught in the West. This practice deepens insight into impermanence and non-self by penetrating into the true nature and wonders of the body. We will also explore how the body interrelates with the four primary elements of earth (solidity), air (motion), fire (temperature), and water (liquidity). This methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can build immense levels of concentration, potentialities for healing, and experience the taste of deep freedom and peace. This is the 15th year of offering this class at Insight Santa Cruz and it has been truly wonderful. People have frequently reported developing a whole new relationship to their bodies with greater wisdom and compassion. We will also be hopefully doing a tour of the Cabrillo Anatomy lab to get a deeper experience of the body.
Insight Santa Cruz

2020-10-12 02 meditation: mindfulness of breathing 20:26
  Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation for beginners, starting with mindfulness of the body sitting and breathing
Auckland Insight Meditation Introduction to Insight Meditation

2020-10-12 Buddhist Studies - The Four Noble Truths: Dukkha as a Teacher - Week 5 - Meditation 29:14
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Four Noble Truths: Understanding suffering, its cause, its release, and the way toward its release

2020-10-12 Buddhist Studies - The Four Noble Truths: Dukkha as a Teacher - Week 5 - Talk 60:27
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Four Noble Truths: Understanding suffering, its cause, its release, and the way toward its release

2020-10-12 01 talk: introduction to mindfulness meditation for beginners 14:37
  Jill Shepherd
A short talk introducing insight meditation for beginners
Auckland Insight Meditation Introduction to Insight Meditation

2020-10-11 Awakening in a Time of Crisis 65:21
  Donald Rothberg
What does our practice look like at a time of multiple crises? We explore the great contemporary need for many of us to deepen in our path of awakening, and deepen in or sustain our ways of responding to the needs of our world. We look at the nature of awakening, both in its traditional and contemporary forms, and ask: How might I bring my practice of awakening up a notch or two? We look at how we can integrate this awakening process with our responsive action, pointing to what we might call a contemporary curriculum for those integrating inner and outer transformation. Following the talk, we have a discussion covering many aspects of our theme of awakening in a time of crisis.
Marin Sangha

2020-10-11 Mettā Samādhi or Samādhi Mettā 55:38
  Nathan Glyde
Exploring what happens when we offer mettā phrases that resonate with and radiate the felt sense of samādhi. Apologies: there are a lot of environmental noises from the sonic-cityscape I sat in to offer this online session. Hopefully the inimitable delight of Dharma overcomes the occasional annoyance of a horn, alarm, or call of a city dwellers.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall October

2020-10-11 Monday moring meditation: body, heart and mind coming together 43:08
  Jill Shepherd
Steadying and stilling the body as a support for steadying and stilling the heart-mind
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-10-10 Day Two - LGBTQ Online Retreat: Heart Practices 56:56
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight Freedom & Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for our LGBTQAI+ Community

2020-10-10 talk: Heavenly Messengers 2 - Ageing 23:05
  Jill Shepherd
A short introduction to the heavenly messenger of ageing, as an invitation to explore our attitudes to our own ageing
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"

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