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Dharma Talks
2020-09-07 The Immeasurable Mind of Metta 56:54
  Venerable Dhammadipa
A talk given as part of the Sunday program at Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group (SBMG)
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2020-09-06 Practicing Dukkha and the End of Dukkha in a Time of Crisis 67:21
  Donald Rothberg
The Buddha said, “I have taught dukkha [usually translated as “suffering”] and the end of dukkha.” This teaching is the heart of our practice, yet it is often misunderstood or even confusing to people, primarily because there are at least four different understandings of dukkha in the teachings. We’ll explore the nature of the teaching, emphasizing particularly the interpretation of dukkha as "reactivity" (particularly linked to the teaching of the Two Arrows or Two Darts), which comes in two forms--grasping or greed, and compulsive pushing away or aversion. We'll point to how we might practice with the teaching at this time of crisis--in our formal practice, in our practice in daily life, and in our work, service, and/or activism.
White Heron Sangha

2020-09-06 Q&A – Desire, Hatred, Deathless and Boundaries 44:45
  Ajahn Sucitto
How to manage inconvenient feelings of attraction; reacting impulsively towards sexual desire and hatred; working with boredom and drowsiness; how does one turn towards the deathless; is nibbana “a ground of being”; what does the use of “internal and external” mean?
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-09-06 Guided Meditation – Arrive at the Basis 10:57
  Ajahn Sucitto
Citta has its own basic clarity and sanity. Practice to establish citta on its own ground, where there is no suffering. This is the upright citta, the foundation for all the virtues leading to awakening.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-09-05 Mettā Can Go Everywhere To Everything 56:03
  Nathan Glyde
A meditation and reflection about metta and emptiness
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - Sept 2020

2020-09-05 התמיכות לויריה - חלק 1 60:46
  Zohar Lavie
Sangha Seva קבוצת ישיבה אונליין בתובנה

2020-09-03 talk: insight into impermanence 37:46
  Jill Shepherd
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight

2020-09-02 Meditation: Relaxing Back into Awareness 21:28
  Tara Brach
When we are in our daily trance, we are often leaning forward, on our way somewhere else. In this meditation we are guided to relax back into the awareness that is always, already here. We explore relaxing back through a body scan, and then with all our senses wide open. With practice we increasingly find our pathway home by relaxing the clench of doings, and resting in what is.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-09-02 Transforming Your Relationship with Anxiety 1:19:29
  Tara Brach
Strong anxiety frequently triggers fight-flight-freeze, our survival brain’s strategy for dealing with threats. This can become a trance that dominates our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and deepest experience of who we are. This talk explores how we get caught in this reactive trance, and ways of calming anxiety and radically shifting our way of relating to the experience of threat. The gift is discovering an inner freedom in the midst of life, and the capacity to respond to what arises with love-in-action.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-08-31 talk: Right Livelihood 36:43
  Jill Shepherd
Expanding the traditional understanding of Right Livelihood to include all aspects of how we live, including what we produce and what we consume
Sydney Insight Meditators

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