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2019-03-13 Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred – Part 1 47:08
Tara Brach
This two part series explores how we regularly leave our body and skim life’s surface in a mental trance, and the ways we can train our attention to come home again. We look at working with physical and emotional pain, and the gifts of love, wisdom, creativity and aliveness that arise as we learn to fully inhabit these living forms and all our senses with awareness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-08-15 What Obstructs the Dhamma Eye 25:09
Ayya Medhanandi
We all experience some pain, mental, physical or both.  And we work with pain both in the body and in the mind until it is exhausted.  This is how we care for the mind, healing its sickness and removing the sand that obstructs the spring of truth in our hearts. Then we can see clearly. We see what obstructs the Dhamma eye and we open our eyes to the truth of the Dhamma.  A talk given given during Satipanna Insight Meditation Toronto (SIMT) Retreat, Chapin Mill, Batavia, N.Y in 2018.
Satipanna Insight Meditation (SIMT)

2017-09-19 Mindfulness Of Physical Pain 40:47
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Guided meditation on physical pain.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-09-18 Meeting Physical Pain With Right Mindfulness and Full understanding. 62:36
Bhante Buddharakkhita
The practice of right mindfulness and full understanding can help us meet physical pain with openness, compassion, and wisdom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-02-24 24 short instructions: working with pain 7:38
Jill Shepherd
Various suggestions for working with "pain," to help maintain a balanced relationship to physical discomfort
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2016-09-22 Pain and Compassion - Reflection Being with Body 59:50
Christiane Wolf
How we perceive the body from the inside and the outside, how mindfulness and compassion helps with physical and emotional pain.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Finding Freedom in the Body: Mindfulness of the Body as a Gateway to Liberation

2016-09-10 Ground, Balance and Wholeness 33:10
Ajahn Sucitto
Guided Sitting Meditation: (Guidance begins at 10 min, and then again at 25 min) Ask the body to align and find balance, then allow it to happen through vitality versus will power. Look for wholeness with regards to physical pain: rather than splitting into a 'me' who has a stiff shoulder – can it be included?
London Insight Meditation Guided by Nature

2016-07-17 Meditation for Pain 2: Four Ways to Practice with Physical Pain 28:45
Oren Jay Sofer
Sharing reflections on intentions and explorations into what pain is. Overview of the four basic ways of practicing with pain.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2016-03-30 Embodied Awareness – Pain and Living Fully – Part 3 1:13:26
Tara Brach
The experiences we most value – feeling creative, loving, vital – require being awake in our bodies. Yet when faced with physical pain, our conditioning is to pull away from our bodies, and get lost in thoughts. This talk offers guidance in working mindfully with different levels of pain, as we cultivate our capacity to live from an embodied presence and open heart. After the talk, Tara offers a short period of question and response on embodiment.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2016-01-07 Group C Interview 1 40:09
Ajahn Sucitto
1. The Wandering Mind; 2. Dealing with physical pain; 3. Dealing with fear, 4. Energy; 5. Moving into Daily Life, open eyes ad normal mode

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