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2024-01-14 Metta Practice with Difficulties and Challenges: Metta for the Difficult Person, Practicing with the Judgmental Mind, and Forgiveness 63:41
Donald Rothberg
We begin by exploring the nature of some of the challenges of metta practice, including with difficult emotions, body-states, and thoughts, and how to practice when these challenges arise. The spirit is that of understanding challenges as part of the path of learning. We then focus on one way of deliberating bring metta practice to a challenging situation, through metta with the difficult person, followed by an account of one particular challenge, the “judgmental mind,” its nature and how to practice with it; this includes a short selection from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s’ sermon, “On Judging.” Lastly, there is an introduction to forgiveness practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta 2024

2024-01-14 Freedom and the Jewel of Sangha 51:04
Pamela Weiss
This talk will celebrate the life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and the women who surrounded him.
San Francisco Insight Meditation Community SFI Sunday Nights

2024-01-14 Guided Equanimity Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:01
Gullu Singh
In this session Gullu shares a short dharmette about equanimity and then guides an equanimity practice using phrases.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta 2024

2024-01-14 Concluding Talk 48:12
Sayadaw U Tejaniya
Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary :  Sayadaw U Tejaniya Meditation Retreat, 2024

2024-01-14 Mettā for the Neutral Person (Retreat at Spirit) 53:03
Gullu Singh
In this session Gullu guides a meditation practice focusing on sending loving kindness to a person we do not know well, sometimes referred to as the friendly stranger.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta 2024

2024-01-14 Morning Reflections: That Which Does Not Guarantee Power to Draw the Next Breath 8:22
Tara Mulay
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January, 2024

2024-01-14 The Dharma of Martin Luther King Jr. 1:16:26
Nikki Mirghafori
Spirit Rock Meditation Center BIPOC Voices - Series

2024-01-13 Reflections on Mettā and Equanimity (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:39
Gullu Singh
Mettā can be a foundation of cornerstone for Equanimity (Upekka). As we cultivate a mind that is more and more impartial the mind where Mettā can shine evenly on everyone the mind becomes less attached to preferences and this quality of mind is more able to meet any moment with ease.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta 2024

2024-01-13 Introduction to Compassion Meditation and Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 4:32:57
Kaira Jewel Lingo
We cover what compassion is and how it can help soothe our pain much better than avoiding or denying it. We distinguish between compassion and pity and then offer a variety of compassion phrases we can use. In the guided meditation, we begin with a dear friend who is undergoing some kind of suffering and then move on to ourselves, offering self-compassion for our own physical or mental suffering.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta 2024

2024-01-13 10 meditation: cultivating the heart energy of mettā or kindness 22:31
Jill Shepherd
A short meditation to develop mettā, beginning by establishing well-being in the body then attuning to the energy of kindness at the heart-centre
Australian Insight Meditation Network Two-day insight meditation and Insight Dialogue workshop

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