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Dharma Talks
2021-10-09 A vehicle for liberation 38:34
Ajahn Sucitto
We can reach into that which is bigger than our personal form, where we don’t feel the separation, we feel held by something that never leaves us – the boundless heart. We’re never totally closed, we just have scar tissue, and it can be brought back to life. This is the medium – lovingkindness, compassion, measureless, unrestricted. This is a vehicle for transformation and liberation from being identified from the world of circumstance.
Chicago Theosophical Society :  Brahmavihara Workshop

2021-10-09 Q&A 22:29
Ajahn Sucitto
(1:20) Returning to the unfettered after restriction; (6:22) romantic love; (8:50) holding in between breathing in and out; (13:31) feelings of restriction; (16:37) where emotions tend to arise in the body; (19:20) mind is easily distracted.
Chicago Theosophical Society :  Brahmavihara Workshop

2021-10-09 Let the heart express itself 23:14
Ajahn Sucitto
Love can come to be seen as a reward for good boys and girls. But it’s not a reward, and it’s not a social courtesy. It’s unfettered receptivity to the felt experience of being human. Gently removing barriers and setting aside distortions, stay steady with the natural trembling of being touched and let the heart express itself.
Chicago Theosophical Society :  Brahmavihara Workshop

2021-10-09 Guided Meditation: Heartfulness – a natural quality 20:59
Ajahn Sucitto
As you come into presence, feeling body and breathing, mind naturally wants to wander off. Return because there’s something enjoyable and essential to nourish yourself with. Open up to the capacity for enjoyment of the qualities and energies that begin to be felt. Enjoy the present moment as it is – a gift.
Chicago Theosophical Society :  Brahmavihara Workshop

2021-10-09 Natural flowing of goodwill 18:49
Ajahn Sucitto
The brahmaviharā are often referred to as sublime abiding places. This is the realm of heart, not a sensory realm but a spiritual one. The heart is often troubled in daily life. With the removal of obstacles and the sense of separation, the natural flowing of heartful qualities is restored. These are part of our nature, treasures of the gone forth person.
Chicago Theosophical Society :  Brahmavihara Workshop

2021-10-08 Dharma and Recovery 41:56
Kevin Griffin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2021-10-07 talk: Wise Samadhi 32:35
Jill Shepherd
Finishing our series of talks on the Noble Eightfold Path with an exploration of Wise Samādhi, unification of mind
Auckland Insight Meditation Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-10-07 Emptiness and the Big Perspective 50:29
James Baraz
The Heart Sutra teaching famously states: "Form is Emptiness Emptiness is Form." This liberating perspective is the gateway to understanding the inter-connectedness of all phenomena and the spaciousness and freedom that comes from seeing our place in the bigger scheme of things. The talk includes a recording of Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweikart's moving account of the profound shift he experienced upon seeing the Earth from outer space.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2021-10-07 meditation: mindfulness of breathing to develop calm and ease 27:12
Jill Shepherd
Settling in to the body then bringing awareness to the rhythm of the breath to support deepening ease and calm
Auckland Insight Meditation Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-10-06 Realizing Your Deepest Desires 51:26
Tara Brach
This talk differentiates between egoic intentions (driven by wants and fears), and our true aspiration (deepest desires) to manifest our full potential for awake awareness and love. We explore ways to realize and open to our deepest desires when we are stuck in self-promotion, grasping and conflict, so that our aspiration becomes a compass of the heart that can guide us in living with wisdom and compassion.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

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