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Dharma Talks
2022-03-28 Guided Sit--Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:40
Mark Coleman
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Living with Awareness Retreat

2022-03-28 Open, Spacious Awareness Meditation | Monday Night 27:27
Jack Kornfield
Reflect on the value of a peaceful heart. What is it like to have a peaceful heart among the worldly winds of praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow, fame and disrepute. These are the worldly winds that constantly change. It's important to stop, take a pause, and feel that we are part of something so much greater than the individual life that we live. Our awareness is big enough to hold all of this, because we are awareness itself.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-03-28 Peace is Possible | Monday Night Talk 45:38
Jack Kornfield
We are in a time of great transition. The climate crisis, the pandemic, war, injustice, racism: they're all pressing on us to live in a different way. And if you live with a peaceful heart, the point is not to let your heart get hardened. Don't turn your gaze away. But see another possibility—see with the great heart of compassion. My teacher Ajahn Chah said, "We human beings are constantly in combat, at war to escape the fact of being so limited by so many circumstances we cannot control. But instead of escaping, we continue to create suffering, waging war with evil, waging war with good, waging war with what is too small, waging war with what is too big, waging war with what is too short or too long, or right or wrong, courageously carrying on the battle. It's time to stop the war. " The sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson said, "The real problem of humanity is the following: we have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology." The first response is tend the wounds, feed the hungry, and stand up for peace in whatever way you can. But there is also an inner response needed. We know where war starts—it starts in the human heart. We must make the heart a zone of peace. Set your compass to your highest intention. Something in us knows there is another way.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-03-28 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Mindfulness 57:22
Diana Winston
This talk explores the basics of mindfulness from the perspective of attention, attitude, and intention. It touches briefly on the five hindrances and includes a story about an exploding egg. Good for beginners!
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Living with Awareness Retreat

2022-03-28 Morning Instructions 22:06
Martine Batchelor
What is This ?
Gaia House A Seon Questioning and Listening Retreat

2022-03-28 Mindfulness of Body and Breath Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:17:10
Mark Coleman
Mindfulness of Body and Breath Instructions - 1st day of a retreat
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Living with Awareness Retreat

2022-03-28 A Good Boat Needs Water 50:58
Ajahn Sucitto
The thinking mind conceives, weaves into being other people and self; it’s very convincing. But there is a choice – you can refer to things, people, situations – or you can refer to where faith arises. Turn to that faith-vehicle and let the energies and the tonality of faith, generosity and virtue shape mind (or ‘heart’ citta). Then you find a proper basis for mindfulness.
Cittaviveka 2022 Cittaviveka Winter Retreat Closing Group Practice

2022-03-27 Dharma Talk 55:32
Martine Batchelor
Great Faith, Great Courage, Great Questioning
Gaia House A Seon Questioning and Listening Retreat

2022-03-27 Radiant Heart Meditation 26:46
Pamela Weiss
San Francisco Insight Meditation Community SFI Sunday Nights

2022-03-27 Disarming the Self 56:15
Pamela Weiss
San Francisco Insight Meditation Community SFI Sunday Nights

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