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2024-02-22 GM - Basics of reclining meditation 35:08
Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn outlines some basic considerations on reclining
Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat :  Cultivating the Empty Field

2024-02-22 Morning reflection on impermanence/anicca. 21:04
Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2024

2024-02-22 Introduction to metta practice 58:26
Oren Jay Sofer
Instructions for loving kindness, practice, and a guided meditation
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Lovingkindness Retreat

2024-02-21 Meditation: A Welcoming Heartspace 18:00
Tara Brach
Our pathway to peace and happiness is through opening, with tenderness, to our moment-to-moment experience. This meditation guides us first to be awake in our body and senses, and then to include the changing flow of life in a spacious, kind heart. We close with a short verse from poet Dorothy Hunt – “Peace Is This Moment Without Judgment.”
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-02-21 “Getting Over Yourself” – A Conversation between Tara Brach and Stephen Josephs 64:48
Tara Brach
Executive coach and author Stephen Josephs has worked with many top business leaders, guiding them in transcending the egoic conditioning that limit their impact on other people, and on societal change. In this conversation we look at what he’s learned about inner freedom and awakening from his own trauma, from 60 years of spiritual practice, from models of adult development, and from the poetry of Lao Tzu. Stephen and Tara have been close friends for over 50 years, and she considers him her first inspiration for a dedicated practice of meditation. His website is
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-02-21 Kindness rooted in love 48:44
Oren Jay Sofer
What is Metta? How do we experience it? How do we strengthen it?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Lovingkindness Retreat

2024-02-21 Devotion to the Sacred (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 64:44
James Baraz
Although devotion plays a significant role in Monastic Communities and Tibetan practices it is not something often discussed in lay communities. Yet devotion can be a major source of inspiration which can fuel our practice. How can we access it and have it moisten our sincerity of motivation?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat--1 Month

2024-02-21 Using a communal form 18:18
Ajahn Sucitto
A retreat is a practice container that emphasizes cooperation and presence in a steady and communal form.
Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat :  Cultivating the Empty Field

2024-02-21 Transforming the Judgmental Mind 1 68:12
Donald Rothberg
We frame the session in terms of there being three main inter-related aims of our practice: (1) developing wisdom and insight, (2) cultivating the kind heart and compassion, and (3) acting skillfully and ethically in all the parts of our life. In this context, it's interesting that having insight can still be connected with reactivity; it's possible to be both "right" and see something clearly, and be obnoxious. We look at one major way in which insight can be enmeshed with reactivity--what I call "the judgmental mind." We first clarify how "judgment" in English is ambiguous, sometimes meaning judgmental, sometimes meaning discerning without reactivity. The judgmental mind combines typically some kind of noticing, insight, observation, etc. with reactivity, and the key to transforming the judgmental mind is to work through the reactivity, using multiple tools. The last part of the talk outlines our major tools for transforming the judgmental mind, and invites next week's practice. We then have a discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-02-20 Questions and Responses 68:46
Bernat Font, Ven Canda Bhikkhuni
The teachers read out and respond to anonymous questions from retreatants.
Gaia House Enjoying the Path

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