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Dharma Talks
2022-03-25 Everyone Likes Letting Go 39:33
Ajahn Sucitto
Investigate feeling as an energy rather than as content. Refer to that which is affected, the heart itself. It’s up to us to apply energy, investigate, turn the mind around, turn the heart, get it to see clearly. Use body to stabilize and simplify content, and the concoction of thought dissipates. This is release; the heart becomes unrestricted.
Cittaviveka 2022 Cittaviveka Winter Retreat Closing Group Practice

2022-03-24 Understanding the Whirlpools of This Heart 65:57
Mark Nunberg
The Buddha taught that we are all spinning due to our habits of greed, hatred, and delusion, long enough to have become wise and dispassionate about how we keep getting hooked into these stressful cycles. What is it that we are not seeing clearly enough that keeps this spin spinning? The Buddha’s teachings encourage us to stabilize present-moment awareness so that we can begin to see how impersonal and lawful all this inner and outer activity actually is. Understanding the river of experience in this way leads to a natural letting go and a releasing of attachment.
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2022-03-24 Aspiration – The Rising of the Heart 32:14
Ajahn Sucitto
Aspiration connects to the very fundamental wish of the heart, and acts as the basis for energy. What does the heart really rise up for? Rather than just getting by in life, where is the sense of purpose and meaning that brings forth the best in us? All of our actions and words should proceed from that place of faith. Body helps ground and moderate that energy.
Cittaviveka 2022 Cittaviveka Winter Retreat Closing Group Practice

2022-03-24 Embracing Strong Emotions, Part 2 (Dharma Talk & Guided Meditation) 1:12:24
Kaira Jewel Lingo
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-03-24 Embracing Strong Emotions, Part 1 (6 Step Vagal Nurturing Sequence) 7:24
Kaira Jewel Lingo
Credit for Polyvagal Nurturing based on Dr. Marti Glenn's work & research. Kaira Jewel also offers this video as an aid for Vagal Nurturing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0ozoPNTqig
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-03-23 The Story of Angulimala (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:43
Andrea Fella
Angulimala murdered 999 people before he met the Buddha. This is the story of how he came to be a murderer and how his encounter with the Buddha led to his transformation. This telling of the story emphasizes the value of sila (ethical conduct) in our own lives, and the effect our ethical conduct can have on those around us.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation One Month Retreat

2022-03-23 Meditation: Inhabiting Our Body, Realizing Wholeness 24:13
Tara Brach
Awakening awareness in the body is the portal to resting in boundless and dynamic presence. This guided practice scans the body from feet up, and helps us inhabit all parts of our body. As we open to the aliveness and space inside the body, we discover a permeability that allows us to inhabit the universe of aliveness and space, form and formlessness. With this homecoming to whole beingness is an intrinsic experience of freedom.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-03-23 Being Embodied: Gateway to Aliveness and Spirit – Part 2 57:11
Tara Brach
All that we cherish—creativity, love, wisdom, realization—arises from an embodied presence. Yet as we know, the wounds and trauma of our society and individual lives leads toward dissociation. These two talks look at the challenges to awakening through our bodies, and the practices and teachings that guide us on the path.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-03-23 Freedom with the Whirlpools of the Mind – Talk 65:26
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2022-03-22 Guided Meditation: Equanimity Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:39
Andrea Fella
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation One Month Retreat

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