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2023-07-24 Unlocking The Happiness Hidden in Plain Sight 51:26
Nathan Glyde
Doing the (next) right thing: unlocking the happiness hidden in plain sight, converting displeasure into pleasure, stepping out of identified thinking for applied discernment. Ready Steady Meditate
SanghaSeva Cultivating The Beautiful

2023-07-24 Monday's Short Sitting & Dharma Talk 1:15:46
Kamala Masters
Focus: Faith
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Insight Meditation Retreat

2023-07-24 Monday's Questions & Responses 31:10
Joseph Goldstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Insight Meditation Retreat

2023-07-24 Breath Energy Tour - Meditation Instructions 2 60:23
Zohar Lavie
SanghaSeva Cultivating The Beautiful

2023-07-24 Monday's Sitting Meditation with Instructions and Q/R 63:34
Roxanne Dault
Focus: Emotions
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Insight Meditation Retreat

2023-07-24 Morning Reflections #20: Inconstancy (Step 13) 44:09
Nikki Mirghafori
After a silent period, a guided reflection on inconstancy focusing on the five aggragates, and steadily seeing change gently.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July, 2023

2023-07-23 Maintaining Clarity, Joy and Peace 38:44
Ajahn Achalo
This talk, given on the last day of a 9 day online retreat from Wat Marp Jan, gives some perspective as well as useful pointers, with regards to progressing steadily in the gradual training towards complete liberation of mind.
Wat Marp Jan

2023-07-23 Counting Within The Breath - Guided Meditation 2 43:59
Nathan Glyde
A fun and effective way of steadying the heart-mind and developing an absorbed attention. Following in a style offered by Rob Burbea.
SanghaSeva Cultivating The Beautiful

2023-07-23 Talk: Dukkha and the End of Dukkha 2 64:06
Donald Rothberg
We start with a review and expansion of the main themes of the talk from two weeks ago, looking especially first at the possible confusion around the nature of "dukkha" (usually translated as "suffering"). We look at four meanings of dukkha in the teachings of the Buddha (the first of which is the most common meaning of dukkha as what is "painful"). Only the last sense of dukkha as reactivity (based on the teachings of the Two Arrows and of Dependent Origination) helps us make sense of what the "end of dukkha" means. We then give attention to a number of different ways of practicing to transform and "end" reactivity, followed by discussion with the community.
Benicia Insight Meditation

2023-07-23 Guided Meditation Exploring Reactivity 45:10
Donald Rothberg
After an introduction of the teacher, there is a 30-minute guided meditation. We set the intention to track for moments of reactivity, and then have the first 10 minutes or so for settling. Then there are several lightly guided suggestions of ways to practice with reactivity, including noticing moderate or a little greater experiences of pleasant or unpleasant, and seeing whether we move to wanting and grasping, on the one hand, or not wanting or pushing away, on the other. At the end, there is guided practice on bringing up an experience of reactivity and exploring it especially with mindfulness and the wisdom of appropriate response. The meditation is followed by a dana talk.
Benicia Insight Meditation

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