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2022-11-23 A Grateful, Giving, Happy Heart 51:46
Tara Brach
Gratitude is like breathing in – letting ourselves be touched by the goodness in others and in our world. Generosity is like breathing out – sensing our mutual belonging and offering our care. When we are awake and whole, breathing in and out happens naturally. But these beautiful expressions of our heart become blocked when we are dominated by the fear and grasping of our survival brain. This talk explores how we can facilitate the evolution of consciousness with the deliberate cultivation of generosity, and ends with a guided meditation on gratitude and generosity.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-11-23 Generosity, the practice of freedom 51:45
Greg Scharf
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2022-11-23 GM - Open into Awareness 19:58
Ajahn Sucitto
Cittaviveka 2022 Online Teaching

2022-11-23 Talk: Taking Everything As An Opportunity for Learning 2 66:18
Donald Rothberg
We explore how to practice with the intention to take everything as the opportunity for learning--an approach which is named in different ways in Buddhist and other traditions, including the Zen saying, "The obstacle is the path," and the Tibetan Lojong teaching, "Turn all obstacles into the path of practice." How do we follow this intention as individuals, groups or communities, or whole societies? We look particularly at ways to take everything as practice as individuals and some of the challenges of such an approach. A key is opening to challenging or difficult experiences when they are in the "workable" range and not overwhelming, with mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion. Out of such a process may come gifts and the "cleaning up" of our residues of compulsive greed, aversion, and delusion!
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-11-23 Guided Meditation: Taking Everything As An Opportunity for Learning 37:28
Donald Rothberg
After foundational mindfulness instructions, there is guidance, just after the core instructions and then briefly twice more during the session, on approaching the silent sitting in the spirit of our talk theme, taking every moment as practice, as an opportunity for learning.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-11-22 The Great Return: A Taste of Peace (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 67:55
Kittisaro
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Journey Into Refuge, Presence, and Love

2022-11-22 The third noble truth: Nibbana 63:20
Bhante Buddharakkhita
By developing the noble eightfold path we can abandon mental defilements (fetters) and realize peace, happiness, and ultimate freedom (Nibbana)
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2022-11-22 Survey the landscape-with sympathy 40:05
Ajahn Sucitto
Steady the heart by not picking up the signs of crisis or anxiety. Instead use the simple and steady body rhythms and signs that hold the heart. Make the heart the priority.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Mapping the Territory: New Light on the Satipatthana

2022-11-22 Accessing Peace through Letting Be (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:03
Thanissara, Dawn Mauricio, Djuna Devereaux, Gullu Singh, Kittisaro
Finding a Balance Within Letting go and Engaging.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Journey Into Refuge, Presence, and Love

2022-11-22 Recollection of kindness and compassion 13:30
Ajahn Sucitto
In the sensory world, boundaries, signs of separation and comparisons must be experienced. But entering the heart realm, we can experience the boundlessness of the brahma vihara.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Mapping the Territory: New Light on the Satipatthana

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