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2023-12-22 The Light Inside the Darkness: A Winter Solstice Reflection 56:55
James Baraz
This Thursday our meeting will take place just as we arrive at this year's Winter Solstice (7:27pm Pacific Time). This longest night of the year has given rise to many holidays of light (Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Soyal, the winter solstice celebration of the Hopi Indians, and many others). We will explore accessing the light within as we experience the solstice and navigate the shadow within us and in the world.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2023-12-21 Working with the SuperEgo / Inner Critic 1:28:31
Tina Rasmussen
Insight Meditation Tucson

2023-12-21 Mindfulness of Emotions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:46
Devon Hase
Teachings on working with strong emotions and moods, including a guided RAIN meditation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

2023-12-20 Re-Rooting In the Web of Life Is the Way to Go 54:31
Ayya Santacitta
Short Reflection & Guided Meditation | Online Wednesday-Mornings | 31
Aloka Earth Room

2023-12-20 Reaching for a Pillow in the Darkness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:04
Devon Hase
Reflections on Embracing the Dark and Inviting the Light. Stories of fear, delusion, clear understanding and the not knowing that leads to release, freedom and love.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

2023-12-20 Meditation: Relaxed and Awake 16:58
Tara Brach
This guided meditation helps us find ease and wakefulness in our body and mind. With the breath as our home base, we offer a gentle and full attention to the changing waves. We close with a beautiful poem, “Walk Slowly,” by Danna Faulds.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-12-20 Finding True Belonging in the Midst of Stress 53:33
Tara Brach
Our deepest longing is to feel our belonging to each other and all life. This reflection examines the primary forces that keep us trapped in a trance of separation. We then explore two powerful dimensions of spiritual practice that can undo trance and reveal the sentience and love that is our shared essence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-12-20 Samatha Vipassana (and a little Karuna) 46:42
Oren Jay Sofer
The differences between Samatha and Vipassana (calm abiding and insight) practice, with some attention to compassion as a flavor of right attitude.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

2023-12-20 The Dharma in Times of Crisis 1:20:00
Donald Rothberg, Stephen Fulder
Stephen Fulder, the founder and senior teacher of Tovana (the Israel Insight Society), is in conversation with Donald Rothberg. We hold the understanding of "crisis" broadly, remembering that we are in the midst of multiple crises, while giving more attention to Israel/Palestine. Such crises are a major challenge to our dharma practice. In this context, we explore a number of different themes, including bringing our practice to difficult experiences that often arise in a crisis, such as fear, emotional pain, reactivity, numbness, and the presence of repetitive negative narratives and views. We also identify, during the conversation, a number of resources, including qualities of compassion, empathy, equanimity, and the importance of finding a "refuge"and deep support in different ways. The conversation is followed by discussion, and a closing guided meditation. [During the conversation, we see a short (3:28) video of Tovana teachers speaking a sentence each about the current crisis, in Hebrew, with English sub-titles. The video can be seen at]
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2023-12-19 In A Dark Time, The Eye Begins to See 27:40
Brian Lesage
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community FIMC Monday Night Talks

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