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Dharma Talks
2020-06-06 Becoming Teachable (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:19
  Ayya Santacitta
Accessing a wider & deeper range of experience through developing the Seven Factors of Awakening
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Therīgāthā - Awakening Verses of the Early Buddhists Nuns

2020-06-06 Real Beauty of the Nonjudgemental Heart (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:03
  Ayya Santacitta
Guided Meditation on knowing the five elements
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Therīgāthā - Awakening Verses of the Early Buddhists Nuns

2020-06-06 Crossing the Flood with the Theris (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 28:49
  Venerable Dhammadipa
Reflection in the poem of Upasama bhikkhuni, the four elements, and the practice of nourishing the body with food
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Therīgāthā - Awakening Verses of the Early Buddhists Nuns

2020-06-06 Befriending Our Body (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:30
  Ayya Anandabodhi
Guided Body Sweeping Meditation
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Therīgāthā - Awakening Verses of the Early Buddhists Nuns

2020-06-05 The Unequivocal Law of Kamma 13:44
  Ayya Medhanandi
Responding to questions about social change during pandemic time protests: seeing that we are the owners of our actions, subject to the law of kamma, we can embody the Buddha's teachings by respecting all beings with compassion, nonviolence and our foundation in virtue, and choosing wise leaders who uphold these principles.
Ottawa Buddhist Society

2020-06-05 Bowing On Two Knees: Covid Compassion and Nonviolence 19:27
  Ayya Medhanandi
When change and unrest foment around us, we must guard the mind and protect it from disruptive emotions such as fear or anger that may lead us to speak or act unskillfully. In this pandemic of moral decay and heightened fear, seeing how we are not in control, we care both for ourselves and others, morally and spiritually. To bring reform or healing in the world, we speak or act from an inner quiet, not boiling with anger or resentment, but from a heart tempered with patience, compassion, wisdom and peace. A talk given online during Covid-19 and global anti-racism protests.
Ottawa Buddhist Society

2020-06-05 On the Altar of This Moment 23:36
  Ayya Medhanandi
A guided meditation into the heart of our struggles and fears where, on the altar of our tears, the jewels of the Dhamma are revealed radiant within us. Breath by breath, wisely seeing through and courageously defying all obstacles to our freedom, we embark into the miracle of pure presence in this moment.
Ottawa Buddhist Society

2020-06-05 Equanimity Meditation 47:39
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Monthly Lovingkindness Practice Group

2020-06-05 Equanimity Talk 38:39
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Monthly Lovingkindness Practice Group

2020-06-05 Fully Embodied Breath (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:53
  Venerable Dhammadipa
Detailed posture instructions, whole body awareness, in and out breath.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Therīgāthā - Awakening Verses of the Early Buddhists Nuns

2020-06-05 Podcast: If You Won't Create Your Own Life the World Will Create It for You 1:11:33
  Ajahn Sucitto
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-06-04 Exploring Racial Injustice and White Privilege 64:09
  James Baraz
In the aftermath of the George Floyd tragedy and the protests that followed the community explores Racial Injustice and White Privilege. Special guest Deb Kerr, who is a Core Teacher of East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland. DE, who is one of EMBC's founders and has served on the EBMC Board has led White Privilege groups there.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2020-06-03 Meditation: Homecoming to Wakeful Presence 20:04
  Tara Brach
This meditation begins with us standing in mindful movement, guiding us in awakening awareness in the body. Then in sitting practice, we open all our senses, resting in the wakeful presence that can include the changing waves of our life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-06-03 A Courageous Presence with Racism 38:13
  Tara Brach
Anti-Black racism is the core wound of American culture, and we each have a role to play in fighting racism, a medicine to bring to these times. This talk explores how we can offer an honest and courageous presence to key domains of this suffering. We then look at affirming that Black lives truly matter with our dedicated and wise action.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-06-03 The Peace of a Boundless Heart 1:41:27
  Nathan Glyde
Teachings and practices to ease us from habitual patterns towards something endlessly (boundless heart) liberating. Exploring through a mediation, talk, and Q&R, freedom with what appears, freedom from what appears, via the freedom teachings of anicca and dukkha, and particularly sankhara–how we participate in the creation of 'the all of the all'.
Sangha Seva The Peace of a Boundless Heart

2020-05-31 Dharma talk 46:45
  Michele McDonald
Closing dharma talk, given during an online self-retreat during the COVID-19 pandemic
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2020-05-31 Western vs Buddhist Psychology 34:07
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2020-05-31 Sit with Instructions 50:20
  Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Guided meditation with instructions, given on the final day of an online self-retreat during the COVID-19 pandemic
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2020-05-31 Responding to the Killing of George Floyd - guided meditation 25:19
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-05-31 Responding to the Killing of George Floyd Talk 40:51
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-05-31 Traditional Request for a Dhamma Talk (in Pāli) chanted at Sati Saraniya Hermitage.. 0:40
  Ayya Medhanandi
The deity Brahma Sahampati appeared before the Blessed One and urged the Buddha to teach to those who had little dust in their eyes so that they could learn the Dhamma and practice for their own awakening.
Sati Saraniya Hermitage

2020-05-31 Dhamma Stream Online Puja: The Healing Potential of the Heart 47:47
  Ajahn Sucitto
Training involves the pause – connect to what’s happening, and use careful attention to deepen into citta. There’s more than just discomfort there – there’s healing potential if one can touch into the healthy spots. *Sutta reference Udāna 4:1
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-05-30 Dharma talk: Our World is on Fire 50:45
  Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Dharma talk on the Fire Sermon discourse, given during online self-retreat during COVID-19 pandemic
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2020-05-30 Sit with Instructions 53:00
  Michele McDonald
Guided meditation with instructions, during COVID-19 pandemic
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2020-05-29 Dharma talk: Finding Peace, Ending the War 45:00
  Michele McDonald
Dharma talk on annica, dukkha, anatta
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2020-05-29 Cittaviveka Buddhist Monastery Uposatha Public Talk: The Foundation for Relinquishment Is Comfort 51:16
  Ajahn Sucitto
There are many meditation techniques, but fundamental is finding where the mind will settle - what citta finds comfort in. The more energy rests in that and returns to is, energy is consolidated instead of scattered, running out to external forms. This is the principle for clarification, purification, for awakening.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-05-29 Sit with Instructions 51:02
  Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Guided meditation with instructions
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2020-05-29 Saṅkhāra Dharma Going Forward 30:54
  Nathan Glyde
Continuation, Crossing the Threshold, or more commonly called Closing Talk of our retreat. Gathering our insights, transferring our practice, and going forth.
Gaia House Waking the heart, Expanding the world

2020-05-29 Dāna - Generosity and Freedom (a talk about/for dana practice) 14:08
  Zohar Lavie
Dana talk for participants of the "Waking the Heart, Expanding the World" retreat
Gaia House Waking the heart, Expanding the world

2020-05-29 Mettā to the Sensate World 28:20
  Zohar Lavie
Sending a welcoming quality of attention (metta) to whatever appears at the sense doors.
Gaia House Waking the heart, Expanding the world

2020-05-28 Dharma talk 52:25
  Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Dharma talk given on the second day of online self-retreat, during COVID-19 pandemic
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2020-05-28 Metta for a Sangha of All Beings 42:04
  Nathan Glyde
Opening our sense of community to expand to include more and more of the world.
Gaia House Waking the heart, Expanding the world

2020-05-28 Awakening the Heart 48:41
  Zohar Lavie
Gaia House Waking the heart, Expanding the world

2020-05-28 Sit with Instructions 46:30
  Michele McDonald
Instructions on setting the intention for sitting followed by guided meditation
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2020-05-28 Humility in the Face of Difficulty Meditation 24:23
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-05-28 Humility in the Face of Difficulty Talk 67:20
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-05-28 Day 3 - Meditation Instructions - Open Palm Attention 51:56
  Nathan Glyde
Expanding the world through skilful wholesome modes of relating. When there is an object in attention there is always some degree of push or pull happening. The contraction is what holds attention there. It is not something we’re doing wrong, it is the nature of experience. What happens when we invite an opening in the contraction, either in the body sense, or the sense of awareness, or by bringing in a bit more metta in the atmosphere of attending?
Gaia House Waking the heart, Expanding the world

2020-05-27 Metta Chanting and Sit 39:48
  Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Evening metta chanting instructions for online self-retreat, during COVID-19 pandemic, followed by chanting and sit
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2020-05-27 Dharma talk 46:08
  Michele McDonald
Opening talk of online retreat, during COVID-19 pandemic, on self-retreat at home, meditation, and loving-kindness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2020-05-27 Compassion and Tenderness 42:18
  Zohar Lavie
Guided meditation
Gaia House Waking the heart, Expanding the world

2020-05-27 Metta Undefined 42:58
  Nathan Glyde
Letting metta be expansive, unconstrained, vaster than vast, beyond boundaries, so that it can fabricate more and more well-being. Metta is an expression and experience of non-dukkha, it is a skilful delightful way of relating that brings wellbeing, it is a compass for practice, and it is so much more too.
Gaia House Waking the heart, Expanding the world

2020-05-27 Sit with Instructions 53:47
  Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Introduction to the first day of online retreat, during COVID-19 pandemic, followed by guided meditation instructions
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2020-05-27 From the Ordinary Habitual Mind to the Buddha-Mind 19: Transforming Reactivity 3 65:50
  Donald Rothberg
After a review of our last two sessions exploring the nature of dukkha as reactivity and how to practice to transform reactivity, in the context of the Buddha's teachings of Dependent Origination and the Two Arrows, we explore a third aspect of practice. Some of our experiences of reactivity, particularly those in which there are repetitive and habitual patterns, sometimes open up to reveal old and relatively unconscious material, part of our "ignorance," giving us the chance to access and transform such material. This can occur, for example, when there is trauma, or when there are limiting beliefs originating from childhood (or sometimes later) related to psychological and/or social conditioning. A general model is given of four steps in the transformation of such material.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-05-27 Day 2 - Meditation Instructions - Vedanā as a way of looking 29:25
  Zohar Lavie
Practicing opening contraction by staying at contact with vedana.
Gaia House Waking the heart, Expanding the world

2020-05-26 Metta to Self or Other (with chanting) 43:44
  Nathan Glyde
Starts with a 'Zoom video call' based metta practice, then some Pali metta chanting (around 13 mins in), then a guided metta practice towards oneself or another. Pali: Sabbe sattā sukhitā hontu. Sabbe sattā averā hontu. Sabbe sattā abyāpajjhā hontu. Sabbe sattā anighā hontu. Sabbe sattā sukhi attānaa pariharantu.
Gaia House Waking the heart, Expanding the world

2020-05-26 Talk: Coming Home to the Heart - Strengthening Our Natural Resilience to Meet Life’s Challenges 34:21
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring how Buddhist practices such as the four Brahmavihara meditations of kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity can be used to strengthen our natural resilience, so that we can navigate life’s challenges with more ease
Sydney Insight Meditators

2020-05-26 Dukkha, Construction, and Release 46:16
  Zohar Lavie
Gaia House Waking the heart, Expanding the world

2020-05-26 Consciousness and Awareness (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:04
  Anam Thubten
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Magic of Awareness - Online

2020-05-26 All Community Sit 14:00
  Bob Stahl
Group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition, includes a Sit, short Dhamma talk, and discussion & connection
Insight Santa Cruz

2020-05-26 Day 1 - Meditation Instructions - Easing Bodily Fabrication 50:38
  Nathan Glyde
The importance of setting intention, bodily fabrication, seeing things as anicca–changing, and making incremental changes…to changeable experience.
Gaia House Waking the heart, Expanding the world

2020-05-26 Tuesday Morning Dharmette and Instructions (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:36
  James Baraz
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Magic of Awareness - Online

2020-05-25 Buddhist Studies: Compassion and Wisdom, Week 4 - Meditation 30:37
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Compassion and Wisdom

2020-05-25 Buddhist Studies: Compassion and Wisdom, Week 4 - Talk 30:21
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Compassion and Wisdom

2020-05-25 Opening and Steadying 44:20
  Zohar Lavie
Guided Meditation
Gaia House Waking the heart, Expanding the world

2020-05-25 Love and Awareness (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:28
  Trudy Goodman
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Magic of Awareness - Online

2020-05-25 Expanding Possibilities 35:36
  Nathan Glyde
Exploring the appearance of all phenomena from an understanding of naive realism and fabrication. Then opening to a path of radical transformation developed from incremental change.
Gaia House Waking the heart, Expanding the world

2020-05-25 Opening Talk - Creating the Retreat Together 33:37
  Zohar Lavie
Gaia House Waking the heart, Expanding the world

2020-05-24 Time and Space 30:23
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2020-05-24 Transforming Suffering Into Happiness (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:15
  James Baraz
Every momnet of mindfulness we are planting seeds of non-greed, non-hatred and non-delusion the basis of true happiness. This talk explores how that works and the bigger implication for our lives.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Magic of Awareness - Online

2020-05-24 Freedom and Intimacy - Meditation 37:19
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-05-24 Freedom and Intimacy - Talk 41:14
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-05-24 Sunday Morning Dharmette and Instructions (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:17
  James Baraz
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Magic of Awareness - Online

2020-05-24 The Quail's Tale: A Path to Harmlessness 41:38
  Ayya Medhanandi
Praising Truth for its own sake, we lean in the direction of Truth. We make our intention not to harm by body, speech, or thought. Harmlessness leads to selflessness. Selflessness leads to the Deathless. To boundless compassion. It will save us from the flames of greed, violence, and delusion raging around us. Like the baby quail. What saved it from the forest fire was the purity of its own truth developed over lifetimes. A talk given in a Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community (TBC) zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community (TBC)

2020-05-24 A Cry of Surprise 21:05
  Ayya Medhanandi
In the inner sea, we know what is truly true. Knowing is the mother, breathing is the child. Going beyond past hurts, beyond thought, being old or young, desolate or delighted, go even beyond Covid, there in the timeless emptiness of present moment awareness of the breath itself, teach your mind its true home. Given at an online meditation during the Covid pandemic.
Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community (TBC)

2020-05-24 Dhamma Stream Online Puja: Freeing the Heart from the Whip of ‘Should Be’ 37:55
  Ajahn Sucitto
Mind (manas) whips the heart with its interpretations of how things should be, thereby stirring up discontent and agitation. Mind can be placed in service of heart (citta) instead. Citta’s awakened response to the conditioned realm is one of empathy. Holding, soothing, steadying – there is the possibility to experience the clarity and calm of the Buddha rather than the misery that mind creates. *Sutta Nipāta: 721, Dhammapada:134, and M.18
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-05-23 Bringing Metta to Life 49:44
  Yuka Nakamura
How can we practise Metta - benevolence - in the midst of our life? Metta can express itself in many ways, as generosity, ethics and kind speech, but also in the way we perceive people, appreciating what is good, and the world, seeing the non-separation and interconnectedness and living from this understanding.
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg Ascenscion Online Retreat

2020-05-23 Wondrous Feeling 42:58
  Venerable Dhammadipa
Exploring how mindfulness and investigation of feeling tone is woven into many frameworks of practice given by the Buddha - the 5 aggregates, the 4 foundations of mindfulness, the 12 fold chain of causation, the 4 Noble Truths.
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2020-05-23 Freedom through Knowing Oneself (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:41
  Anam Thubten
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Magic of Awareness - Online

2020-05-23 Saturday Morning Dharmette and Instructions (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:40
  Trudy Goodman
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Magic of Awareness - Online

2020-05-22 Words of Awakening 1:32:04
  Ayya Anandabodhi
New York Insight Meditation Center

2020-05-22 Taking the Backward Step into Receptivity (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 40:16
  Trudy Goodman
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Magic of Awareness - Online

2020-05-22 Wise Speech Daylong: Talk 2 and Exercise 2 (Dyads): Developing mindfulness and presence in speech practice 23:04
  Donald Rothberg
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2020-05-22 Wise Speech Daylong: Talk 1: On the importance of speech practice and foundational ethical guidelines for speech 20:30
  Donald Rothberg
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2020-05-22 Friday Morning Dharmette and Instruction (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:13
  James Baraz
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Magic of Awareness - Online

2020-05-21 Creating a Life of Integrity: In Conversation with Joseph Goldstein 64:29
  James Baraz
James invited Gail Stark to join him as his guest. Gail shares what it was like to spend 10 months practicing the 10 Paramis or Perfections under Joseph Goldstein’s guidance. Her new book, Creating a Life of Integrity: In Conversation with Joseph Goldstein, is a wonderful exploration of what it means to truly bring practice into your daily life guided by Joseph Goldstein, the ultimate Dharma coach.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2020-05-21 5 Spiritual Faculties: How the Practice Enfolds (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:11
  James Baraz
Meditation and Dharma practice can be understood as a natural process of developing five qualities starting with Faith/Trust and culminating in Wisdom. This talk describes how that process unfolds.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Magic of Awareness - Online

2020-05-20 Refreshing the Heart, Living with Wisdom 45:10
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2020-05-20 Meditation: The Art of Letting Go 19:15
  Tara Brach
Letting go means releasing the resistance we have to experiencing the present moment. This meditation guides us to let go of the thoughts that block our immediate sensory experience, the tension in the body that reduces aliveness and the armoring around the heart that dulls our sensitivity and tenderness toward life itself.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-05-20 Embracing Uncertainty: Sheltering in Love - Part 9 44:57
  Tara Brach
How we tolerate uncertainty - during current times and throughout our lives - has a powerful effect on our capacity for presence, aliveness and love. This talk explores the conditioned ways of reacting to insecurity that contract us, and pathways of letting go of resistance, opening to Beginner's mind and discovering a timeless, wise and loving presence in the midst of inevitable change.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-05-18 Buddhist Studies: Compassion and Wisdom, Week 3 - Meditation 32:23
  Mark Nunberg
Chant followed by guided meditation
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Compassion and Wisdom

2020-05-18 Buddhist Studies: Compassion and Wisdom, Week 3 - Talk 57:53
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Compassion and Wisdom

2020-05-18 Reflections on Awakening 22:57
  Brian Lesage
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community FIMC Monday Night Talks

2020-05-17 Practice Outside Of Formal Meditation 34:28
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2020-05-17 Playing with Perception in Ways that Free 34:05
  Zohar Lavie
London Insight :  Cultivating a Wise and Responsive Heart

2020-05-17 Your Face: The Gaze, Self-view, Intimacy and Letting Go (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:11
  Matthew Brensilver
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight: Dharma, Care and Community in Uncertain Times - Online

2020-05-17 Samma Sankappa ~ Right Intention 32:59
  Ayya Santacitta
Online Talk for San Francisco Dharma Collective
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2020-05-17 What Does It Mean to Be a Student of the Path - Meditation 34:38
  Mark Nunberg
Guided Meditation
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-05-17 What Does It Mean to Be a Student of the Path Talk 44:00
  Mark Nunberg
Weekly Practice Group Talk led by Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-05-17 Dhamma Stream Online Puja: Make Your Mind Like Gold 37:49
  Ajahn Sucitto
The process of purifying gold can help us understand the nature of mind. Clearing out the turbulences and impurities makes way for what is naturally pure and radiant to come forth. Freed from the hindrances, the mind is pliable, luminous, properly fit for work. *Sutta references: AN5:193; AN3:101-102; SN:46:53; AN6:85
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-05-16 Heart of Possibilities - Talk 44:28
  Nathan Glyde
Awakening the heart from limitation also opens us to a sense of boundlessness. What is it to see the Dharma as an exploration of release through lessening our built up and heavily fabricated experiences? How would it be to see this path as a way to fabricate less and less dukkha–distress and self-centredness, and to liberate all appearances?
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall

2020-05-16 Heart of Possibilities - Guided Meditation 19:46
  Nathan Glyde
Part 1 of 2: A guided meditation exploring how the way we relate to what is arising affects what arises.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall

2020-05-16 שיחת דהרמה: תשומת לב, תפישה ואפשרויות לחופש 29:13
  Zohar Lavie
Hebrew Dharma Talk - Attention, Perception, Possibility
Sangha Seva חצי יום תרגול מטא וריקות

2020-05-16 מדיטציה מונחית 2 37:33
  Zohar Lavie
Hebrew - 2nd Guided Meditation
Sangha Seva חצי יום תרגול מטא וריקות

2020-05-16 שיחת פתיחה ומדיטציה מונחית 1 49:57
  Zohar Lavie
Hebrew - Opening Talk and Guided Meditation
Sangha Seva חצי יום תרגול מטא וריקות

2020-05-14 Vulnerability, Porousness, Equanimity & Love (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:22
  Matthew Brensilver
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight: Dharma, Care and Community in Uncertain Times - Online

2020-05-13 Meditation: Living, Embodied Presence 22:32
  Tara Brach
This practice begins with a full body scan and then guides us to return again and again to our senses. What we find is a dynamic presence, a Hereness that feels like home. The meditation ends with a beautiful poem by David Wagoner called, “Lost.”
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-05-13 Sheltering in Love – Part 8: Finding Freedom in the Midst of Failure 45:56
  Tara Brach
Everyone faces personal failure, and it’s an extremely raw and painful feeling. If we have the courage to stay with the feelings, failure can become a portal to the realization of who we are beyond the imperfect separate self. This talk calls on Samuel Beckett’s wonderful quote (referenced by Pema Chödron), “Fail, Fail again, Fail better,” and offers guidance on finding freedom as we move through some of our most difficult moments.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-05-13 Unfurling the Leaves of Our Spiritual Life (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:55
  Brian Lesage
This talk offer reflections on the skill of opening to the wholesome and onward-leading aspects of our lives.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight: Dharma, Care and Community in Uncertain Times - Online

2020-05-13 From the Ordinary Mind to the Buddha Mind 18: Transforming Reactivity 2 69:47
  Donald Rothberg
We first review the main themes from last time: (1) the nature of reactivity, and dukkha as reactivity in the Buddha's teachings, (2) the nature of awakening and freedom as liberation from reactivity, and (3) four main ways to practice with reactivity. We then look more deeply, noticing that very commonly reactivity is mixed with insight, discernment, intelligence, or something important or valuable, as when I become reactive when someone doesn't keep an agreement, or at social injustice. We explore how to transform reactivity by separating out what is valuable from the reactivity, in a number of ways, so that we can keep the insight or intelligence, and use it as the basis for wise, compassionate action. We close the talk with Eve Decker singing, "Simple Truth," about skillful ways to work with reactive self-judgment, and then have a period of discussion, including questions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-05-12 Dialectics of Practice - Opening and Protection (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:48
  Matthew Brensilver
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight: Dharma, Care and Community in Uncertain Times - Online

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