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2022-03-28 Open, Spacious Awareness Meditation | Monday Night 27:27
Jack Kornfield
Reflect on the value of a peaceful heart. What is it like to have a peaceful heart among the worldly winds of praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow, fame and disrepute. These are the worldly winds that constantly change. It's important to stop, take a pause, and feel that we are part of something so much greater than the individual life that we live. Our awareness is big enough to hold all of this, because we are awareness itself.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-03-19 Morning Pt 2 – Being Worthy of Love 32:16
Alan Lewis
Teachings - meeting our experience with honesty and inquiry, letting our experience be painful. This recording also includes a short teaching on 'walking with awareness' (walking meditation) led by Laura Bridgman.
Gaia House Settling with What Is

2022-03-06 Working with pain and the gift of working with vedana 54:34
DaRa Williams
Pain a body and emotions is a part of opening. Understanding the importance and usefulness of including Vedana in practice
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Opening to Wisdom and Love: Insight Meditation Retreat

2022-02-10 Guided Karuna/Compassion Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:48
Tempel Smith
Every being experiences loss, pain and fear, and often feels the additional suffering of isolation. Our process of waking up gives us increasing awareness of our own vulnerability and that of others. Practicing compassion strengthens our hearts to stay conscious and even move lovingly towards ourselves and others when we are in pain.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation 1 Month Retreat

2022-02-06 Second Vipallasa 66:42
Ayya Santacitta
Seeing what is painful (dukkha) as pleasant (sukha). This recording also includes Laura Bridgman
Gaia House Penetrating the Veils ~ Exploring the Four Distortions of Perception (Vipallasa)

2022-01-18 Q&A 41:11
Ajahn Sucitto
00:06 Mind in body or body in mind; 01:31 Citta voice and thinking mind voice – how to bring them together; 03:12 Mind storm leads to confusion, compulsive thoughts; 05:51 Sleeplessness, especially accompanied with anxiety; 08:02 how to ensure qualities like love are not coming from self-centeredness or craving; 11:09 Fear around upcoming surgery; 13:34 Losing the balance of mind when overcome with pain; 20:22 Others means of practice in addition to meditation; 21:59 Practicing meditation with the aim of attaining jhānas; 27:04 Getting a sense of pīti during meditation; 34:55 If there's no self who inherits the karmic residues from past lives; 36:51 discernment vs judgment.
Bandar Utama Buddhist Society :  Well-being Is the Shape of the Heart

2022-01-18 13 meditation: compassion 21:56
Jill Shepherd
Beginning by steadying the body, heart and mind, then cultivating kindness and care in relation to pain
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Deepening into stillness, opening to peace

2022-01-18 12 instructions: compassion 11:35
Jill Shepherd
Compassion as the second of the four brahmavihāra practices, building on a foundation of mettā or good will then extending that kindness to meet all forms of pain, stress, distress and suffering
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Deepening into stillness, opening to peace

2022-01-16 Q&A 54:26
Ajahn Sucitto
00:53 Please explain the idea of the pāramī; 04:59 Letting go of thinking/expectation; 07:44 Using the sound of silence in practice; 15:58 How Qigong connects to practice; 24:47 Tension in tongue and jaw; 25:03 Remaining “upright and joyful”; 29:23 Family does not agree with my practice; 34:13 Dealing with pain; 38:10 Experience of a deep horrific fear; 43:45 Out of body experiences while meditating; 45:19 Relationship between release of somatic knots and releasing the citta; 48:55 Regrets and resentment; 50:13 Can you speak about the āsava? 53:37 Difference between peace, serenity and tranquility? Pīti and sukha?

2022-01-01 11 instructions: mindfulness of the body part 2 15:57
Jill Shepherd
A short exploration of working with physical pain, then instructions for relational practice exploring physical sensations in the body
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

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