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Dharma Talks
2024-05-16 Metta - circle of benefactors 48:12
DaRa Williams
A Receptive, protective, guided meditation of loving kindness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Exploring the Three Refuges in Practice

2024-05-16 Closing Session (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:35:33
Cara Lai, Brian Lesage, Matthew Brensilver
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight: Understand the Mechanisms of the Salutary Effects of Mindfulness

2024-05-16 morning instructions – body with anchors 59:41
Tuere Sala
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Exploring the Three Refuges in Practice

2024-05-15 Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 1: Forgiveness 49:53
Tara Brach
This 3-part series explores three capacities we all have, that when cultivated, bring spiritual awakening and serve the healing of our world. Drawing on an ancient teaching story from India, we explore together the power of a forgiving heart, the inner fire that expresses as courage and dedication, and the inquiry of “who am I” that reveals our deepest nature.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-05-15 The Three Refuges - Buddha 60:33
Tuere Sala
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Exploring the Three Refuges in Practice

2024-05-15 Meditation: Living Presence – Experiencing Aliveness and Openheartedness (20:04 min) 20:03
Tara Brach
The pathway to experiencing full aliveness and openheartedness is by awakening awareness throughout the body. This meditation begins by establishing a rhythmic inflow and outflow of the breath, in order to calm and collect the mind. Then continuing with the conscious breathing, we are guided through the body – bringing attention to sensations and space. This attention becomes a very vibrant living presence, and we end by experiencing that living presence as a natural openheartedness that includes all of life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-05-15 Admiring the Earth, Feeling the Stretch and Being OK With That 57:21
Ayya Santacitta
Short Reflection & Guided Meditation | Earthworm Practice for the Anthropocene II | Online Wednesday-Mornings
Aloka Earth Room

2024-05-15 Developing Concentration (Samadhi) 1 64:02
Donald Rothberg
There are two main forms of meditation as taught by the Buddha: Developing concentration and developing insight. We explore how they go together, the nature of concentration (samadhi), and the different ways of developing samadhi. We also look at some of the typical challenges of developing samadhi, particularly over-active minds, sleepiness and low energy, and over-efforting. Throughout there is an emphasis on finding ways to integrate active effort with ease and relaxation. The talk is followed by discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-05-15 Guided Meditation: Developing Concentration (Samadhi) 36:25
Donald Rothberg
At the beginning, there is a short discussion of the nature and importance of cultivating concentration or samadhi, followed by practical meditative guidance at the beginning and during the session.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-05-15 Morning Sit with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 41:12
Cara Lai
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight: Understand the Mechanisms of the Salutary Effects of Mindfulness

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