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2024-02-14 Letting Go of Controlling: The Path of Freedom – Part 2 60:28
Tara Brach
While it’s natural to try to control our life experience, our chronic controlling cuts us off from presence and obscures the loving awareness that is our essence. This series of talks explores how we can let go in four key domains of controlling: clinging to thoughts, resisting feelings, holding tight to beliefs and armoring our heart. We look at how egoic controlling manifests individually and as a society; the process of awakening from exclusive identification with a separate ego/self; what it means to die into a larger reality and the similarities of psychedelics and meditation in the process of letting go. The gift of releasing the grip of controlling is true freedom; inhabiting the intrinsic beauty of our beings, and having our lives be an expression of creativity, wisdom and love.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-02-14 Understanding Dukkha (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:25
Kim Allen
This talk explains the three types of dukkha, and the distinction between dukkha as a universal characteristic and dukkha as a noble truth.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat--1 Month

2024-02-14 Heart practices 44:39
Andrea Castillo
The practice of generosity, lovingkindness, and compassion. Introduction and guided meditation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Living Dharma: Essential Teachings for Our Times

2024-02-14 Q&A 23:41
Ajahn Sucitto
00:08 Q1 How do we remain at ease in the face of great suffering? 06:50 Q2 I have been practicing a long time but I cannot relate to Buddha images in an authentic way. Can you help? 13:02 Q3 Is it a luxury to immerse oneself in the scriptures? What about the need to be good and to help others in basic ways? 17:29 Q4 If you didn’t teach would you still find purpose in contemplation and study of scriptures?19:22 Q5 Where does tiredness come from? How to tackle chronic exhaustion?
Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, South Africa :  Regaining the Center

2024-02-14 Mettā Candy 1:31:43
Ariya B. Baumann
Distribute as many mettā candies as you can by being kind, open-hearted, friendly, and caring
Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centre 10th Annual Metta Retreat 2024 - Part 2

2024-02-14 GM - The brahmavihara 25:57
Ajahn Sucitto
The brahmavihara provide a dwelling place where ideas pop up that can resolve our dilemmas.
Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, South Africa :  Regaining the Center

2024-02-14 Undergoing the process of retreat 43:25
Ajahn Sucitto
Opening to the we sense.
Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, South Africa :  Regaining the Center

2024-02-14 Gestures of devotion 15:23
Ajahn Sucitto
Devotion allows an openness which is beyond personality. We give back to our deepest selves through mindfulness of citta.
Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, South Africa :  Regaining the Center

2024-02-13 Impermanence (Anicca) & Not-Self (Anatta) (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:07
Tara Mulay
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat--1 Month

2024-02-13 Receiving Metta from the Earth 42:28
Devon Hase
Teachings on Brahma Vihara practice and guided Receiving Care meditation
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Living Dharma: Essential Teachings for Our Times

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