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Dharma Talks
2020-04-08 Practicing with the Pandemic 2: Cultivating Compassion and Equanimity 65:20
  Donald Rothberg
After a brief review of some of the suggested ways to practice with the pandemic given last week, we explore two key capacities for our times: Compassion and equanimity. We look into the key aspects of compassion and equanimity and also how to cultivate them. For each of the two qualities, we also have songs inspired by and inspiring the qualities, from Eve Decker. A period of discussion, including questions and responses, concludes the session.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-04-08 Meditation: A Calm Refuge 26:49
  Tara Brach
This meditation includes a relaxing body scan and guidance on finding a space of peace and balance in the midst of whatever life brings us. Also enjoy the Virginia springtime rain that accompanies us halfway through the meditation.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-04-08 Sheltering in Love - Part 3 45:48
  Tara Brach
During this time of pandemic, we need, more than ever, to feel our connectedness—true belonging with our own being, each other and all life. These talks explore the bodhisattva path – practices of an awakening being dedicated to living from love. The invitation is to let this season of close-in and global suffering deepen our collective commitment to creating a more compassionate world.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-04-09 Home Movie from the Kuti: Where and How Are You Going? 35:30
  Ajahn Sucitto
We can use this experience of lock down to address the routines and standards that support our daily becoming. The mind is pulled further and further wondering what to do, planning what's next. What to do is stop, rest in the body, maintain deep attention. Consider rituals that nuplug and cut the tide of becoming.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-04-09 Guided metta meditation 49:02
  Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-09 meditation: mindfulness of breathing, then gratitude at end 26:33
  Jill Shepherd
Beginning by settling into the body and the breath, then towards the end, orienting to mudita, appreciative joy or gratitude for a few minutes
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-04-09 talk: the relevance of mudita, gratitude or appreciation during difficult times 23:28
  Jill Shepherd
An exploration of the role of mudita, appreciative joy and gratitude, as a support for equanimity during challenging times. Includes quotes from an interview with Rebecca Solnit on hope https://onbeing.org/programs/rebecca-solnit-falling-together/#transcript
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-04-10 The four brahma viharas. 58:06
  Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-10 Opening Talk - Metta and Emptiness 39:19
  Nathan Glyde
Introducing the main concept of this retreat: sankhara-fabrication. In particular the insight that experience is 'made up' from an object in attention and an atmosphere of attention. The latter we could call the way of relating, or way of looking (as Rob Burbea teaches it). We can pay attention to different objects, and that affects expereince. We can also develop ('bhavana' = cultivate) other atmospheres or modes of attending.
Sangha Seva Metta and Emptiness - Online

2020-04-11 Lightly Guided Meditation 40:22
  Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House Love in the Time of Coronavirus: Embodying Open-hearted Wisdom

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