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Dharma Talks
2020-07-08 Meditation: The Space of Loving Awareness 18:21
  Tara Brach
This meditation begins by guiding us through a scan: opening to inner space and aliveness, then to outer space, and then continuous space, filled with the light of awareness. We explore how every experience belongs to this infinite awake space of our Being, and can be held with tenderness and love.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-07-08 The Heart Crosses the Abyss - Three Inner Trainings 49:11
  Tara Brach
In the moments when we either resist or get possessed by our strong emotions, we are in a trance, and cut off from openhearted awareness. This talk explores the truth that “it’s not what’s happening, it’s how we’re relating.” We look at three key trainings that help us relate to difficult emotions with a wise and compassionate presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-07-09 Thinking without a Thinker 34:04
  Ajahn Sucitto
When full ground is not properly established, thinking creates the thinker. With proper ground, it’s possible to hover over the thought process and listen deeply to the underlying emotional stream. Establish ground using a simple meditation object that the mind can easily access and stabilize on.
Cittaviveka Vassa 2020 Opening Group Practice Retreat, Cittaviveka Buddhist Monastery

2020-07-09 Guided Meditation on appreciation, compassion and kindness 45:18
  Jaya Rudgard
Gaia House Practising Wisdom and Compassion in Turbulent Times - Online Retreat

2020-07-09 Joint Reflections on the Brahma Viharas 47:24
  Jaya Rudgard
Gaia House Practising Wisdom and Compassion in Turbulent Times - Online Retreat

2020-07-09 Joint Reflections on the Brahma Viharas 47:24
  Chris Cullen
Gaia House Practising Wisdom and Compassion in Turbulent Times - Online Retreat

2020-07-09 01 talk: mindfulness of body 21:51
  Jill Shepherd
Using the tool of mental noting to develop a strong foundation of mindfulness of the body, and how this helps cultivate a healthier relationship to the body
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight

2020-07-09 Buddhist Practice and the Transformation of Racism 1: Training in Wisdom and Developing Wise Perspectives on Racism 1:14:35
  Donald Rothberg
In this first talk in a three-part series, we work with the traditional model of a threefold training in wisdom, meditation, and ethics, beginning with identifying three perspectives that can guide our understanding and practice. The first is to remember the Buddha's rejection of the caste system and its core claims, and the welcoming of all, from any caste or from no caste, into his community. The second is to understand how greed, hatred, and delusion, the transformation of which is at the center of our practice, are not just individual but also institutional and systemic in nature. The third is to see how race, in terms of blackness and whiteness, is a social construction without biological reality, appearing in history at a certain point a little over three centuries ago (we look in some detail at how whiteness appeared in colonial Virginia at the end of the 17th century); it is a construction very clearly connected with divide-and-conquer strategies by the wealthy elite, which then has terrible consequences.
Insight Meditation Tucson :  Buddhist Practice and the Transformation of Racism

2020-07-09 02 guided meditaton: mindfulness of the breath then physical sensations 24:21
  Jill Shepherd
Beginning with mindfulness of breathing to develop stability of mind, then opening to physical sensations throughout the whole body
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight

2020-07-09 03 guided meditation: standing then walking 14:07
  Jill Shepherd
Instructions to continue mindfulness of the body while changing posture from sitting to standing, then walking together as a group, in a circle
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight

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