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Dharma Talks
2020-08-26 36 instructions: the clinging aggregates of perception and mental formations 13:16
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring the role that perception and volitional mental formations play in constructing identity, and can easily lead to proliferation when there's no mindfulness
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-26 37 talk: common afflictive thought-patterns and some ways to help them release 44:33
  Jill Shepherd
Learning how to recognise common afflictive thought patterns such as "lack" mind and comparing mind, and using wisdom and compassion to help them release
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-26 Worrier Pose: Finding Freedom from the Body of Fear 59:27
  Tara Brach
While fear is a natural part of our make up, many of us suffering when the “on” button gets jammed. This talk looks at how our fears generate habitual patterns of physical tension, anxious thinking, emotions and behaviors; and how this constellation prevents us from inhabiting our full wisdom and love. We then explore two interrelated pathways of healing—unconditional presence, and resourcing, or cultivating access to safety and belonging (from the IMCW Fall 2018 7-Day Silent Retreat).
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-08-26 Meditation: Resting in Awake Awareness 18:49
  Tara Brach
This practice opens with a body scan, employing the image and felt sense of a smile to awaken awareness through the body. We then open to all the senses, and rest in the awareness that includes this changing life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-08-27 Opening Talk 46:25
  Caroline Jones
Opening Talk Part 1 of 2
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart-Mind: A Retreat for Experienced Dharma Practitioners

2020-08-27 Welcome Talk 28:28
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Venerable Bhante Buddharakkhita's opening talk--given at the Uganda Buddhist Centre temple. Instructions on taking the refuges and precepts, call & response chanting, and remarks.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart-Mind: A Retreat for Experienced Dharma Practitioners

2020-08-27 Further Introduction + Meditation Guidance 51:54
  Caroline Jones
Opening talk part 2 of 2
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart-Mind: A Retreat for Experienced Dharma Practitioners

2020-08-27 Keeping Your Heart Open 57:24
  James Baraz
It seems like we're collectively going through an intense initiation in so many ways--the wildfires, the virus, racial injustice, economic collapse and an election fraught with acrimony. The Buddha taught: "Hatred never ceases from hatred. Hatred only ceases from love." How can the teachings support us to skillfully keep our hearts open not only to those suffering but those who, through ignorance, cause suffering as well?
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2020-08-28 Meditation Reflections & Guidance 29:39
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Venerable Bhante Buddharakkhita's meditation instructions on mindfulness of breathing--given at the Uganda Buddhist Centre temple.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart-Mind: A Retreat for Experienced Dharma Practitioners

2020-08-28 Meditation Instructions + Suggestions 43:04
  Caroline Jones
Guidance for mindfulness of breathing
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart-Mind: A Retreat for Experienced Dharma Practitioners

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