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Dharma Talks
2020-07-19 The Pervasiveness of Citta 8:19
  Ajahn Sucitto
When citta is released from its obstructions, its nature is to saturate clarity and well-being into whatever it comes into contact with. It’s not something you do, it’s something that happens when the unskillful and stressful are released.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness

2020-07-20 Monday Night Dharma Talk w/Q&A 1:18:49
  Jack Kornfield
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2020-07-21 Healing the Heart: Reconciliation & Metta 49:26
  Bob Stahl
As our meditation practice matures, we may see the importance of relinquishing grudges, judgments and resentments through honest reconciliation. Through these practices we may discover the liberating experience of authentic reconciliation that may lead to greater peace and forgiveness.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2020-07-21 Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 3 - Talk 24:31
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Intro To Mindfulness Meditation

2020-07-21 Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 3 - Meditation 59:10
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Intro To Mindfulness Meditation

2020-07-22 Deepening Our Daily Life Practice in the Pandemic 2 67:09
  Donald Rothberg
We begin with a brief review of the previous week's talk and discussion, in which we explored a number of ways to deepen (1) our formal practice; (2) our informal (daily life) practice; and (3) our service, work, and/or activism as practice. This exploration points to a broadened sense of practice. We then examine in some depth three inter-related foundational areas for deepening practice in all three areas: (1) developing mindfulness of the body; (2) working to transform reactivity (here as a translation of "dukkha"), including as it manifests in challenging or difficult experiences; and (3) pausing and setting intentions. Our discussion particularly goes into being skillful with challenging experiences.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-07-22 Meditation: Gateway to Natural Presence 17:17
  Tara Brach
We enter a full presence through awakening our senses, and awakening to the awareness that is aware. This meditation guides us as we arouse an embodied presence, let go of any controlling, then discover the natural spaciousness and wakefulness that is the essence of what we are. “You might feel your body breathing…”
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-07-22 Love and Fear During Times of War: An Interview with Lama Rod Owens 49:38
  Tara Brach
The world is having a difficult moment. Each day we learn of a different conflict or crisis, which threatens the lives of so may people. It is easy to live with a lot of fear right now and it is even easier to react out of that fear was well. When we react out of fear we tend to create much more harm in the world. This is a time of darkness and war and fear lies at the heart of much of the violence we are experiencing. How do we befriend our fear and offer it permission to teach us how to move through it into a state of freedom? How do we use our fear to connect to the fear so many other people are experiencing? Ultimately, how do we begin to love what is unlovable, especially our fear? During their time together, Tara and Lama Rod call on the teachings of Buddhadharma as well as their own intrinsic wisdom to lean into fear with love.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-07-23 01 talk: Mindfulness of Mind 22:00
  Jill Shepherd
An introduction to working directly with the mind, practicising mindfulness of thinking
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight

2020-07-23 Buddhist Practice and the Transformation of Racism 3: Ethical Commitment and Action (Talk) 40:56
  Donald Rothberg
We explore the nature of ethical commitment and how our commitment not to harm also implies, following some of the teachings and actions of the Buddha and of other teachers, such as Thich Nhat Hanh, a commitment not to let others harm (or kill). On this basis, we then outline a number of possible ways to act to address the harm of racism, clarifying an important aspect of such action--that our actions to address harm as much as possible not cause further harm themselves. We end by remembering that we need perspectives and capacities, inner and outer, that help us to be engaged for the "long haul."
Insight Meditation Tucson :  Buddhist Practice and the Transformation of Racism

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