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Dharma Talks
2023-03-30 The Gift of Attention - morning reflection 7:07
Marcia Rose
Mountain Hermitage 3-Week Spring 2023 Hermitage Retreat with Marcia Rose & teaching assistant Kristina Baré

2023-03-29 The Importance of Cultivating Right Intention 50:04
Tuere Sala
Intention is present in every experience, response or action. Cultivating Right Intention in the context of contemporary society can often seem self-indulgent. The constant demands of being a householder can also over shadow intention and make it harder to recognize the expectations, assumptions, desires, beliefs, and/or energy (in other words- the intentions) behind our actions. Intention is part of the unconditional and thus, a necessary aspect of awakening.
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2023-03-29 Meditation: Cultivating Deep Listening 19:54
Tara Brach
Deep listening expresses the purity and presence of our true nature. This meditation guides us to come into a state of listening that is spacious, receptive and profoundly wakeful and present. We close with the poem “lost” by David Wagoner.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-03-29 The Power of Deep Listening – Part 2 50:59
Tara Brach
Listening deeply is the gateway to realizing connection. It’s what allows us to move through life with a wise, loving and healing presence. These two talks explore our blocks to true listening, and offer teachings and practices that can directly cultivate this invaluable capacity.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-03-29 Evening Dharma Talk 47:20
River Wolton, Julia Wallond
Encouraging ourselves after the first day of the retreat; an introduction to the hindrances.
Gaia House The Heart of Wisdom and Compassion

2023-03-29 Moved by goodness: Reflections and Guided Metta Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 35:57
Matthew Brensilver
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Convergence of Insight and Love

2023-03-29 The Great Spring Cleaning 55:47
Pascal Auclair
British Columbia Insight Meditation Society LGBTQIA2S+ Retreat British Columbia, Canada

2023-03-29 Awakening and Habitual Tendencies 1 63:59
Donald Rothberg
Donald shares some of the main themes of his experiences from a four-week retreat that finished four days before the talk. The talk focuses on one of the themes from the retreat--how there is an awakening process and yet how there remain habitual tendencies and times of greed, hatred, and delusion. How do we understand the relationship between seeing our "true nature" to be love and wisdom, and the fact that habitual tendencies appear frequently? We explore this theme in a few ways. We look at some of the understandings and stories in different religious traditions of something like this dynamic: How can there be "evil" when there is an all-powerful and all-good God? What accounts for this dichotomy? How are nirvana and samsara related? What guidelines and suggestions help us to practice so as to hold the aspiration to awaken and keep practicing with the acknowledgement of our habitual tendencies? Seven practice suggestions are given (see the attached file).
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
Attached Files:
  • Seven Suggestions for Practice: Awakening Amidst Habitual Tendencies by Donald Rothberg (Word File)

2023-03-29 Morning Instructions 48:43
River Wolton
Grounding, Settling, and Growing Roots: gentle qi gong; sensing into the space around us; finding an easeful and wakeful posture; vagus nerve soothing practice; returning to the anchor.
Gaia House The Heart of Wisdom and Compassion

2023-03-29 Anapanasati 69:53
Marcia Rose
Mountain Hermitage 3-Week Spring 2023 Hermitage Retreat with Marcia Rose & teaching assistant Kristina Baré

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