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Dharma Talks
2021-07-05 Week 4: Relaxing the Push and Pull of Experience 1:24:46
Juha Penttilä
Teachings and Guided Meditation
Gaia House Foundations of Meditation

2021-07-05 Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of the Mind, Week 2 - Meditation 27:50
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Mindfulness of the Mind

2021-07-05 Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of the Mind, Week 2 - Talk 37:10
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Mindfulness of the Mind

2021-07-06 Self and Non-Self (Week 3) at BCBS 1:27:10
Ayya Santussika
This session was offered on July 6, 2021 for the BCBS class "Self and Non-Self: Practices for Developing Virtue, Meditation, and Wisdom".
Karuna Buddhist Vihara

2021-07-07 Simple Metta Breathing and Metta Body Scan 40:12
Tempel Smith
To form the foundation for loving-kindness meditation we invite the attitude of kindness, calm, and simplicity to our breath and body awareness. For many, this is the most simple and suitable metta meditation, and once embodied this metta meditation becomes the basis for radiating healthy lovingkindness to our selves and all beings. This is also the meditative foundation to ripen the five jhana factors leading to full absorption.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center "July Lovingkindness Retreat" with Tempel Smith, Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH, John Martin, Sally Armstrong, Marcy Reynolds and Kristina Baré, MFT, SEP

2021-07-07 Reflections, and Lightly Guided Meditation 45:07
Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House The Heart of Wisdom and Kindness

2021-07-07 Deepening Daily Life Practice 2: A Guided Meditation: Practicing with Reactivity 26:04
Donald Rothberg
In this guided meditation, we start with about 10 minutes of settling. We then attend to when there is a moderate or greater pleasant or unpleasant feeling-tone, bringing some investigation as to what occurs in ones' experience. Toward the end of the guided meditation, there's an invitation to track for any moment of reactivity (grasping onto the pleasant in some way, or pushing away the unpleasant).
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-07-07 Deepening Daily Life Practice 2: Practicing with Reactivity 69:27
Donald Rothberg
We begin with a review of last week's opening exploration of deepening daily life practice, naming some of the challenges of daily life practice, some initial ways of deepening such practice, and the centrality for such practice of mindfulness of the body. We then, for the rest of the session, explore how we can practice with reactivity when it arises, in its two forms--grasping after the pleasant and pushing away what is taken as unpleasant. We ground such practice in the Buddha's teaching in the model of Dependent Origination of the sequence from contact to feeling-tone to wanting (or not wanting) to grasping (or pushing away). We then point to a number of ways of practicing with reactivity and some of the complexities of such practice, particularly the ways in which reactivity can be enmeshed with discernment. A discussion follows!
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-07-07 Metta/Lovingkindness from our Benefactors and Ancestors 34:12
Bonnie Duran
This is a guided meditation with Benefactors…..Lovingkindness is an important mental factor for our everyday lives and for Dharma practice. It promotes happiness in ourselves and those all around us. It is a mental attitude of enlightened beings… Non-duality- All my relations. Our ancestors wanted the best for us.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center "July Lovingkindness Retreat" with Tempel Smith, Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH, John Martin, Sally Armstrong, Marcy Reynolds and Kristina Baré, MFT, SEP

2021-07-07 What We're Doing with Our Metta Practice and Why It Matters 57:44
John Martin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center "July Lovingkindness Retreat" with Tempel Smith, Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH, John Martin, Sally Armstrong, Marcy Reynolds and Kristina Baré, MFT, SEP

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