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2024-03-07 Morning Instructions 63:52
Carol Wilson
Wise attitude
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center When Awareness Becomes Natural - An U Tejaniya-style Insight Meditation Retreat

2024-03-07 Groundlessness: A Doorway to Liberation 60:09
James Baraz
Pema Chödrön writes: "It's not impermanence per se, or even knowing we're going to die, that is the cause of our suffering, the Buddha taught. Rather, it's our resistance to the fundamental uncertainty of our situation. Our discomfort arises from all of our efforts to put ground under our feet, to realize our dream of constant okayness. When we resist change, it's called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into its dynamic quality, that's called enlightenment, or awakening to our true nature, to our fundamental goodness." Let's investigate the underlying feeling of insecurity to see how it can be used as a path to real freedom.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2024-03-06 Separation is Getting More & More Difficult to Sustain as a Cultural Myth 47:18
Ayya Santacitta
Short Reflection & Guided Meditation | Earthworm Practice for the Anthropocene | Online Wednesday-Mornings
Aloka Earth Room

2024-03-06 Meditation: Letting Go of Doing 21:17
Tara Brach
Meditation becomes truly freeing in the moments when there is no controlling whatsoever; when nothing is resisted or grasped after. This guided meditation begins with a simple body scan, relaxing and awakening to sensations in the body and then including the play of sound. We then let go of any doing, and simply notice and allow the changing flow of experience, letting life be just as it is. In this pure allowing presence we become aware of the background silence that is listening. The invitation is to relax and be the awareness that is conscious of all that is unfolding.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-03-06 Part 2: Healing Depression with Meditation 55:51
Tara Brach
Most people get depressed at times, and many suffer greatly from bouts of major depression. At the heart of the suffering is the experience of severed belonging—of being imprisoned in the pain of separation, unworthiness, unlovability and hopelessness. These two talks explore several meditation practices that reconnect us with our natural aliveness, openheartedness and awareness. They empower us to develop our inner resources, energize us to awaken, free us from rumination and remind us that we are not our depressive thoughts and feelings. The growing realization of the loving awareness that is our home heals the very roots of depression.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-03-06 Dharma Talk (Retreat at Spirit Rock) - Making Friends with the Hindrances 64:28
Tuere Sala
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat

2024-03-06 Harmony and forgiveness 48:26
Ajahn Sucitto
Consider the deep learning or openness that has been experienced. What has found its way to the exit? This allows a regaining of the awakened centre.
Emoyeni Retreat Centre :  Regaining the Centre

2024-03-05 The Goal of Buddhism 11:01
Dhammananda Bhikkhuni
Songdhammakalyani Monastery

2024-03-05 Insight breaks up grasping 39:33
Ajahn Sucitto
The centre has no name but is harmonious, unsqueezed and released from (often unrecognized) clinging.
Emoyeni Retreat Centre :  Regaining the Centre

2024-03-05 Re-gaining the centre 50:11
Ajahn Sucitto
Practice establishes a wholeness, a container where we can settle and witness the suffering, those random, sometimes painful stresses we call “ours”.
Emoyeni Retreat Centre :  Regaining the Centre

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