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2021-11-29 Four Brahma Vihara Supporting Meditation 33:00
Ajahn Achalo
Four Brahma Vihara as a support to developing mindfulness and wisdom. A talk given to students of the Mahachula International Buddhist College Nov 29, 2021.
Mahachula International Buddhist College

2021-11-29 Week 7, Part 1 60:45
Juha Penttilä
Final Notes
Gaia House Exploring Anatta (online series)

2021-11-29 Week 7, Part 2 31:42
Juha Penttilä
Guided Meditation
Gaia House Exploring Anatta (online series)

2021-11-30 Guided Meditation: Anchoring Attention and Settling (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:13:47
Oren Jay Sofer
Morning instructions of Day 1 offering an overview of how and why to use an anchor to support settling and collecting
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration and Insight

2021-11-30 Patience is Love 25:50
Ayya Medhanandi
Patience is love, a faith both fearless and true. How can we know and embody that? How can we value each moment and care for it, patiently turning the mind away from the world to the peace within us – to that raw dimension of a subtle and stunning silence? The less we cling, the deeper we enter it. Emboldened by formidable spiritual tests, as we abandon and purify the mind, the Path unfolds beneath our feet. With joy, wisdom, and gratitude, we persevere to the heart’s freedom – the Deathless.
Sati Saraniya Hermitage

2021-11-30 Evening Dharma Talk (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 64:09
Dawn Scott
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration and Insight

2021-12-01 The Seven Factors of Awakening 2: Cultivating Mindfulness and Equanimity in Formal Meditation and in Daily Life 69:14
Donald Rothberg
Our practice aims at awakening (and awakened beings help others awaken). We review briefly the nature of awakening for the Buddha and later Buddhist traditions, and the centrality of the teaching of the Seven Factors of Awakening. We then explore the two foundational factors--mindfulness and equanimity--identifying their core qualities, as well as how to practice to cultivate each of these factors, both in formal meditation and in the movement of daily life. There is a talk and then discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-12-01 Introduction to Metta practice 40:17
Jean Esther
Short description of metta as an antidote to ill will followed by a guided practice with a focus on a benefactor or easy person
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation Retreat

2021-12-01 The Parami of Sila - Good Relations 58:04
Jeanne Corrigal
This week we continue our exploration of the Parami - ten qualities that can support the mind and heart to cross the floods of challenges that can sweep us away. We turn to the practice of sila, which Jeanne likes to translate as good relations, and ways that we can reflect on our skillfulness as a support for joy.
Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community Wednesday Night Talks: The Parami (2021-2022)

2021-12-01 Hindrances and Distractions: Portals to the Path (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 64:39
Susie Harrington
The path of practice has many challenges. How we meet those and turn toward them and learn form them is possibly the most important aspect of our practice. This talk looks at these challenges in the retreat setting and suggests ways of meeting them.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration and Insight

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