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Dharma Talks
2022-06-29 Building Resilience from the Four Brahmaviharas 36:51
Tuere Sala
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2022-06-29 Practicing with Polarization, Differences, and Conflict 2 65:26
Donald Rothberg
We explore further a number of skillful practices and dharma resources for situations involving polarization, differences, and conflict, whether internal, relational, or collective that were identified in the previous week. Two days after last week's talk, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade; we start by examining the nature of polarization at the social level. We look also at the possibility of belonging, community, non-polarization, and moving toward Dr. King's "beloved community," in the midst of differences. Then we focus further on the centrality of empathy and listening to those with different perspectives, offering empathy practices that complement the other practices identified in the talk. The talk is followed by discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-06-27 Sila: Moral Integrity Non-Harming and the Bliss of Blamelessness - Week 1 - Meditation 25:58
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Hybrid Summer Course: Sila: Moral Integrity, Non-Harming, and the Bliss of Blamelessness

2022-06-27 Sila: Moral Integrity Non-Harming and the Bliss of Blamelessness - Week 1 - Talk 65:40
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Hybrid Summer Course: Sila: Moral Integrity, Non-Harming, and the Bliss of Blamelessness

2022-06-27 Centering Meditation | Monday Night 26:30
Jack Kornfield
Rest in the reality of the present with mindful, loving awareness. Sit like a Buddha, steady and kind, with heart open, gracious and wise in the midst of it all. You are the loving witness; you are the steady one.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-06-27 Mindful Respect | Monday Night Talk 54:10
Jack Kornfield
In India, when people greet one another they put their palms together and bow, saying namaste, “I honor the divine within you.” It is a way of acknowledging your Buddha nature, who you really are. When I was training as a Buddhist monk, I witnessed an aura of straightforwardness, graciousness, and trust around my teacher Ajahn Chah. Here was a community dedicated to treating each person with respect and dignity. In the monastery, the walking paths were swept daily, the robes and bowls of the monks were tended with care. We learned to value ourselves and others equally. Whether practiced in a forest monastery or anywhere else, mindfulness practice begins by deliberately cultivating respect, starting with ourselves. When we learn to rest in our own goodness, we can see the goodness more clearly in others.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-06-26 Touching Happiness in Any Moment 1:10:42
Ofosu Jones-Quartey
Spirit Rock Meditation Center BIPOC Voices - Series

2022-06-25 Dharma Talk 46:31
Jaya Rudgard
Reflections on similes and images from the retreat.
Gaia House Creative, Living Dharma: practising with the similes of the Buddha

2022-06-24 Guided Big Mind Meditation 37:47
Caroline Jones
Gaia House Creative, Living Dharma: practising with the similes of the Buddha

2022-06-24 Reflections and Guided Meditation on Equanimity 38:51
Jaya Rudgard
Gaia House Creative, Living Dharma: practising with the similes of the Buddha

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