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Dharma Talks
2022-08-18 Orienting Towards Breath Concentration (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:37
Tempel Smith
After our initial work to begin meditation on in and out breathing we can further relax with total faith into immersion with breathing awareness. Some gentle supporting techniques of counting can be helpful, as well as welcoming an attitude of devotion and patience to support breathing as a sanctuary.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Cultivating Concentration

2022-08-18 Balancing Practice with the Five Spiritual Faculties (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:37
Amana Brembry Johnson
The five spiritual powers are essential accompaniments that guide us into deepened realizations of liberation. Each faculty is an active power that is soverign in its own domain, but also pairs with another to effect balance. As a whole unit, the 5 faculties work together to strengthen our resolve, by establishing inner balance and harmony. In this way, they cultivate our capacity to see each moment clearly without the residue of external conditioning.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Cultivating Concentration

2022-08-18 Talk: introduction to the theme of taking refuge in Dharma 28:51
Jill Shepherd
An exploration of what it means to take refuge generally, and then specifically in relation to dharma, with a brief introduction to the Four Noble Truths and the Four Brahamavihāra of kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

2022-08-19 Metta For The Body 29:45
Devon Hase
Short talk and guided metta body scan
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat

2022-08-19 Meditation: accepting, allowing, opening to how it is right now 27:00
Jill Shepherd
Settling in and making space for whatever our experience is in this moment, meeting it with acceptance and kindness
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

2022-08-19 How to guide your own practice 40:03
Matthew Hepburn
Once a practitioner understands the interplay between the five spiritual faculties, it becomes possible to triage age and fine-tune our practice to build momentum toward freedom
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat

2022-08-20 Morning instructions, working with hindrances 33:31
Devon Hase
A short talk on hindrances, guided Meditation on body, breath, and sound followed by a short guided walking instruction
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat

2022-08-20 Opening to the Illimitable 30:29
Nathan Glyde
Opening Dharma Talk
SanghaSeva The Heart Unbound

2022-08-21 Meditation Instructions 1: Attending Well 54:59
Nathan Glyde
SanghaSeva The Heart Unbound

2022-08-21 Guided instructions: second foundation of mindfulness 43:16
Matthew Hepburn
Instructions on practicing mindfulness of feeling tone (vedana) during sitting meditation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat

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