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Dharma Talks
2022-08-24 Meditation Instructions 4: Compassion 60:56
Zohar Lavie
SanghaSeva The Heart Unbound

2022-08-24 Guided Meditation Exploring Feeling-Tone and Reactivity 37:48
Donald Rothberg
After brief basic meditation instructions related to stabilizing attention with an anchor, and then being present to the anchor or whatever else is predominant, there is a 10-minute period of stabilizing. Then there is guidance related to noticing a moderate or greater level of the pleasant or unpleasant (as long as it is workable), staying with the sense of pleasant or unpleasant, noticing any tendencies to reactivity (wanting and grasping, or not wanting and pushing away, at the levels of body, emotions, and/or thoughts). Near the end, there is some further guidance on staying with moderately unpleasant sensations for 2 minutes or so.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-08-24 "I Teach Dukkha and the End of Dukkha"--1 69:18
Donald Rothberg
The Buddha, at the center of his teaching, taught "dukkha and the end of dukkha." Yet it is not always clear either what "dukkha" means in this context or what "the end of dukkha" means. In this talk, we explore this core teaching in several ways. First, we distinguish four different meanings of "dukkha" that can be seen in the discourses of the Buddha, only the last of which, interpreted as "reactivity," helps us to make sense of the "end of dukkha." (See the attached PDF file.) This meaning of dukkha can be reconstructed from two core teachings, the "Two Arrows" and Dependent Origination (see the attached PDF file). We then look at several ways of practicing with reactivity, including understanding and working with the common complexity of there frequently being some kind of insight or something important being "mixed" with reactivity, as, for example, when I am very reactive about injustice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
Attached Files:
  • Four Meanings of Dukkha by Donald Rothberg (PDF)
  • The Sequence of Contact to Grasping in the Buddha’s Teaching on Dependent Origination by Donald Rothberg (PDF)

2022-08-24 Taking Joy, & Appreciating It To Give Back More 46:48
Nathan Glyde
Exploring the teaching of Muditā
SanghaSeva The Heart Unbound

2022-08-24 Metta to all beings 42:39
Narayan Helen Liebenson
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat

2022-08-24 Guided Meditation: Opening to Appreciation and Joy 46:09
Zohar Lavie
SanghaSeva The Heart Unbound

2022-08-24 Meditation: Breath by Breath 22:37
Tara Brach
Our breath can be a home base that allows us to meet life with a relaxed, wakeful presence. This meditation helps us calm and settle the mind with long deep breathing, and then establishes a mindful presence with our natural breathing. When distracted, we learn to relax back again and again, learning the pathway of homecoming to the aliveness, openness and mystery that is always Here.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-08-24 Awakening through Difficult Emotions: “The Poison is the Medicine” 48:41
Tara Brach
Most of us know the pain of getting stuck in fear, anxiety, anger or shame. This exploration looks at how the emotion that takes over, when we attend with mindfulness and care, can become a place of deep transformation and freedom. Included in the talk is a guided RAIN meditation.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-08-25 Meditation Instructions 5: Muditā 58:56
Nathan Glyde
SanghaSeva The Heart Unbound

2022-08-25 Reflections on Equanimity 48:52
Zohar Lavie
SanghaSeva The Heart Unbound

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