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Dharma Talks
2009-03-28 The Liberated Heart 44:27
Christina Feldman
The heart that is free from the painful aching sense of lack or incompleteness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center A Taste of Freedom: Insight Meditation Weekend

2009-03-11 Practicing Compassion, I 58:28
Donald Rothberg
The practice of compassion can occur both as a formal practice - one of the four practices of the Brahmaviharas - and as an everyday practice in the context of our lives. Compassion practice works because it helps us to to open to our deeper being. Yet to do this, we have to learn also to open to pain - and suffering - understood as the reaction to pain.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2009-03-09 Guided Meditation: Approaching Pain 39:37
Amma Thanasanti
Working with the second foundation of mindfulness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Heart of Wisdom: Monastic Retreat

2009-02-18 The Divine Abodes: Compassion 1:17:46
Tara Brach
Lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equinimity, are natural expressions of our awakened heart. In this series of four talks, we will examine what arouses these qualities of a wise heart. Each talk will include guided reflections. Compassion naturally arises as we allow ourselves to be touched by suffering--our own, those we know, all beings. As we discover our shared vulnerability, the pain of separation dissolves and our hearts open to widening circles of belonging.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-02-16 The Raw Spot 63:21
Norman Fischer
Loss, pain and suffering leave us raw. But the rawness can bring us to a new birth. How to practice with difficult times, economic uncertainty.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2009-01-30 Facets of the Diamond 41:28
Host & the guest and the fundamental confusion between the two Staying at home, the one that hears the sound and the sound merge Allow the world the come to the heart. Before knowledge Original nature & original split Self structure as defence against original pain of separation
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat

2009-01-27 Kuan Yin - Bestower of Fearlessness 38:07
Turning the state rather than being turned by the state Liberating the orphans of consciousness & being liberated from them Stories of Ajahn Chah – Knowing pain & ‘What About the Rest of Us?’ The man who wanted to hang himself Returning to the Still Bestower of Courage & Fearlessness.
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat

2009-01-23 Turning Into The Skid 60:06
Bob Stahl
Waking up to aging, illness and death. Turning into emotional pain. How to grow a meditation practice that holds it all.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Dharma

2008-11-16 Mindfulness Of The Body 53:37
Mark Coleman
Mindfulness of the body as a vehicle of awakening - this talk explores what's challenging about being in the body - working with physical pain, difficult emotions, and how mindfulness practice helps bring insight and ease.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Yoga

2008-10-28 Tender Heart Practice 52:43
Yanai Postelnik
Cultivating a gentle and steady meditative attention we can learn to meet difficulty, pain and suffering with kindness and self-forgiveness. With the courage to feel experience deeply, we can embrace our life with a tender heart of love and openness.
Gaia House The Heart of Wisdom and Compassion

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