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2023-02-22 Guided Meditation: Connecting Metta (Lovingkindness), Mindfulness, and Awareness 39:08
Donald Rothberg
We start with a short period of metta or some other heart practice, noticing how mindfulness brings us back to the practice when we are distracted. Then there is a longer period of mindfulness, hopefully infused some with metta, in the spirit of Sylvia Boorstein's wonderful invitation: “May I meet this moment fully. May I meet this moment as a friend.” We then have a second sequence of relatively brief metta practice followed by a longer period of mindfulness practice. The last part of the session is a guided practice of radiating metta, moving toward an integration of metta and a boundless awareness. b. Let it infuse mindfulness: Sylvia’s phrase. See how this is. c. Check periodically. Maybe do 2-3 minutes of metta. d. Radiating metta exploring a loving awareness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2023-02-22 Cultivating Metta 3: Integrating Metta and Clear Seeing 64:31
Donald Rothberg
In this talk of a series of talks on developing metta or lovingkindness, we look at the question of how we connect and integrate metta with our development of clear seeing, with our mindfulness and wisdom. This is an important question, particularly given that most Western practitioners of insight meditation have separate practices in which they develop metta, on the one hand, and mindfulness and wisdom, on the other. Are they integrated? How? In the talk, we explore: (1) related strong cultural tendencies to separate mind and emotions, as in, for example, science, and much education; (2) how in the basic teachings of the Buddha, there seem to be separate practices; (3) how, both in the teachings of the Buddha and in later Buddhist traditions (as well as in other traditions), there is often a deeper vision of the unity of the awakened heart and mind; and (4) how we can practice to integrate metta, mindfulness, wisdom, and awareness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2023-02-22 The Seven Factors of Awakening 47:50
Chas DiCapua
The seven factors of awakening, what they are, how they relate to each other, and how to cultivate them
Twin Cities Vipassana Collective TCVC February 2023 retreat

2023-02-22 Week 7, Part 1 45:35
Juha Penttilä
Settling Meditation; Talk - Ways of Looking & Fabrication
Gaia House The Path of Letting Go

2023-02-22 Part 2: Refuge in the Wilderness – Coming Home to Embodied Presence 53:21
Tara Brach
When we live from our mental control towers, we are in a trance that confines our life. These two talks look at the primary ways we are conditioned to leave embodied presence, and the consequence of unlived life—being cut off from our vitality, intelligence and compassion. We then explore the teachings and practices that guide us to reconnect to our senses, and the sacred presence that underlies all lived experience.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-02-22 Meditation: Homecoming to Our Life Breath 15:49
Tara Brach
Perhaps the most universal place to collect and deepen attention is the breath. This meditation begins with an intentional breath that calms the nervous system, and then opens to a clear, intimate presence with our natural breathing. With breath as our home base, we practice returning again and again when the mind becomes distracted. As presence grows, we can let the breath be in the foreground, and include whatever waves of life come and go. This brings a quiet mind, and a peaceful, happy heart.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-02-22 Week 7, Part 2 45:21
Juha Penttilä
Guided Meditation - Exploring Fabrication
Gaia House The Path of Letting Go

2023-02-23 Devotion in Practice 69:12
James Baraz
Although devotion plays a significant role in Monastic Communities and Tibetan practices it is not something often discussed in lay communities. Yet devotion can be a major source of inspiration which can fuel our practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation One Month Retreat

2023-02-23 talk: pāramī of dāna / generosity 30:41
Jill Shepherd
Exploring generosity as a spiritual practice by bringing more refined awareness to how we give, and the benefits that come from the reciprocal flow of giving and receiving
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2023

2023-02-24 Equanimity and inclusiveness in a time of poly crisis 47:41
Kaira Jewel Lingo
An exploration of the liberating qualities of equanimity that allow us not to take sides, let go of enmity and touch peace
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Return to Wholeness: Opening to Wisdom & Love

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