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Dharma Talks
2023-06-13 The Unfolding of Wisdom, continued 54:11
Sayadaw Vivekananda
Sayadaw discusses the gradual nature of the development of wisdom, beginning with a description of physical and mental "symptoms" which can coincide with specific stages of knowledge. Wisdom unfolds gradually and systematically. When conditions are complete, then realization occurs suddenly.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 2023

2023-06-13 Not hindered by hindrances 52:04
Pascal Auclair
Talk given at Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center in Colorado
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2023-06-13 Developing Wisdom 60:23
Ayya Santussika
Suttas AN 4.248 "The Growth of Wisdom", AN 8.2 "Wisdom", and MN 95 "With Canki" give us instructions on how to put in the causes and conditions for wisdom to develop.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life

2023-06-14 Guided Meditation Related to Several Ways of Deepening Daily Life Practice 36:38
Donald Rothberg
We work with several modes of practice which can be developed in formal practice as well as in daily life (and that are discussed in the talk and discussion following this guided meditation). After a period of grounding in the body, we work with a heart practice (such as lovingkindness), a specific teaching (practicing with the sequence from contact to the feeling-tone of pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral, to wanting, and to grasping from the teaching of Dependent Origination is briefly given), and a "mixing" or "mingling" of formal meditation and a daily life activity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2023-06-14 Deepening Daily Life Practice: Eight Ways 62:15
Donald Rothberg
We start with an emphasis on the importance of daily life practice, and on some of the ways that it is sometimes seen as secondary in insight meditation, when we center formal practice and retreats. We then explore eight different ways to deepen daily life practice, inviting the listener to see which one or two ways most resonate as part of one's "next steps" in deepening daily life practice. The talk is followed by a period of reflection and then by discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2023-06-14 Perception of Light Meditation 41:50
Ayya Santussika
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life

2023-06-14 Meditation: Resting in Breath, Relaxing into Life 21:38
Tara Brach
This meditation invites us to collect our attention with a calming breath, and then with the senses as a home base, settle into presence. The reminders encourage a letting go of thoughts, shifting from virtual reality into the aliveness of moment-to-moment experience. In that letting go into life we find the stillness, wakefulness and openness of our true nature.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-06-14 Unwinding Anxiety with Awareness: A conversation with Tara and Dr. Judson Brewer (Part 2) 41:24
Tara Brach, Judson Brewer
Anxiety is spiking around the world and we need the radical medicine of awareness to unwind it. In this two-part conversation, Tara and Dr. Judson Brewer look at how anxiety is a habit that can be unlearned as we cultivate a curious and kind mindful presence. Jud offers the scientific grounds for this “unwinding”, drawing on his experience as a pioneer and leading researcher in the field of mindfulness and addiction.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-06-14 Contemplating the Four Elements, Dissatisfaction, and Nature Connection 1:20:24
Jenny Wilks
Guided meditation and talk.
Gaia House The Four Elements (onine series)

2023-06-14 The Possibility of Serving as Part of the Planet's Immune System 50:49
Ayya Santacitta
Short Reflection & Guided Meditation | Earthworm Practice for the Anthropocene | Online Wednesday-Mornings
Aloka Earth Room

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