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Dharma Talks
2023-08-12 On Truth 50:14
Tara Mulay
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Sure Heart's Release

2023-08-13 Application of the Vinaya in the Contemporary World - Pacittiya part 1 69:16
Dhammananda Bhikkhuni
Songdhammakalyani Monastery

2023-08-13 Living & Dying: Remembering Wes ‘Scoop’ Nisker: Friend, Colleague, Teacher— Died Aug 3 2023 31:51
Eugene Cash
“If you don’t like the news, go out and make some of your own.” — Wes Nisker
San Francisco Insight Meditation Community SFI Sunday Nights

2023-08-14 Day 1 morning instructions_Metta for Self 36:30
Kate Johnson
True North Insight Mettā/Lovingkindness Retreat

2023-08-14 Day 1 dharma talk_Inspiration for Love 37:08
Kate Johnson
True North Insight Mettā/Lovingkindness Retreat

2023-08-15 Day 2 morning instructions_Metta for All Beings 52:52
Kate Johnson
True North Insight Mettā/Lovingkindness Retreat

2023-08-15 Metta Instructions and Guided Meditation: Easy Being (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:39
John Martin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Summer Metta Retreat

2023-08-15 Day 2 dharma talk_Liberating insight through Metta 53:48
Kate Johnson
True North Insight Mettā/Lovingkindness Retreat

2023-08-16 Day 3 morning instructions_Radiating Metta 35:06
Kate Johnson
True North Insight Mettā/Lovingkindness Retreat

2023-08-16 Cultivating Wise Speech 4: Practicing Wise in Challenging Situations, including with Social and Political Polarization 69:31
Donald Rothberg
We begin by acknowledging the importance of Wise Speech practice, and then outline four foundations of Wise Speech that we've explored in previous talks. We then review how we can bring Wise Speech into difficult or challenging situations. The last half of the talk goes further, and explores how we can bring aspects of Wise Speech into situations of social and political polarization, including in our present time in the U.S. (and other countries). We watch two brief videos. The first is a selection from "A Force More Powerful" (a 6-part series on nonviolent action), on a moment of powerful empathic yet firm speech from Diane Nash at a critical moment in the Civil Rights movement in Nashville in 1960 (go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4dDVeAU3u4&t=3082s, with the video shared going from 43:04 to 48:58). The second is a brief contemporary account of an experience of "deep canvassing" (and deep listening) by Caitlin Homrich-Kneileng in rural Michigan (go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no0NzGhwobA). This is followed by discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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