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Dharma Talks
2023-09-20 Meditation: Opening to the Flow 23:30
Tara Brach
This meditation begins with gathering awareness of the breath. We then reflect on our deepest intention, sensing what most matters. With a listening attention, becoming aware of sounds that arise and pass away. We scan through the body, sensing the changing experience of energy and aliveness. Letting everything happen… not opposing anything… not controlling… moment to moment. Listening to and feeling this moment as an ever-changing river of experience. Opening to this changing flow and letting life flow through us.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-09-20 Saying Yes: A Conversation with Tara Brach & Jane Hirshfield (Part 2) 32:23
Tara Brach
In this rich and full two-part interview, Tara speaks with renowned poet Jane Hirshfield about the interface between poetry and meditation, the centrality of acceptance, and the pathways of remembrance that reveal our belonging to this world and open us to caring. Here’s a link to Jane’s most recent book: The Asking: New and Selected Poems. The interview includes readings from this beautiful collection.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-09-20 On Dissolution 51:52
Martin Aylward
Martin explores the essence refrain of the heart sutra, looking at emptiness in terms of gone-ness, spaciousness, and dissolution. He looks at what dissolves and what remains as our core structures dissolve, particularly in the areas of desire, belief, conformity and identity, or What I want, What I believe, How I behave and Who I take my myself to be.
Gaia House A Joyful Liberation

2023-09-20 Navigating Uncertainty with Courage and Tenderness 46:43
Kaira Jewel Lingo
This session is an invitation to come home to our body and mind so that we can meet the uncertainty of our times with courage and tenderness. With so many aspects of our lives impacted and disrupted by uncertainty and change, we will create space to care for our nervous systems, deepen connection to ourselves and others, and become intimate with the real unreliability of our circumstances and where we can nevertheless find true refuge. We will practice to hold ourselves and our communities with compassion and wisdom.
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2023-09-21 Ask Joseph: Group Mentorship Program 1:30:44
Joseph Goldstein
In this special group mentorship program, IMS co-founder Joseph Goldstein offers support to meditators seeking to unlock the secrets of deep practice. The program offers a rare opportunity to ask questions that may be shared by others and to receive customized instruction while being in community and learning from each other.
Insight Meditation Society - Online

2023-09-21 Awareness of thoughts and thinking 61:40
Andrea Fella
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2023-09-22 Morning Instructions - review 59:09
Andrea Fella
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2023-09-22 Metta talk and instructions (guided) 67:08
Winnie Nazarko
Ae discussion of the way, Metta supports insight practice and a guided Metta meditation to include the "neutral person"
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2023-09-22 Investigating the second Satipaṭṭhāna 58:25
Greg Scharf
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2023-09-22 On Free-ness 49:13
Martin Aylward
Reflecting on the retreat title - ‘A joyful liberation’ - Martin looks at nuances of joy, and at that which is liberating, pointing beyond our formal meditation practices, into the wider realms of an integrative dharma practice with its personal, social and ecological dimensions.
Gaia House A Joyful Liberation

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