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2024-06-27 Morning reflections 56:30
Carol Wilson
Mundane and supramundane right view
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 2024

2024-06-26 The story of the Buddha 49:12
Cara Lai
A contemporary telling of the story of the Buddha and how we can all relate
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Teen Retreat

2024-06-26 Meditation: Lighting Up Your Energy Body 17:58
Tara Brach
Our being has many frequencies of aliveness and as we attend to the more subtle, we discover a portal to the radiant awareness that is always here. This meditation guides us in using the breath and attention as we scan through the body and awaken an inner luminosity. We then open the attention to rest in the whole field of awake awareness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-06-26 For the Love of Dogs…and All Beings 1:28:26
Tara Brach
The focus of this conversation is on our relationships with dogs, and more broadly, all beings. We look at what Thich Nhat Hanh called interbeing, and what happens when we shift our attention from self to who are we together. Tara is joined by Mark Drucker, an animal lover who works in digital media and is founder of, and Drew Webster, a dog behavior consultant par excellence. In this recording, Tara is being interviewed for their podcast and found herself deeply impacted by the conversation. She reports that she and her 6-month-old pup, Niki, play more. Her attention has deepened and she is more awake in their relationship, and of course that extends out to the world of relationships. So whether you have a dog, cat, favorite tree, or human to practice on, bringing attention to interbeing means more belonging, aliveness, and love. Mark Drucker - Mark is the founder of He’s accrued over 25 years of executive, marketing/sales, and content creation experience in the print and digital media arenas. Mark has always been a dog and animal lover. He’s raised two Golden Retrievers, and in July 2023 adopted a 4-year-old Labrador Retriever named Hank. Mark is from New York where he built his career in publishing. He records this podcast in Boulder, CO where he’s lived since October 2022. Drew Webster - Human Senior Partner; CDBC - Drew has two decades of experience as a dog behavior consultant, adjunct professor at University of Denver, developer of behavioral programs and an endless list of key relationships with the leaders and experts in the canine training and behavior arena around the world. The website: Tara’s episode: The Podcast page on
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-06-26 There Is a Way to Mature Into ~ a Plug In Practice Ritual 51:41
Ayya Santacitta
Short Reflection & Guided Meditation | Earthworm Practice for the Anthropocene II | Online Wednesday-Mornings
Aloka Earth Room
Attached Files:
  • Sit Spot - Plug In Practice Ritual by Aloka Earth Room (PDF)

2024-06-26 Accessing Natural Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:37
Diana Winston
What is Natural Awareness? This talk gives context for accessing and playing with a type of mindfulness that is open, spacious, luminous, and boundless. Natural awareness connects us to "awareness of awareness." The talk begins with an explanation of the spectrum of awareness (using some entertaining props) and includes on the spot glimpse practices.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness for Everyone

2024-06-26 Awareness & How it Actually Functions 38:43
John Travis
Dharma Talk (Group Q/A is not included)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-06-26 Integral Spirituality 29:36
JD Doyle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness for Everyone

2024-06-25 Working with RAIN (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 27:42
Diana Winston
This short meditation describes how we use RAIN to work with our emotions. RAIN includes: Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture, and Not Identify with. We also practice with RAIN on the spot, working with any difficult emotion that is present.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness for Everyone

2024-06-24 Going to Battle or Changing Course: The Five Hindrances (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:49
Gullu Singh
Gullu explores the 5 hindrances (nirvanas) and how to work with them skillfully, allowing them to be teachers rather than enemies.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness for Everyone

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