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Dharma Talks
2020-05-11 Buddhist Studies: Compassion and Wisdom, Week 2 - Meditation 28:32
  Mark Nunberg
Chant followed by guided meditation
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Compassion and Wisdom

2020-05-11 Buddhist Studies: Compassion and Wisdom, Week 2 - Talk 33:11
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Compassion and Wisdom

2020-05-10 Postures In Meditation 35:03
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2020-05-10 Caring for the Heart and Mind, Week 8 - Meditation 34:27
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-05-10 Caring for the Heart and Mind, Week 8 - Talk 40:28
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-05-10 Dhamma Stream Online Puja: Spiritual Friendship As the Basis for Awakening 35:45
  Ajahn Sucitto
We may feel more isolated than ever, but the truth is that we’re always captive in our sensory prisons. The aim is to liberate and open the heart so that qualities beyond sense consciousness can be realized. Key among the factors needed for liberation is kalyāṇamitta – spiritual friendship. *Sutta reference AN9:3
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-05-09 Loss, Grief and Death: Impermanence in Pandemic Times 56:25
  James Baraz
The Buddha said to reflect each day on the facts of old age, sickness and death. He also said to to come to terms with the fact that everything and everyone near and dear to us will be separated from us. In these Covid-19 days our practice becomes letting go of what was and adjust to a new way of being. This practice of impermanence includes opening to loss, grief and death which is explored in this talk.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2020-05-09 Four Brahma Viharas Practice in Daily Life, Part 2 (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 25:14
  Tempel Smith
To bring forward the highest heart quality of Equanimity we need to understand all four brahma viharas (heavenly dwellings: friendliness, compassion, celebration, and balance) and how the work together in beautiful harmony.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity Retreat - Online

2020-05-08 Seeing All Things With Kindness (with Chanting at the Beginning) 43:55
  Zohar Lavie
A kindness meditation towards all appearance: seeing how experience is fabricated by seeing all phenomena as deserving of kindness and care. Starts with 7 minutes of a Guanyin chant (using the lovely words and tune offered by Caroline Jones).
Gaia House Living Fearlessly With Change - Closing Retreat

2020-05-08 All Fabricated Things are Anicca 35:45
  Nathan Glyde
How do we fabricate our experience by habitually seeing in terms of permanence and constancy? What happens in terms of 'dukkha' when we allow our sense of self and phenomena to become more ephemeral? How does our sense of time change, and how does changing that change experience?
Gaia House Living Fearlessly With Change - Closing Retreat

2020-05-08 Instructions Day 3 - Anicca as a Way of Looking 47:20
  Zohar Lavie
Gaia House Living Fearlessly With Change - Closing Retreat

2020-05-08 Morning Instructions on Working with Thoughts (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:21
  Sharda Rogell
A short dharma talk with a guided meditation on investigating mental activity: thoughts and images
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity Retreat - Online

2020-05-07 Guided Compassion with Chanting at the Beginning 43:52
  Zohar Lavie
A compassion meditation, starting with 7 minutes of a Guanyin chant (using the lovely words and tune offered by Caroline Jones).
Gaia House Living Fearlessly With Change - Closing Retreat

2020-05-07 Meditation is Deep Listening 35:22
  Zohar Lavie
Listening is a transferable skill from the cushion to all of life. One that supports us to engage skilfully with our life: to ask deep questions, and be sensitive and creative in how we live, how speak, and how we listen.
Gaia House Living Fearlessly With Change - Closing Retreat

2020-05-07 Balancing Our Heart with Equanimity (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:12
  Sharda Rogell
Given during COVID -19, how to find balance within our heart and mind when emotions are strong.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity Retreat - Online

2020-05-07 Opening the Range (Vedana) - Meditation Instructions Day 2 41:58
  Nathan Glyde
What we mean or interpret as an instruction to 'Open' can be wide open also: We can open around a phenomena or experience, we can open into that, or we can open to more... One way we can be thorough open explorers is by noticing the vedana that is added onto the experience, and opening around or into that, or opening to more via other vedana attributed phenomena.
Gaia House Living Fearlessly With Change - Closing Retreat

2020-05-07 Guided Equanimity Mindfulness of Emotions and Mental States (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:18
  Tempel Smith
Guided meditation to bring mindful intimacy to our every changing emotions and mental states. This is the third foundation of mindfulness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity Retreat - Online

2020-05-06 Life is our Dharma Path 46:16
  Lila Kate Wheeler
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2020-05-06 Meditation: Openhearted Presence 23:25
  Tara Brach
This meditation guides us in embodying loving presence through a body scan, and then meeting whatever arises with a tender heart. We close with a beautiful blessing-poem from John O’Donohue.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-05-06 Sheltering in Love – Part 7: Awakening from the Prison of Blame 43:14
  Tara Brach
A key way stress disconnects us from ourselves and each other is through the limbic reactivity of blame. This talk helps us to recognize the suffering of chronic blame, resentment and anger, and to bring a healing presence to the vulnerability that underlies blame.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-05-06 Mettā To Oneself and All That Occurs To Oneself 43:42
  Nathan Glyde
Spreading mettā through body and mind, and all that appears in body, and to mind, then opening that out to all beings everywhere...
Gaia House Living Fearlessly With Change - Closing Retreat

2020-05-06 Hindrances in Daily Life or Deep Meditation 32:21
  Nathan Glyde
Hindrances appear in daily life, on the 'cushion', and right into deep experiences: if there is an appearance there must be a hindrance in someway, pushing and pulling at life. How can we be approariate to what arises? Joyfully breaking the (so called) hindrances into 5, or 3, or just 1, is a way of looking at these fabricated experiences, that helps us approach them with skill, flexibility, and freedom, no matter where they arise.
Gaia House Living Fearlessly With Change - Closing Retreat

2020-05-06 From the Ordinary Mind to the Buddha Mind 17: Transforming Reactivity 1 68:42
  Donald Rothberg
We begin with some remembering of our current context of crisis, and the possibility of having major learning and transformation come out of this time—personally, relationally, and collectively—rather than simply going back to the old “normal.” Then we continue to explore the different dimensions of awakening from our habits and conditioning, here looking at what may be the most central dimension—transforming dukkha (or “reactivity”—compulsively grasping after the pleasant, pushing away the unpleasant); the Buddha said once, “I teach dukkha and the end of dukkha.” We examine: (1) the nature of dukkha or reactivity, grounding in the core teachings of Dependent Origination and the Two Arrows; (2) the nature of non-reactivity, or freedom or liberation or responsiveness; and (3) how to practice to transform reactivity, identifying six ways of practicing, and focusing here on the first four.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-05-06 Instructions Day 1 - Open and Steady 44:13
  Zohar Lavie
Gaia House Living Fearlessly With Change - Closing Retreat

2020-05-06 Guided Equanimity Mindfulness of Pleasure, Pain, and Neutrality (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:02
  Tempel Smith
Description: Guided meditation to bring mindful intimacy to pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral experiences in the body and other phenomena. This is the second foundation of mindfulness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity Retreat - Online

2020-05-05 The Four Heavenly Messengers & Covid 31:36
  Ayya Santacitta
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2020-05-05 Unification of Spread Awareness and Metta 45:08
  Nathan Glyde
Bringing the heart and mind into the body, holding the body in heart and mind. Then keeping the awareness spread including beings we feel grateful for, and those who are struggling right now. Wishing them and all beings well.
Gaia House Living Fearlessly With Change - Closing Retreat

2020-05-05 Four Brahma Viharas Practice in Daily Life, Part 1 (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:29
  Tempel Smith
Description: To bring forward the highest heart quality of Equanimity we need to understand all four brahma viharas (heavenly dwellings: friendliness, compassion, celebration, and balance) and how the work together in beautiful harmony.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity Retreat - Online

2020-05-05 Tuesday Morning Sit with Instructions (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:48
  Sharda Rogell
Morning Teaching
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity Retreat - Online

2020-05-04 Buddhist Studies: Compassion and Wisdom, Week 1 - Meditation 37:39
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Compassion and Wisdom

2020-05-04 Buddhist Studies: Compassion and Wisdom, Week 1 - Talk 51:40
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Compassion and Wisdom

2020-05-04 Generosity: Giving the Gift of Fearlessness 25:32
  Brian Lesage
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community FIMC Monday Night Talks

2020-05-03 The Hindrances and Jhana Factors 29:25
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2020-05-03 Caring for the Heart and Mind, Week 7: Working with Difficulties - Meditation 35:49
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-05-03 Caring for the Heart and Mind, Week 7: Working with Difficulties - Talk 40:39
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-05-03 Dhamma Stream Online Puja: The Gift of Vulnerability 32:03
  Ajahn Sucitto
It’s possible to meet suffering with an open heart. If the heart can open to grief, pain and vulnerability, a new view is possible – one beyond the cycle of birth and death. Keep the heart open to Dhamma, rooted in faith and goodwill. This is the Path to the deathless. *Sutta References: Therīgatha 6:2; Samyutta Nikaya 12:23; Samyutta Nikaya 1:10
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-05-02 Die Āsavas - Wenn der Geist sich be-einflussen lässt 59:31
  Yuka Nakamura
Die Āsavas - die sogenannten Triebflüsse oder Ströme - halten uns im Kreislauf des Leidens gefangen und beeinträchtigen auch unsere Fähigkeit, uns in einer heilsamen Weise auf die Welt zu beziehene. Im Vortrag werden die drei Triebflüsse (Sinnesfreuden, Werden, Unwissenheit) erläutert.
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg Online Vipassana-Retreat

2020-05-01 Loving Kindness Guided Meditation 39:44
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-05-01 Loving Kindness Talk 41:37
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-05-01 The Currency of Covid: Protection from Harm Through Spiritual Awakening 24:16
  Ayya Medhanandi
Waking up to our spiritual wealth, we learn the true currency of Covid - it is not fear and frailty but courage, compassion, loving-kindness, community and connection. We see what is protection for ourselves and for each other, dwelling with the Dhamma, the Truth, as our safety - our island and refuge.
Ottawa Buddhist Society

2020-05-01 On the Cross of Our Illusions: A Guided Dying Meditation and Reflections 42:36
  Ayya Medhanandi
To simulate the natural process of death is to experience the impermanence of the five aggregates and a pure awareness that knows the inherent emptiness of things as they truly are. Dying is a potent doorway for liberation of mind and the best death we can die is shattering the ego. Then we can let go of fear once and for all. This guided meditation was given during a death and dying retreat in an Australian church in 2004
Australian Insight Meditation Network

2020-04-30 talk: seclusion, sangha, samvega (spiritual urgency) 17:16
  Jill Shepherd
A short talk exploring how taking refuge in sangha even while we're in seclusion, can strengthen samvega or spiritual urgency. Closes with an invitation to explore in small groups, what's been learned in response to the Covid-19 situation and how it might deepen our dharma practice.
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-04-30 meditation: slowing, stilling, soothing 28:01
  Jill Shepherd
Orienting to the body and the breath to slow down, steady and soothe the heart-mind
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-04-30 Your Practice as a Gift to Others (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:49
  James Baraz
Our own centeredness and kind awareness becomes one the greatest gifts we can offer others who are in distress. Without fixing or changing our compassionate presence is healing and a source of our own inner well-being, especially when we do't identify with being "the helper".
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Centering: The Gift to Ourselves and Others - Online

2020-04-30 Closing Session + Q&A 39:36
  Oren Jay Sofer
Closing session for the month of April online teachings at the Forest Refuge, with Caroline Jones.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-29 Sheltering In Love (Part 6): Loneliness as a Portal to Sacred Presence (Part 2) 51:05
  Tara Brach
The root of suffering is the pain of separation, the fears and loneliness that arise when we have forgotten our intrinsic belonging to each other and to all of life. These two talks look at the epidemic of loneliness predating the pandemic, and how loneliness is exacerbated in our current global crisis for those living alone, and for those feeling disconnected to themselves and others. We then explore how a courageous practice of compassionate presence - with our inner life, and in relationships - can turn the energy of loneliness into a current of healing and freedom.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-04-29 Meditation: Vipassana - Seeing Life As It Is 27:36
  Tara Brach
This classic Buddhist meditation trains us to wake up out of thoughts and to attend to our changing experience with a balanced, clear and open presence. Enjoy a bit longer meditation with several quiet pauses.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-04-29 Being with Uncertainty in These Times 47:47
  Sebene Selassie
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2020-04-29 Question & Answer 37:55
  Oren Jay Sofer
Open Q&A session, includes such topics as: handling restless thoughts; working with persistent worry; relating wisely to creative thoughts; opening the pain and suffering in the world.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-29 Wednesday Morning Instructions (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:00
  James Baraz
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Centering: The Gift to Ourselves and Others - Online

2020-04-28 Finding Your Center (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:22
  James Baraz
How can we find balance in the times of great distress? The process of first connecting with out experience, then holding what's here and finally accessing that place of peace and spacious awareness that can hold it all are discussed. Practices to help find our center are offered.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Centering: The Gift to Ourselves and Others - Online

2020-04-28 Devotion: The Heart of Practice 49:24
  Oren Jay Sofer
Without a full heart the practice becomes rote, dry, and uninspired. Without the sacred, we lose our way in the world and misplace our heart's faith in things like money, success, and pleasure. The path invites us to tap into a deeper aspect of the heart/mind and live with a quality of reverence.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-28 All Community Sit 19:43
  Bob Stahl
Group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition, includes a Sit, short Dhamma talk, and discussion & connection
Insight Santa Cruz

2020-04-27 Living from Moment to Moment: Reflection & Guided Meditation 31:45
  Oren Jay Sofer
A short reflection with instructions on samatha and vipassana practice (calming and insight), followed by a guided meditation.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-26 Simplify and Purify 23:22
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2020-04-26 Caring for the Heart and Mind, Week 6: Mindfulness of the Mind - Meditation 35:22
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-04-26 Caring for the Heart and Mind, Week 6: Mindfulness of the Mind - Talk 40:26
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-04-26 Dhamma Stream Online Puja: The Way Out of the Flood 35:37
  Ajahn Sucitto
Mindfulness based on body is the way out of the mind. From here I can witness feeling rather than dive into it. With wisdom we can come to prefer skillful intention rather than seeking good feeling. When intention is skillful conduct, there is no grasping at results. That feels good! And we are free to act without seeking a result, without becoming. *Sutta reference is AN10:58.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-04-25 Closing talk for Opening, Steadying, Allowing 30:21
  Nathan Glyde
Two meaningful questions: 1. How can we know when practice is going well? 2. How can we practice well, in all of our lives?
Sangha Seva Opening, Steadying, Allowing

2020-04-25 Mettā to Phenomena 44:53
  Zohar Lavie
In Hebrew
Sangha Seva Opening, Steadying, Allowing

2020-04-25 Day 2 Instructions - Allowing and Spacious, yet Sensitive and Intimate 57:22
  Nathan Glyde
Opening awareness without losing contact with phenomena.
Sangha Seva Opening, Steadying, Allowing

2020-04-24 Ways of Looking, Hindrances, and the Transformation of Dukkha 41:09
  Zohar Lavie
Sangha Seva Opening, Steadying, Allowing

2020-04-24 Cultivating the perception and understanding of impermanence 50:21
  Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-24 Day 1 Meditation Instructions - Opening Body and Welcoming Breath 28:47
  Zohar Lavie
In Hebrew
Sangha Seva Opening, Steadying, Allowing

2020-04-24 Opening Talk for Opening, Steadying, Allowing 12:26
  Nathan Glyde
The first dharma talk of the retreat - we've already done all the practical stuff, established the sila, and are opening the theme: Opening, Steadying, and Allowing. Yet there are many ways to see any retreat, and these are just suggestions that may be helpful...
Sangha Seva Opening, Steadying, Allowing

2020-04-23 talk: balancing urgency and trust 25:08
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring the balancing qualities of samvega, spiritual urgency with pasada, quiet confidence or trust, as support for our capacity to look more fully at the truth of impermanence. Ends with an invitation to briefly contemplate our own mortality.
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-04-23 meditation: settling in to calm and steadiness 28:45
  Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation orienting the body and heart-mind towards stillness, calm, and ease
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-04-23 Reflections on practice and guided big mind meditation 43:26
  Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-22 Meditation: Relaxing Back into Natural Awareness 27:08
  Tara Brach
In this meditation we are guided to discover the space and aliveness that fills the body, sense the space in the universe, and then to realize our Beingness as continuous space, filled with the light of awareness. When our attention contracts into thoughts, the pathway to awareness is a relaxing back, reopening to the natural openness, silence and stillness of our true nature.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-04-22 Sheltering in Love (Part 5): Loneliness as a Portal to Sacred Presence (Part 1) 44:51
  Tara Brach
The root of suffering is the pain of separation, the fears and loneliness that arise when we have forgotten our intrinsic belonging to each other and to all of life. These next two talks look at the epidemic of loneliness predating the pandemic, and how loneliness is exacerbated in our current global crisis for those living alone, and for those feeling disconnected to themselves and others. We then explore how a courageous practice of compassionate presence - with our inner life, and in relationships - can turn the energy of loneliness into a current of healing and freedom.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-04-22 Question & Answer 39:36
  Oren Jay Sofer
Open Q&A covering topics such as: calming the body after an angry outburst and repairing the relational connection; meditating on the 'sound of silence'; using multiple anchors; working with the mind jumping from one thing to another.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-21 A Strong and Flexible Mind (part 2): Resolve 48:36
  Oren Jay Sofer
The quality of resolve—strong determination, committment—is guided by wisdom and supported by patience to transform the heart and carry the mind to release.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-21 All Community Sit 19:55
  Bob Stahl
Group meditation in the Insight Buddhist tradition, includes a Sit, short Dhamma talk, and discussion & connection
Insight Santa Cruz

2020-04-20 Buddhist Studies: Cultivating Wholesome Relationships, Week 7 - Meditation 23:03
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Cultivating Wholesome Relationships

2020-04-20 Buddhist Studies: Cultivating Wholesome Relationships, Week 7 - Talk 31:57
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Cultivating Wholesome Relationships

2020-04-20 Monday Night Dharma Talk - Nachiketa and the Lord of Death, The Corona Virus Experience w/Guided Meditation 1:14:49
  Jack Kornfield
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2020-04-20 Guided Meditation: Steadying through Resolution 29:38
  Oren Jay Sofer
Resolve or determination is a steady firmness that is both flexible and strong. This meditation explores how to bring this quality into our meditation.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-19 The Three Refuges 31:44
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2020-04-19 Taking Care of the Heart and Mind, Week 5: Understanding Feeling Tone - Meditation 28:22
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-04-19 Taking Care of the Heart and Mind, Week 5: Understanding Feeling Tone - Talk 41:56
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-04-19 Dhamma Stream Online Puja: The Skill of Recollection 39:14
  Ajahn Sucitto
Recollection is not just thinking about things, it’s associated with the quality of careful attention. Encourage the mind to think slowly, touch the heart and abide in wholesome qualities. In daily life we do the external, but embedded in the ground of the heart is where your basis is. *Sutta reference is AN11:11-12.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-04-18 This is The Whole World's Problem 32:35
  Venerable Dhammadipa
why and how the Dhamma addresses anxiety about survival, six sense functions, seven awakening factors, Bojjhanga paritta, parenting, pandemic
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2020-04-18 Creativity and Balance - Working with Fabrication 64:51
  Zohar Lavie
Guided Meditation and Talk, given at Gaia House's Online Dharma Hall.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall

2020-04-17 The Wholeness of Being (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 35:07
  Mary Grace Orr
An exploration of anatta and the interconnectedness of all being.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Living Awareness through Insight Meditation - Online

2020-04-17 Insight and Resilience during Times of Crisis 43:16
  Oren Jay Sofer
Every generation feels like the world is ending or changing dramatically. When the world comes crashing down, how do we stay grounded and not lose our inner compass? This talk, given online via the Boston Meditation Center, explores three practical aspects of the Buddhist path for handling uncertainty with resilience.
Various

2020-04-17 A healing time: practicing with difficult emotions. 54:27
  Caroline Jones
There are 3.3 minutes of silence in the beginning.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-17 The Profound Implications of Interconnectedness 41:44
  James Baraz
"Talk for Pandemic Reality"
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2020-04-17 Finding Refuge 29:33
  James Baraz
"Talk for Pandemic Reality"
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley Dharma and Yoga Training Program 2020

2020-04-17 Fear or Love: We Have a Choice 33:18
  James Baraz
"Talk for Pandemic Reality"
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2020-04-16 Calling All Bodhisattvas 66:10
  James Baraz
"Talk for Pandemic Reality" Including Jack Kornfield's "The Bodhisattva Responds to the Virus"
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2020-04-16 talk: hope, hopelessness and equanimity 26:29
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring ways to open more fully to the truth of impermanence and death, then looking at equanimity as an antidote to any tendency to swing between hope and hopelessness
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-04-16 meditation: steadying the body, the heart, the mind 28:36
  Jill Shepherd
Beginning by steadying and stabilising the body and heart-mind, then noticing our relationship to present-moment experience, opening to the simplicity of here ... now ... this ...
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-04-16 Working with disturbance: reflections and guided meditation. 43:42
  Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-15 Meditation: Refuge in Sacred Presence 22:29
  Tara Brach
Our experience includes a foreground of changing experience - sounds, sensations, feelings, thoughts. In the background is an alert inner stillness, the awareness that is our true nature. This meditation guides us in opening to the moment-to-moment flow through our senses, and learning to relax back to inhabit the mystery and vastness of awake awareness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-04-15 Sheltering in Love (Part 4) 43:21
  Tara Brach
During this time of pandemic, we need, more than ever, to feel our connectedness—true belonging with our own being, each other and all life. These talks explore the bodhisattva path - practices of an awakening being dedicated to living from love. The invitation is to let this season of close-in and global suffering deepen our collective commitment to creating a more compassionate world. Talk 4 explores how the difficult emotions we all face can become direct portals to an inner refuge of sacred space.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-04-15 Mettā and Emptiness in the World 28:05
  Zohar Lavie
The last Hebrew talk of this retreat, talking about how to sustain our practice of metta and skilful ways of relating, and the possibilities of fostering more insights as we approach re-engagment with the world.
Sangha Seva Metta and Emptiness - Online

2020-04-15 Beauty and Care (Onine Retreat at Spirit Rock) 40:05
  Gil Fronsdal
The Buddha’s teachings on Beauty (Kalyana) and Care (Anukampa)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Living Awareness through Insight Meditation - Online

2020-04-15 Question & Answer 30:35
  Oren Jay Sofer
Open Q&A covering topics such as: anchor vs. choiceless awareness; loss of concentration and self-judgment; patience vs. avoidance.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-15 Day 5 Instructions - Just a Perception 56:20
  Nathan Glyde
A review of all the ways of looking and relating to phenomena, culminating in seeing them as empty phenomena.
Sangha Seva Metta and Emptiness - Online

2020-04-14 All Phenomena are Empty. Fill them with Metta. 38:44
  Nathan Glyde
All phenomena are fabricated by perception: all things are empty of inherently existing separate from the atmosphere of attention. We explore what happens to phenomena and the sense of self when perception is soaked in kindness and care. Supported by the suttas: Two Sorts of Thinking (MN19), and the Karaniya Metta Sutta (SN1.8).
Sangha Seva Metta and Emptiness - Online

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