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2020-05-27 Dharma talk 46:08
Michele McDonald
Opening talk of online retreat, during COVID-19 pandemic, on self-retreat at home, meditation, and loving-kindness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2020-05-27 Sit with Instructions 53:47
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Introduction to the first day of online retreat, during COVID-19 pandemic, followed by guided meditation instructions
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

2020-05-24 The Quail's Tale: A Path to Harmlessness 41:38
Ayya Medhanandi
Praising Truth for its own sake, we lean in the direction of Truth. We make our intention not to harm by body, speech, or thought. Harmlessness leads to selflessness. Selflessness leads to the Deathless. To boundless compassion. It will save us from the flames of greed, violence, and delusion raging around us. Like the baby quail. What saved it from the forest fire was the purity of its own truth developed over lifetimes. A talk given in a Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community (TBC) zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community (TBC)

2020-05-24 A Cry of Surprise 21:05
Ayya Medhanandi
In the inner sea, we know what is truly true. Knowing is the mother, breathing is the child. Going beyond past hurts, beyond thought, being old or young, desolate or delighted, go even beyond Covid, there in the timeless emptiness of present moment awareness of the breath itself, teach your mind its true home. Given at an online meditation during the Covid pandemic.
Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community (TBC)

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

2020-04-29 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

2020-04-26 Further Teachings in the Midst of a Pandemic 1:46:55
Ajahn Jamnian
Topics covered: The 3 Modes of Consciousness that we operate under, The 4 Powers of the Dhamma (Iddhipada), Cultivating "Non-Self" (anatta), Cultivating "Sympathetic Joy" (mudita), How to see things the way they are. The main translator is Amdee Vongthongsri. Recorded via video teleconference.
Attached Files:
  • Ajahn Jamnian - mini glossary 2 (PDF)

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

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

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

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