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Dharma Talks
2023-01-12 Day 2 Compassion and Self Compassion, A Wise Response (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:51
Beth Sternlieb
Practicing kindness in every moment, responding with compassion, as the path of awakening
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat: Cultivating the Wise, Awakened, and Responsive Heart

2023-01-12 Mindfulness: Sati's friends and many facets 63:31
Akincano Marc Weber
History of the term. Sati - Appamada - Sampajañña, images of sati, psychological functions of sati.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness and Liberation – Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Approaches

2023-01-12 Through tedium to liberation 47:30
Ajahn Sucitto
Persistent mindfulness through changing conditions reveals portals to liberation: Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta.
Cittaviveka 2023 Dhamma Talks

2023-01-11 Trusting the Gold – Realizing Our Basic Goodness 0:00
Tara Brach
(Recording not available) 
Can you imagine a world where humans are able to look at each other and all of life, and see the light of the sacred shining through? This talk explores our potential for trusting the love and awareness that animate our living world. We investigate the suffering of othering, how the trance of separateness blinds us to our basic goodness, and then explore the practices that open our eyes to the larger truth of our shared belonging.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-01-11 Day 1 Evening Talk: An Overview of Metta Practice: How Practicing Metta Transforms Us 61:38
Donald Rothberg
Metta practice offers a radical and yet simple approach and training: To bring kind and wise presence and response to every situation. We incline toward an expansive friendliness, and see what gets in the way of metta. This is an approach centering on kindness and love which finds many echoes in many other spiritual traditions. And yet it can be a very challenging training; we look at a number of the common difficulties of metta practice and how to work with them, particularly distraction and lack of stability of attention, sleepiness and restless energy, difficulty in accessing the kind heart, and the arising of difficult emotions, thoughts, and body-states. As we practice, we integrate mind, heart, and body, increasingly touch our depths and learn how to manifest metta in the world.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat: Cultivating the Wise, Awakened, and Responsive Heart

2023-01-11 Meditation: Relaxing with a Smile into Living Presence 15:19
Tara Brach
This meditation guides us to awaken to sensation using the image of a smile and scanning through the body. We then open to sound and to the entire changing flow of experience. When we connect with the changing flow of sensations, feelings and sounds, we also discover the formless awareness that is our Source… and home. We end with a prayer that includes our own being and all beings.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-01-11 To Love and to Say Goodbye: A Poetic Approach to the Teaching on The Gratification, The Drawback, and the Escape 34:00
Brian Lesage
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2023-01-11 Skilful deactivation 55:32
Ajahn Sucitto
How to withdraw energy from the mind - and why.
Cittaviveka 2023 Dhamma Talks

2023-01-11 Remembering the dongchees, the women who saved Buddhism in Cambodia 15:18
Ven. Dhammananda Bhikkhuni
Songdhammakalyani Monastery

2023-01-11 Are We the Disciples of Fear or Love? 19:49
Ayya Medhanandi
Walk away from the tigers that have made us run all our lives. Grow, instead, that beautiful space of selfless love deep within. Growth means breaking out of the shell. It hurts. But this is our journey. Trust that it will ripen into greater and greater insight. And in that unfolding, discover when things fall apart, true wisdom arises from the ashes.
Sati Saraniya Hermitage

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