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2024-02-28 Part 1: Healing Depression with Meditation 63:34
Tara Brach
Most people get depressed at times, and many suffer greatly from bouts of major depression. At the heart of the suffering is the experience of severed belonging—of being imprisoned in the pain of separation, unworthiness, unlovability and hopelessness. These two talks explore several meditation practices that reconnect us with our natural aliveness, openheartedness and awareness. They empower us to develop our inner resources, energize us to awaken, free us from rumination and remind us that we are not our depressive thoughts and feelings. The growing realization of the loving awareness that is our home heals the very roots of depression.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-02-28 What Makes the World Spin? (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:09
Jaya Rudgard
The eight conditions or worldly winds (gain, loss, status, disrepute, praise, censure, pleasure, pain) that blow on everyone and how to find an unshakeability in their midst.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat--1 Month

2024-02-28 Cultivating the Refuge of Sangha 66:54
JD Doyle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha

2024-02-28 Transforming the Judgmental Mind 2 64:50
Donald Rothberg
We begin by reviewing some and expanding last week's introduction to practicing to transform the judgmental mind, including clarifying our language and the way that in English "judgment" can ambiguously mean either an expression of the judgmental mind or a non-judgmental discernment. We identify examples of the judgmental mind, and point to how it can be understood in terms of the sequence of contact to grasping (and pushing away) in the Buddha's teaching on Dependent Origination, how negative judgments (in the sense of the judgmental mind) typically come out of unacknowledged or unprocessed pain. We also point to how our practice with the judgmental mind, as it goes deeper, begins to identify "limiting beliefs," often from childhood, that generate our most chronic judgments. We end the talk with naming a number of ways to practice with the judgmental mind. The talk is followed with discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-02-28 Guided Meditation Exploring the Judgmental Mind 37:15
Donald Rothberg
After a period of settling and general mindfulness practice, we invite noticing and being with any expressions of the judgmental mind (here called "judgments") if they occur. In the second part of the guided meditation, there is also a more direct investigation of a selected judgment, exploring it at the levels of body, emotions, and thought, and seeing whether any underlying painful or difficult experience can be noticed. We close with a brief three-part self-compassion practice (from Kristin Neff).
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-02-28 4 éléments: intérieur, extérieur -- pareil! 52:41
Pascal Auclair
Terre d'Éveil Vipassana Conscience ouverte, coeur vibrant

2024-02-28 Morning Reflection - Recollecting our Virtue and Generosity 16:30
Jeanne Corrigal
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2024

2024-02-27 2 formes de sagesse 58:30
Pascal Auclair
Terre d'Éveil Vipassana Conscience ouverte, coeur vibrant

2024-02-27 Week 4, Part 1. 1:10:08
Leigh Brasington
Dependent Origination Contemplation.
Gaia House The Buddhist Art of Contemplation (online series)

2024-02-27 Instructions jour 1 de la retraite 53:28
Pascal Auclair
Terre d'Éveil Vipassana Conscience ouverte, coeur vibrant

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