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Dharma Talks
2024-02-14 Meditation: The Center of Now 15:37
Tara Brach
This meditation awakens our senses, then guides us to rest in the changing flow of experience. When the mind drifts, we are invited to relax back into full living presence, into that Beingness that is the center of now. “Listening to and feeling, the changing flow – right here, right in the center of now.”
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-02-14 Letting Go of Controlling: The Path of Freedom – Part 2 60:28
Tara Brach
While it’s natural to try to control our life experience, our chronic controlling cuts us off from presence and obscures the loving awareness that is our essence. This series of talks explores how we can let go in four key domains of controlling: clinging to thoughts, resisting feelings, holding tight to beliefs and armoring our heart. We look at how egoic controlling manifests individually and as a society; the process of awakening from exclusive identification with a separate ego/self; what it means to die into a larger reality and the similarities of psychedelics and meditation in the process of letting go. The gift of releasing the grip of controlling is true freedom; inhabiting the intrinsic beauty of our beings, and having our lives be an expression of creativity, wisdom and love.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-02-15 Me and you arising 54:28
Ajahn Sucitto
In place of the “I” that thinks, we can enter the “we” sense, deconstructing and creating a “not to do” list.
Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, South Africa :  Regaining the Center

2024-02-15 AM morning reflection on vedana. 19:55
Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2024

2024-02-15 The Second Music 54:47
Devon Hase
Reflections on love, devotion, and finding truth through the Three Characteristics.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Living Dharma: Essential Teachings for Our Times

2024-02-15 Q&A 43:24
Ajahn Sucitto
Questions are précised: Q1 Do we have to unattach ourselves from intense bonds to our parents and children to attain enlightenment? Also, can you explain what the Buddha meant to “fully understand suffering” as the first noble truth? 26:42 Q2 If we don't purify our mindstream or cleanse our karmic baggage and live virtuous lives, we will not attain our Buddha self and seek a cyclical existence as we would have failed to realize the wisdom of reality. 27.54 Q3 Can you suggest some guidance on waking up in the mornings? 32.18 Q4 Reclining posture somehow feels less than the other postures. Is this so? When is the reclining posture appropriate? 37:29 Q5 can you speak on non-aversion? Is it possible?
Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, South Africa :  Regaining the Center

2024-02-15 Seven Factors of Awakening (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:04
John Martin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat--1 Month

2024-02-15 talk: Freedom and death contemplation p2 25:43
Jill Shepherd
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight meetings

2024-02-16 Introducing Choiceless Attention (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:19
Jaya Rudgard
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat--1 Month

2024-02-16 Meditation on Emotions and Awareness 59:07
Devon Hase
Teachings on RAIN and holding it all with awareness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Living Dharma: Essential Teachings for Our Times

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