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Dharma Talks
2024-03-19 Compassion & Equanimity 66:25
Kirsten Kratz, Dene Donalds
Gaia House Meeting Life with Courage & Compasssion

2024-03-20 Touching The Earth 24:07
Kirsten Kratz
Guided practice.
Gaia House Meeting Life with Courage & Compasssion

2024-03-20 Engaging with a Plant Ally & Exploring a Question from Within the Web of Life 51:42
Ayya Santacitta
Please have a potted plant with you or sit at a window for this session. Short Reflection & Guided Meditation | Earthworm Practice for the Anthropocene | Online Wednesday-Mornings
Aloka Earth Room

2024-03-20 Meditation: Openhearted Presence 21:48
Tara Brach
This meditation guides us in embodying loving presence through a body scan, and then meeting whatever arises with a tender heart. “Resting in the awareness that includes this changing life, regarding the changing waves with care, moment-to-moment. The moments of waking up out of thought are actually profoundly transformational. If you notice thinking and then plant the seeds of kindness, that becomes the habit of the heart.” ~Tara We close with a beautiful blessing-poem from John O’Donohue, from Beauty – The Invisible Embrace.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-03-20 Do You Feel Overwhelmed? Turning Stress into a Gateway of Awakening 42:18
Tara Brach
Stress and overwhelm are spiking around the globe. This talk explores how we can practice with the arising of stress in ways that calm our body and tap our capacity for full presence, wisdom and love.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-03-21 Great Female Disciples of the Buddha 50:09
James Baraz
Most of the Buddha's disciples whose names we are familiar with, such as Ananda and Sariputta, are men. The Buddha also had women disciples who were wise and profound practitioners like Mahapajapati, the Buddha's aunt/foster mother, responsible for the establishment of the order of nuns or Patacara, revered teacher, who tragically lost her family and eventually became fully enlightened. “If the measure of a human life is a chance to have significance that extends beyond itself, then we’ve hit the jackpot. We are alive at game time on the planet, when everything we value is genuinely threatened, when it’s time for all hands on deck.” —Terry Patten, A New Republic of the Heart
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2024-03-21 Equanimity is a Superpower 56:13
Devon Hase
How equanimity helps us navigate life in retreat and in the world
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2024

2024-03-21 short talk: Changing our relationship to dukkha 13:07
Jill Shepherd
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight meetings

2024-03-22 Counting, This Morning, What Powers Still Remain to Me 12:19
Devon Hase
Homage to Jane Hirshfield and reflections on how the path grows our equanimity, and also our humanity
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2024

2024-03-23 Welcome, and Guided Meditation 61:04
Nathan Glyde
Gaia House Wide and Deep (One Day Meditation Retreat)

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