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2020-09-25 Vedanā - the Current in the Ocean of Life 49:58
  Nathan Glyde
Dukkha is dependently originating with tanha (demands), demands are dependently originating with preference, preference is dependently originating with unquestioned belief in the subjective arising of vedana. But more and more peace is possible.
Sangha Seva Insights to Live By

2020-09-25 Hebrew - Guided Metta to Easeful Relationships and Oneself.mp3 40:36
  Zohar Lavie
Metta in Hebrew
Sangha Seva Insights to Live By

2020-09-25 Hebrew - Day 1 Instructions - Opening to the Pleasant 50:38
  Zohar Lavie
Hebrew Meditation Instructions - On Body Awareness
Sangha Seva Insights to Live By

2020-09-24 "Contributing Effectively in Times of Crisis" Part 2 49:55
  James Baraz
This week we will continue with Roger Walsh's essay: "Ten Principles to Know to Contribute Strategically". These principles provide a big-picture context for understanding our current dilemmas, unearthing their deepest roots, and revealing the deepest and most effective responses. This is part of a series of talks on the importance of holding a positive vision even through the storm.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2020-09-24 Hebrew - Fabrication - Ways of Looking and The Shaping of Experience 47:27
  Zohar Lavie
Hebrew Dharma Talk
Sangha Seva Insights to Live By

2020-09-24 Samādhi Surfing 45:34
  Nathan Glyde
1st guided meditation of the retreat, steadying into the present experience of body-heart-mind unification. Riding the wave of the present moment in intimate connection with breath & body sensations or sounds near and far.
Sangha Seva Insights to Live By

2020-09-24 Bringing Insights to Life 17:46
  Nathan Glyde
Introducing the theme of the retreat: Insights To Live By, by defining insight (as Rob Burbea has) as ways of relating to life that bring freedom here and now. Insights are transferable between us, between sessions of meditation, and very possibly between all aspects of our lives.
Sangha Seva Insights to Live By

2020-09-23 Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 7: The Foundations of Wise Speech 4: Becoming More Skillful with Difficult Speech Situations 2 1:10:06
  Donald Rothberg
After a brief review of the foundations of wise speech and the eight guidelines for skillful speech when there are difficult or challenging situations, we explore the connection of inner practices with such situations. We look at two dimensions of such practice: (1) looking at and transforming conditioning that makes it hard to engage in such situations, such as related to negative views about conflict and anger, and discerning when there is spiritual bypassing in relationship to difficulties; and (2) bringing mindfulness, inquiry, and investigation to difficult emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, etc.,and to thoughts and narratives (especially generated by the judgmental mind). We will continue this exploration, including of difficult body states, next time..
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-09-21 The Four Noble Truths: Understanding Suffering, its cause, its release, and the way toward its release - Week 2 - Meditation 29:39
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Four Noble Truths: Understanding suffering, its cause, its release, and the way toward its release

2020-09-21 The Four Noble Truths: Understanding Suffering, its cause, its release, and the way toward its release - Week 2 - Talk 37:30
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Four Noble Truths: Understanding suffering, its cause, its release, and the way toward its release

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