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2023-03-02 talk: pāramī of sīla / ethical conduct 25:57
Jill Shepherd
Exploring the pāramī of sila or ethical conduct, looking at some of the main differences between Buddhist ethics and mainstream Western ethics
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2023

2023-03-02 The Cosmic Game of Hide and Seek 53:25
James Baraz
A classical text from Kashmir Shaivism entitled "Realization of Our True Heart" or Pratyabijñāhṛdaya, describes in a few lines how we and everything in physical form is simply an expression of Divine Play of the universe –what in Hinduism is called the lila or dance of consciousness. This talk explores one perspective of the Mystery, that which cannot be named.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2023-03-02 The Sacredness of the Hindrances (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 66:16
Tuere Sala
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation One Month Retreat

2023-03-02 Die sieben Erleuchtungsfaktoren 48:11
Renate Seifarth
Die sieben Erleuchtungsfaktoren helfen uns in der Praxis. Um welche handelt es sich und wie fördern wir sie, wie stehen sie zueinander? All das wird erörtert.
Seminarhaus Engl :  3-Wochen Vipassana und Metta

2023-03-02 Guided Metta Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:35
Dana DePalma
A Guided Metta Meditation emphasizing the integration of Metta and Insight Meditation, including utilizing Sylvia Boorstein's phrase, "May I meet this moment fully; May I meet it as a friend," and variations of the second phrase such as "May I meet it with _______ (kindness, compassion, gentleness, patience, curiosity, receptivity, etc.). Includes a poem by Matty Weingast from "The First Free Women."
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation One Month Retreat

2023-03-02 Teaching Suggestions - Kindness and Compassion 57:33
Jenny Wilks
Gaia House Perspectives on Meditation - Cultivating a Path of Freedom

2023-03-02 Practical Instructions for Mindfulness of Vedanā (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:31
Tempel Smith
With a wise expectation of the three kinds of vedanā, we steady our mindfulness to intimately connect with unpleasantness, pleasantness, and neutral experiences. This is the first step with vedanā. The second is to cool off the old habits of reactivity , and the third is seeing vedanā is not inherent in the objects of our attention. Vedanā arises due to contact with the 6 sense doors, and operates on its own independent conditinality. This is difficult to see in daily life, and a precious opportunity on silent retreat.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation One Month Retreat

2023-03-01 Meditation: Befriending Your Inner Life 17:27
Tara Brach
This meditation establishes a gentle and caring presence through bringing the image and felt sense of a smile to various domains in the body. We then settle with the breath, and practice relaxing with whatever arises, letting life be just as it is. The underlying intention is to regard all experience with a clear, interested and friendly attention. The gift is a homecoming to our naturally loving presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-03-01 Making the Whole World Your Friend 45:46
Tara Brach
A wonderful translation of the Pali word Metta is friendliness. This talk looks at friendliness through an evolutionary lens, and explores ways we can cultivate a more open heart.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-03-01 Wholehearted Effort without Attachment 57:31
Shelly Graf
To keep returning to presence is a brave and noble response of the heart. Let’s explore the role of wise effort in the heart’s persistent movement towards what is beautiful and beneficial.
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

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