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Dharma Talks
2020-02-12 Day 11 Morning Instructions: Feeling Tone 48:35
  John Martin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-12 Firm Center Open Heart 42:52
  Ajahn Sucitto
On this retreat, practices for establishing a firm center and open heart will be presented. Openness can be too vulnerable, we need to know what to filter and what to linger in. Precepts offer a firm center of integrity. The body can be a source of steady and calm. We bring to heart and mind that which is beautiful and aspirational to shift agitated energies. These are our refuges.
Buddhist Retreat Center, Ixopo, South Africa :  Ajahn Sucitto, Firm Center Open Heart Retreat

2020-02-12 Don't get Distracted: You Might Forget to Be Kind 2:02:18
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-02-11 Four Noble Truths & Mindfulness of Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:15
  John Martin
This talk provides an overview of the Four Noble Truths, with primary focus on the Noble Truth of Dukkha and the Noble Truth of the Cause of Dukkha. Mindfulness of death is reviewed as a support for practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-11 Dharma Talk: Being in the World, Being With Others 60:28
  Martine Batchelor
Gaia House Meditation and Mindfulness in Daily Life

2020-02-11 Emptiness and Ways of Looking 2:09:37
  Rob Burbea
CRUCIAL NOTE: It is highly unlikely that this talk will be properly or adequately understood without a prior very good working familiarity and competence – both in actual practice and conceptually – with Soulmaking Dharma teachings and practices, as well as with Insight Meditation. Without this background it may be that the talk will in fact be misunderstood, and it is unlikely that the talk will be helpful. Please note too that much of the material in this series of talks (In Psyche’s Orchard) is based on or continues explorations of material laid out in a particular previous series (Four Circles, Four Parables of Stone and Light). In Psyche’s Orchard was recorded by Rob at his home.
Gaia House In Psyche's Orchard

2020-02-11 Cultivation 52:16
  Winnie Nazarko
The idea of cultivation (Bhavana) is the key to Buddhism. This talk relates this concept to the development of the four foundations of mindfulness, especially the first.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Clarity, Compassion and Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-02-11 Buddha Not Buddhist 20:18
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2020-02-11 Day 10 Afternoon Instructions: Practicing Forgiveness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:54
  Tempel Smith
As we further open our hearts to include even difficult people, it is very helpful to learn how to practice forgiveness. Often when deeply hurt our hearts hold resentments and yearn for accountability before it would be willing to risk opening again. And yet when others feel out resentment, judgment and the need for accountability they too shut down defensively. Starting with a good friend whom you have a history of love and trust, or even your companion animals, you can build a path of forgiveness. Some times we will never get full accountability, yet we can move beyond the pain of resentment to heal ourselves here and now.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-11 3rd Day Instructions: Vedana, emotions 50:28
  DaRa Williams
Review of instructions to date and expansion to include vedana and emotions
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Clarity, Compassion and Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-02-11 Day 10 Morning Instructions: Dhammavicaya (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:16
  Susie Harrington
Guided meditation exploring investigation/ inquiry/discrimination, through the lenses of wisdom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-11 Mindfulness 35:38
  Shaila Catherine
Mindfulness (Sati in Pali) is a whole-hearted observation of the present moment with a quality of mind free of desire/aversion. It forms the basis for cultivating all the Awakening Factors.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection The Seven Factors of Awakening

2020-02-11 The Seven Factors of Awakening 1:24:10
The Seven Factors of Awakening offer an effective framework for cultivating the mind, overcoming the hindrances, and balancing the energetic and calming forces that develop through meditation. When these seven factors are well developed, the mind is ripe for awakening. This series will explore each factor to reveal its importance, function, and role in the process of awakening.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2020-02-10 Dhammavicaya: Opening the Door to Insight (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:52
  Susie Harrington
Dhammavicaya, the factor of discrimination, is one of the 7 factors. IT is a lens through which we can meet our experience, and cultivate understanding & insight.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-10 Buddhist Studies - Anatta: The Impersonal Nature of Experience - Week 5 1:27:59
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - Anatta: The Impersonal Nature of Experience

2020-02-10 S.E.S. February - Intimacy & Imagination -Wise View - Dharma Talk 30:14
  Sebene Selassie
New York Insight Meditation Center Sacred Earth Sangha

2020-02-10 S.E.S. February - Intimacy & Imagination - Reflections 28:29
  Sebene Selassie
New York Insight Meditation Center Sacred Earth Sangha

2020-02-10 Metta as a Brahmavihara & Support for Liberation 55:32
  Ariya B. Baumann
Metta is one of the four Brahmaviharas and how the act as a supportive base for the practice of insight meditation
Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centre 6th Annual Metta Retreat - Part 2

2020-02-10 Gratitude, Generosity, and Compassion - beginning with Sujata. 57:40
  DaRa Williams
Reflections on self compassion, compassionate engagement and action.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Clarity, Compassion and Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-02-10 Trois niveaux de protections dans psychologie bouddhiste, Retraite chez Mudita, Suisse 1:17:19
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-02-10 Instructions: Listening, and Mindfulness of Feeling Tones 27:28
  Martine Batchelor
Gaia House Meditation and Mindfulness in Daily Life

2020-02-10 Des émotions affligeantes vers celles libératrices, Retraite chez Mudita, Suisse 58:51
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-02-10 Day 9 Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:41
  Kamala Masters
Thinking subject
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-09 Practice as a Path of Happiness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:47
  James Baraz
Sometimes we can misunderstand practice as mainly overcoming suffering. The Buddha spoke of cultivating and increasing wholesome states and being mindful of the "gladness of the wholesome."
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-09 Dharma Talk: Contact, Feeling Tone and Perception 60:43
  Martine Batchelor
Gaia House Meditation and Mindfulness in Daily Life

2020-02-09 The Ten Courses of Wholesome Action, Part 2 - Meditation 32:15
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-02-09 The Ten Courses of Wholesome Action, Part 2 - Talk 55:31
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-02-09 Space Time And Reality 28:53
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2020-02-09 Opening and Soothing the Causal Field 57:04
  Ajahn Sucitto
The theme of the retreat, Firm Centre Open Heart, is a reminder of what the work is. Remaining steady in the “here-ness” of body, and opening the energetic field supports the releasing of kamma. In return you receive the natural beauty of your heart.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-09 Refuges, Precepts and Reflections 61:57
  Ajahn Sucitto
We can establish Firm Centre Open Heart as a core way of being. Refuges and precepts offer support as we train to remain awake and attentive outside of retreat. Vows of virtue and morality, when held with firm flexibility, allow wholesome qualities to be transmitted through the open heart.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-09 Rencontrer le plaisir et le déplaisir, Retraite chez Mudita, Suisse 46:50
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-02-09 The Ten Courses to Wholesome Action, Part 1 - Meditation 28:47
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-02-09 The Ten Courses to Wholesome Action, Part 1 - Talk 43:01
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-02-09 Instructions: Mindfulness of Body & Working with the Hindrances 40:05
  Chris Cullen
Gaia House Meditation and Mindfulness in Daily Life

2020-02-09 La présence au corps et aux états mentaux, Retraite chez Mudita, Suisse 58:50
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-02-09 Day 8 Morning Instructions: Choiceless Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:26
  James Baraz
Guided meditation letting go of the primary object and allowing receiving each moment as it presents itself.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-09 Turning Attention Back to the Source 36:54
  Ajahn Sucitto
Rather than asking why things arise, ask where. Turn attention towards the field of body, behind where phenomena arise. This is a quiet and stable place.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-08 Equanimity : Resting the Mind Before It Falls Into Extremes (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 68:46
  Kamala Masters
The importance of developing equanimity in our lives as meditators on the path of purification of mind/heart, and living in the world.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-08 How to Sustain an Open Heart 66:54
  Ajahn Sucitto
We can notice where we add stress to an already painful, difficult situation. The cause is tanhā and upādāna, craving and clinging. Use meditation to review the craving mind and feel the feeling without closing around it. The duty of the heart is to allow phenomena to arise and pass away.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-08 L’attention dirigée et non-dirigée, Retraite chez Mudita, Suisse 42:52
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-02-08 Premières instructions et méditation guidée, Retraite chez Mudita, Suisse 47:51
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-02-08 Day Seven Morning Instructions: Resting Wakefully in Breath & Body (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:01
  Tempel Smith
With the further settling of the mind we can deepen our intimacy with the breath and body. From a wakeful connection to the body and a sense of happiness we can explore areas of pain and mental activity. With the calming of mental activity we open to deeper samadhi.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-08 The Calming Effects of Puja 24:54
  Ajahn Sucitto
The devotional practices of pūjā can be used to steady the energetic field. Resonate simple sounds, images and meanings in the body to steady thought energy and open the heart.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-08 The Healing of an Opened Heart 58:02
  Ajahn Sucitto
An open heart is a transmitter of good qualities. Unsettled energies cause intentions and actions to lack clarity and steadiness. Relate to the energies of body, speech and mind with receptivity, compassion and goodwill. It’s the tonality that matters.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-07 Steps in Developing Mindfulness of Breathing (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 67:06
  Tempel Smith
The Buddha described detailed steps we can take when developing and deepening our practice of mindful breathing. This talk covers steps 1-8 out of 16 classical steps given in discourses on this meditation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-07 Lovingkindness Practice Group - Meditation 41:53
  Mark Nunberg
Chant followed by guided lovingkindness meditation
Common Ground Meditation Center Monthly Lovingkindness Practice Group

2020-02-07 Lovingkindness Practice Group - Talk 7:30
  Mark Nunberg
Short talk on lovingkindness
Common Ground Meditation Center Monthly Lovingkindness Practice Group

2020-02-07 Equanimity. 49:12
  Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2020-02-07 Q&A 52:06
  Ajahn Sucitto
Can non-monastics in the west reach enlightenment? Attachment in relationships; How to encourage care for the environment; Qualities that free us from world of senses; Freedom from rage resulting from abusive relationships; Compassionate response to racist remarks
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-07 Day Six Afternoon Instructions: Brahma Viharas - Forgiveness & Metta for Self (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:34
  James Baraz
A guided meditation directing forgiveness & metta toward our body, mind & heart
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-07 Day Six Morning Instructions - Hindrances (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:03
  Beth Sternlieb
Meeting hindrances with mindfulness & compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-07 The Liberating View 13:53
  Ajahn Sucitto
A good part of our practice is adjustment in view. The divided view always leads to stirring and agitation. Deal with the rippling of energy directly in the wide overall field of body.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-07 Transformation of Consciousness 64:06
  Ajahn Sucitto
There can be a fundamental shifting of intention, of the source of kamma. Rather than following habitual reactions, hold them with a heart of goodwill and restraint. Through the expanding of relational intent is the cessation of suffering and stress.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-06 Five Hindrances (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:36
  Beth Sternlieb
When we meet hindrances with loving awareness they nourish wisdom & compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-06 Transforming Our Experience of Time 2:05:02
  Donald Rothberg
A guided meditation exploring the nature of our experience of time, followed by a talk and discussion.
East Bay Insight Meditation Community

2020-02-06 Mindfulness of Breathing 65:12
  Ajahn Sucitto
Rather than being about the inhalation and exhalation of breath, mindfulness of breathing is about soothing the life force energy. As energy settles in the body, many disruptive emotive tendencies are cleared, leaving the heart available to meet experience in a balanced and sensitive way.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-06 Day Five Afternoon Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:12
  Kamala Masters
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-06 Kamma and Saṇkhāra 46:33
  Ajahn Sucitto
We might experience running down familiar emotional tracks (saṇkhāra). Tracks get laid down by the repeated and habitual reactions to contact (kamma). To clear disturbing and negative tracks, widen attention and check the habitual impulse. The mind naturally seeks harmony and balance. Listen deeply for its response.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-06 Natural Walking 11:13
  Ajahn Sucitto
Natural walking has a smooth and self-synchronizing quality. It gives the mind a place to sit where it feels satisfied and doesn’t run out. This is the direction of samādhi.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-06 Transforming Our Experience of Time 53:57
  Donald Rothberg
A guided meditation exploring the nature of our experience of time, followed by a talk and discussion.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2020-02-06 Day Five Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:36
  John Martin
Mind States, Moods and Emotions
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-06 3 Channels for Energy 29:57
  Ajahn Sucitto
There is a 3-fold system through which energy operates: bodily, conceptual and emotive. As we practice to resolve and release negative energies, we need resources. Bringing together the 3 aspects of body, mind and heart provide a way to open channels to drain and release unresolved energies.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-05 Embodied Presence (Part 2) - Planting our Roots in the Universe 48:22
  Tara Brach
In describing our human predicament and dis-ease, D.H. Lawrence says we are like a great tree with our roots in the air. We need to replant ourselves—in our bodies, hearts and spirit. These two talks are guides to replanting ourselves. In Part 1, we explore how we are so often dissociated from the life of our body, and the pathways home. Part 2 looks at the challenges of pain, fear and trauma, and how we can gradually and skillfully reconnect with a wholeness of being.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-02-05 Gratitude, Generosity and Sila: Foundational Supports for Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:02
  John Martin
Gratitude, Generosity and Sila support happiness, joy, a sense of enoughness and renunciation. The practice of Sila is conducive to liberation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-05 Meditation: A Listening Presence 20:00
  Tara Brach
The receptivity of listening awakens us to the living stream of life. This meditation guides us in listening to sounds, and then listening to and feeling the aliveness of our bodies and the movement of the breath. We close with a simple offering of lovingkindness to our inner life and our world.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-02-05 Q&A 63:38
  Joseph Goldstein
A wide varity of topics.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-02-05 Firm Centre Open Heart 60:00
  Ajahn Sucitto
How to arrive at a grounded centre and undefended heart? Generally, attempts to firm up involve holding on or hardening the exterior that inhibit the heart’s opening. Instead, a shifting of attention and energy is suggested. Three reference points are offered to support this shift: food, work and rest.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-05 Centring through Standing Meditation 13:40
  Ajahn Sucitto
In standing meditation we’re not waiting for anything, not going anywhere, but centring. Tracking up the body, we can locate and unlock potentials for space so energy can travel.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-05 Cultivation of Dhamma 53:19
  Ajahn Sucitto
We practice Dhamma to clear through distortions and disturbances that become established. It takes training – setting aside what’s not needed and cultivating receptivity. Then what has always been there – the qualities of citta – are revealed.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-05 Chanting Brings Breath and Sound Together 45:50
  Ajahn Sucitto
The main quality of chanting is spreading energy to the body and space around. We use sound to send out heart energy. Practice with bringing breath and sound together is provided. Overview of Pāli pronunciation and explanation of puja follow.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-05 Day Four Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:46
  Susie Harrington
8-precept intro and chanting; at 15 minutes, practicing in the body instructions with body scan and practice guidance.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-05 Establishing a Firm Centre 12:13
  Ajahn Sucitto
Instructions for using body and breathing to establish a firm centre that’s also open. Building firmness from the ground up, releasing congestion through the out breath, drawing in fresh energy with the in breath.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-05 Don't Get Distracted 2:06:16
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-02-04 Listening Our Way Into the Body (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:59
  Susie Harrington
The body is our home, our vehicle to freedom and our connection to the Great Mystery. This talk explores the skillful means and the opportunities of this foundational practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-04 Motivation and Mainstream 41:40
  Winnie Nazarko
Motivations powers dharma practice. Its depth and purity determine what other mental factors and paramis are brought forward in meditation. This talk contrasts what "mainstream" motivations provide, contrasted with a deeper drive to understand.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2020-02-04 Day Three Afternoon Instructions: Metta like a Gentle Rain (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 34:08
  Beth Sternlieb
When the body relaxes, Metta can permeate our being like a gentle rain.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-04 Guided Meditation: Settling into Body 19:26
  Ajahn Sucitto
Where attention goes, that’s where energy goes. Disengaging and restraining from what’s not needed now, we draw awareness to what it is to be in this body. Body and mind unify around breath energy.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-04 Morning Instructions 64:00
  Joseph Goldstein
Meditation instruction review
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-02-04 Day Three Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:22
  James Baraz
A guided meditation refining awareness of breath to deepen concentration.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-04 Suffering and Its End 46:32
  Shaila Catherine
In this talk, Shaila Catherine addresses the great teaching of the Buddha known as the four noble truths: 1) suffering, 2) the cause of suffering is craving, 3) the end of suffering, and 4) the path leading to the end of suffering. Shaila Catherine explores each of the four truths through inspiring sutta references and daily life examples that show how we can live our daily lives from the perspective of liberating wisdom. Rather than engage in endless philosophical speculations or become attached to views and opinions, the Buddha taught a practical path based on the recognition of the fundamental unsatisfactory characteristic of experience. When we recognize dukkha (suffering), we can realize the end of dukkha (suffering).
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Buddha's Core Teachings: Finding True Happiness Through the Four Noble Truths

2020-02-04 Mindfulness of the Body: A Guided Meditation with Sequential Touch Sensations 25:16
  Shaila Catherine
In this guided meditation, Shaila Catherine introduces a practice of mindfulness of the body by observing a sequence of touch sensations. This meditation guides practitioners to gradually move attention through a series of bodily locations where the feet, buttocks, hands, lips, and eye lids touch. At each location we pause to experience the present sensations that are known at that place of touching. After exploring touch points, we broader the field of attention to the whole body sitting. By alternating the focus of attention between precise and clear points of contact, and broad, restful, receptive awareness of the whole body, the meditator nurtures a clear bright balanced mind that can meet the present moment as it is.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Featured Guided Meditations

2020-02-04 Precepts –Fundamental Principles for Purification 37:20
  Ajahn Sucitto
The heart has tremendous potential for good or bad. We practice to clean up unfortunate effects that get established on it. Principles of respect, restraint and compassion are not only foundations for heart cultivation, but offerings to the world.
Dharmagiri Firm Center, Open Heart

2020-02-03 Five Spiritual Faculties (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:50
  James Baraz
The Five 'Spiritual Faculties describe the unfolding of our practice. From Faith through Wise Effort, cultivating Mindfulness, deepening Concentration, flowering as Wisdom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-03 Buddhist Studies - Anatta: The Impersonal Nature of Experience - Week 4 65:02
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - Anatta: The Impersonal Nature of Experience

2020-02-03 Metta Chants I 32:13
  Ariya B. Baumann
All the metta chants recited by all the meditators
Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centre 6th Annual Metta Retreat - Part 1

2020-02-03 Day Two Afternoon Instructions - Opening Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 39:16
  John Martin
Includes beginning instructions for Metta practice and instructions for "Easy Being".
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-02 Faith in Our Potential for Transformation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:10
  Kamala Masters
Understanding Faith in the Buddha's teaching and in ourselves.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-02 Non-harming and Kindness as an Expression of Wisdom - Meditation 34:38
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-02-02 Non-harming and Kindness as an Expression of Wisdom - Talk 54:00
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-02-02 The Wings of Awakening 31:32
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2020-02-02 Understanding the Five Precepts - Meditation 31:15
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-02-02 Working with thoughts. 64:34
  Joseph Goldstein
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-02-02 Day One Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:53
  Tempel Smith
As an introduction to Insight meditation we start with physical and mental relaxation, and then finding a home base or anchor for our attention in the stream of sounds, body sensations or what sensation arise in the body as we breathe. The first step is establishing steady calm abiding in the flow of the present.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-01 Nuances Of Right Effort 1:19:32
  Joseph Goldstein
Techniques for deepening practice
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-02-01 Metta in Deed, Speech, and Thought 58:06
  Ariya B. Baumann
Metta must be manifested on all three levels: in deed, speech, and thought
Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centre 6th Annual Metta Retreat - Part 1

2020-01-30 The Quarrel at Kosambi 44:16
  James Baraz
Telling of the story of the quarrel at Kosambi as well as discussions around the importance of community and how to make community stronger
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2020-01-30 talk: taking refuges and precepts 31:56
  Jill Shepherd
Some reflections on taking the three refuges and five ethical precepts, as a way of aligning with our deeper intentions for the New Year
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-01-30 Last Day Instructions, Metta retreat 59:55
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight A Soft and Radical Transformation of the Heart

2020-01-30 Thought After Thought of Freedom 18:03
  Venerable Dhammadipa
How to practice with thoughts so that they become thoughts of freedom, five indriya, faculties, poem from Therigatha, offered at the Saranaloka New Year's Retreat 2019/2020
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2020-01-29 Understanding the Path of Practice - Talk 56:07
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

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