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2020-02-18 Equanimity: Training The Heart, Responding With Love 52:24
Oren Jay Sofer
How does silent retreat practice apply to our daily life? This talk explores how the Brahma Viharas and equanimity specifically can serve as essential support for meeting the challenges of our times.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart: Lovingkindness Retreat

2020-02-18 Endnotes on Meditation 34:32
Ajahn Sucitto
Cultivation of heart and mind extends beyond sitting on the cushion. This core practice of being in your body is a touchstone for sanity and for happiness. Through this we can discharge qualities that can’t be dealt with in daily life. It can be practiced in any posture. Know where the stress is arising, and meet it with a spacious body and accepting heart.
Buddhist Retreat Center, Ixopo, South Africa :  Ajahn Sucitto, Firm Center Open Heart Retreat

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

2020-01-19 Metta (Lovingkindness), Equanimity, and Daily Life Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 66:05
Donald Rothberg
We explore two dimensions of integration in metta practice: (1) connecting metta and the awakened heart with wisdom, especially through the connection between metta and equanimity; and (2) pointing to ways to continue our metta practice in several dimensions of daily life—in individual practice, in being with others, and in our participation in the wider social world.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta Retreat

2020-01-08 Spiritual Practice in Daily Life 37:38
George Mumford
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2019-12-23 Duties towards Dhamma in Lay Life 66:36
Ajahn Sucitto
As we return to the duties of lay life, we are encouraged to incorporate duties towards the Dhamma. Structure in reference points that remind you to be mindful and skillful – daily meditation, association with kalyāṇamitta, and cultivation of pāramī are recommended. Be vigilant, stay awake, don’t go into automatic. If you don’t shape your own life, the world will shape it for you.
Uttama Bodhi Vihara :  Retreat with Ajahn Sucitto

2019-09-22 Emotions 36:04
Chas DiCapua
Understanding the place of emotions in daily life and the part they play in the development of the eightfold path.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Meditation, Nature and Awareness

2019-08-26 Samadhi: A Whole Heart in Daily Life 61:54
Tempel Smith
While we often discover samadhi (whole heartedness) first on retreat, it's finding samadhi in every day life which can give us the greatest joy. How can live with a more whole attention? And joy from within?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2019-08-15 Don't Be Afraid, Mahanama – Lean Towards Nibbana 32:54
Ayya Medhanandi
The Buddha told Mahanama not to be afraid of the muddled mind, just to keep developing the qualities which incline the mind to Nibbana. This Dhamma is for one who is content. A mind unburdened can pacify itself and be calmed. A mind fortified by faith, virtue – in particular, the virtues dear to the noble ones – learning, generosity and wisdom, will go to distinction. But for mental peace we have to consider how to seclude the mind and what we are giving our consent to in daily life.
Satipanna Insight Meditation (SIMT) :  For Our Long Lasting Benefit

2019-06-22 02 instructions: written exercises exploring fear 17:44
Jill Shepherd
Instructions for doing two written exercises, exploring fear in the context of daily life then in the context of meditation and dharma practice
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

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