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2022-07-10 Spiritual Urgency - Talk 44:14
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2022-07-09 One Moment Many Times 1:26:26
Nathan Glyde
There is only this one moment to meet well. Listening in to the Buddha's teachings, we find a repeating theme of fully sustaining awakening qualities over many moments. How can we maintain insight lenses, virtuous activity, or gathered well-being for a single day?
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - Jul 2022

2022-07-09 Cultivating the investigation awakening factor 61:06
Chas DiCapua
Once becoming aware of an object, noticing if one's relationship with that object is one of reactivity or equanimity
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Stillness & Insight

2022-07-08 Purification of view – part two 45:18
Deborah Ratner Helzer
What is the actual experience of the mind? How can we sort out what is going on in there?
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2022-07-08 Samadhi 44:23
Chas DiCapua
Understanding how calm, particularly in the body, can be a gateway to samadhi.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Stillness & Insight

2022-07-08 Simple Mettā Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:08
Tempel Smith
Setting up and devoting ourselves to a steady mettā (loving kindness) meditation practice, we start where it is easiest and where we can keep it simple. With a basis of blending a sense of ease and relaxation with patient steady attentiveness, we invite mettā to arise in our hearts supported internally by images and phrases. Though it takes some experimenting to find balance with these tools, the repetition of mettā phrases keeps directing our attention to the purpose of mettā practice. These phrases are so very helpful when we live into more complex or challenging situations.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Lovingkindness Retreat

2022-07-07 Working with Hindrances to Mettā Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:25
Tempel Smith
As we practice mettā meditation we will have waves where the practice feels easy, intuitive and validating; and we will all have waves where we struggle. There are five very common states which visit us in meditation practice called the "five hindrances". These are commonly named in English as craving, aversion, dullness, restlessness, and doubt. For steady mettā practice our first response to these challenges is to practice more carefully with patience determination. The second response is to offer ourselves kindness and compassion during challenging times. For mettā meditation and for the other three brahmaviharas, our third response to challenging times is to turn wakefully towards the qualities of the challenge and see them as only temporary conditions. We can greatly reduce the experience of suffering in the hindrances when we have mindful experience of them.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Lovingkindness Retreat

2022-07-07 Loving kindness instructions 43:52
Chas DiCapua
Loving kindness with the easy being, self, and good friend.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Stillness & Insight

2022-07-07 Vedana Instructions 61:47
Chas DiCapua
Noticing how any moment of contact at the six cents doors is registered as pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Stillness & Insight

2022-07-06 Citta – the mind and its ways of Knowing 54:57
Akincano Marc Weber
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

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