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2021-03-18 Honeyball Sutta: The Buddha's Teaching on Papanća 56:36
  James Baraz
Have you ever wondered how your mind can move from one thought to getting lost in a complex story without you knowing how you got there? The Buddha describes this process in his Honeyball Sutta (Majjhima Nikaya #19) where he explains the phenomenon of papanća or proliferation of thought. The more we understand this porcess and work with it as practice, the less we get caught up in the stories the mind creates.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2021-03-18 Embracing Strong Emotions and Practices to Grow our Joy 64:36
  Kaira Jewel Lingo
We begin with a 5-step process for caring for strong emotions and then look at ways to cultivate and strengthen the Brahmavihara of mudita or joy, also in relation to working with jealousy.
InsightLA :  Cultivating the Wise Heart on the Cushion and in the World: Practicing Mindfulness and the “Divine Abodes” (Lovingkindness, Compassion, Joy, Equanimity)

2021-03-17 32 talk: working with afflictive thought patterns 52:01
  Jill Shepherd
Looking at common afflictive thought patterns such as lack mind and comparing mind, using the wisdom of anicca dukkha anatta to help them release, and the practice of mudita, appreciative joy, to help prevent them from re-arising
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Finding the heart of freedom

2021-03-17 Meditation: A Kind and Allowing Presence 19:05
  Tara Brach
When we’re stressed our hearts tighten and we try to control our life. This meditation guides us to relax the controlling and discover the open, tender awareness that allows life to be as it is.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2021-03-17 Fear of Aging: Finding Freedom in this Impermanent World – Part 1 55:08
  Tara Brach
While it’s natural to have fears of what’s ahead, when we learn to face the inevitability of change and loss without resistance, we discover true peace and freedom in the midst. In a very direct way, our awareness of impermanence awakens unconditional loving. These two talks explore the ways we habitually deny or resist reality, and the three interrelated pathways—refuge in the present moment, love and awareness—that liberate us. NOTE: The quoted prayer "And all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well" is from 14th century mystic, Julian of Norwich, in her work “Revelations of Divine Love.”
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2021-03-17 What Is Still True 1:53:07
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-03-17 Guided Meditation – Filtering the Flood 52:55
  Ajahn Sucitto
In meditation we practice viewing the stream of circumstance from the place of acknowledgement. Let the stream flow past without getting into the details. Centering practices of body, presence, ethics and heart strengthen the possibility to shift attention from the outflows to here.

2021-03-17 Some Further Pointers in Cultivating Metta, and An Introduction to Compassion and Compassion Practice 60:11
  Donald Rothberg
We first explore some further suggestions in the practice of metta, particularly related to working with distraction and an active mind, and then related to practicing when difficult states of mind, body, and emotion come up. We then begin to clarify the nature of compassion as the expression of the awakened heart in the presence of pain and difficulty. We link compassion to the understanding of the nature of how the conditioned mind reacts to what is painful, referring to the sequence from contact to grasping in the teaching on Dependent Origination, and the explication of the teaching of Dukkha (or "reactivity") and the end of Dukkha. We then explore further the receptive and active dimensions of compassion, some difficult distortions of compassion, and ways that compassion manifests toward self and others.
InsightLA :  Cultivating the Wise Heart on the Cushion and in the World: Practicing Mindfulness and the “Divine Abodes” (Lovingkindness, Compassion, Joy, Equanimity)

2021-03-16 27 talk: anatta / not-self and the five clinging-aggregates 44:10
  Jill Shepherd
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Finding the heart of freedom

2021-03-15 24 talk: impermanence 33:23
  Jill Shepherd
An introduction to the three universal characteristics of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and not-self, focusing on impermanence then briefly touching into death contemplation
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Finding the heart of freedom

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