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Dharma Talks
2024-01-27 Harmless Thinking Part Two 1:13:04
Ayya Santussika
Karuna Buddhist Vihara

2024-01-27 Instructions - Sitting and Walking 42:50
Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House Inner Peace and Fierce Compassion (Dana Retreat)

2024-01-27 Harmless Thinking Part One 1:14:18
Ayya Santussika
Karuna Buddhist Vihara

2024-01-27 Mindfulness of the Body and Developing Kind Attending (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:53
Will Kabat-Zinn, Bob Stahl
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat: The Direct Path

2024-01-25 talk: Freedom and Mindfulness 25:40
Jill Shepherd
Continuing to explore freedom in the context of the Buddha's teachings, how mindfulness supports it, and some ways to maintain mindfulness in everyday life
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight meetings

2024-01-24 We All Need a Place to Land 52:43
Ayya Santacitta
Short Reflection & Guided Meditation | Online Wednesday-Mornings | 35
Aloka Earth Room

2024-01-24 Introduction to Nine Bodies Insight Practice, Capacities 1-4 1:35:35
Dana DePalma
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-01-24 Faith Balanced with Wisdom 28:11
JD Doyle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha

2024-01-24 Integrating Metta Practice with Wisdom, Awareness, and Insight Practice 1 63:04
Donald Rothberg
We often hear that the heart of the teachings and practice is to connect wisdom and compassion, clear seeing and the kind heart, developing what Jack Kornfield calls the "wise heart." Yet such a connection or integration can be challenging in several ways. First of all, we have major conditioning in modern Western culture to separate the "mind" and the "heart" (or emotions), as well as the body. Also we find tendencies in the Theravada tradition to see Metta practice as separate from Insight practice, as in the way that Buddhaghosa in the influential text, the Visuddhimagga, lists Metta practice as a form of Concentration practice, and in some of the ways that Metta is taught as a complement to insight practice in the West. In this talk, we begin to explore what it might look like to integrate more fully Metta and wisdom, mindfulness, and insight, both in formal practice and daily life. The talk is followed by discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-01-24 Metta and Mindfulness: Guided Practice 38:47
Donald Rothberg
We begin with the basic instruction in metta (lovingkindness) practice, using the silent repetition of phrases. Then we move to a period of mindfulness practice, followed by metta practice, where the metta is most accessible, followed by an invitation to return to mindfulness practice, integrated with the energy and intentions of metta practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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