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2019-06-15 Week 3 Day 8 51:30
Sayadaw U Tejaniya
Sayadaw’s instructions for daily life
Nirodha Insight Meditation in Finland Silent Insight Meditation Retreat

2019-06-05 From the Ordinary Habitual Mind to the Buddha-Mind 7: Transforming Our Ordinary Sense of Self 1 61:05
Donald Rothberg
After situating today’s theme in the context of the nature of the “ordinary habitual mind” and how it is transformed, we look at the fourth parameter of transformation: the nature and sense of self. We start by recognizing the often conceptually confusing nature of this area, and then proposing a primarily practical way to approach the area. We first identify the conditioned sense of self as permanent, independent, and separate, how this sense of self manifests in various ways and why this can be a problem, connected with suffering. , We then briefly suggest how the elements of such a conditioned sense of self are absent in an awakened being and how other positive qualities are present. Finally, while recognizing a number of complexities, including developmental issues, we look at two practical ways to explore and transform the conditioned sense of self: (1) by looking out for and being mindful of when there is a “thick” or “big” sense of self, and (2) finding various ways, in the flow of daily life as well as in formal meditation, to “thin” out the self, developing ways of experiencing with no or much less of a sense of self.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2019-06-01 Week 1 Day 8 36:18
Sayadaw U Tejaniya
Sayadaw’s instructions for daily life
Nirodha Insight Meditation in Finland Silent Insight Meditation Retreat

2019-05-01 From the Ordinary Habitual Mind to the Buddha-Mind 4: Practicing with the Body 2 66:25
Donald Rothberg
We contextualize our conditioning in relationship to the different “parts” of our experience—related to our thinking, emotions, and body—by examining some the social and cultural history of the last few hundred years, in which thinking has been increasingly differentiated from emotions and the body. We then examine further the nature of our ordinary, habitual experience of the body. The main focus is on a number of “body practices,” including mindfulness of the body in both formal meditation and daily life, ways to self-regulate when there is high activation, using the body in investigation of experience, and the body as a key to presence in speech and interaction.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2019-04-22 Taking Emptiness Home 42:30
Ayya Medhanandi
To carry the teachings home means we are committed to treasuring virtuous conduct and speech as well as wholesome states of mind in daily life where conditions are not as perfect for practice. We empty ourselves of self-centerdness to embody more and more the realization of anatta, the Truth that there is no one, no solid being to prop us - what a freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Heart of Wisdom: Monastic Retreat

2019-04-01 Appropriate Samatha-Vipassana 44:11
Nathan Glyde
How to practice in daily life, or whenever there is more going on than on the beneficial fabrication of a silent meditation retreat. Primarily we'll develop vibrant tranquility (samatha) via getting to know body-heart-mind, cultivating gratitude and mettā, and nourishing a spacious breath and body awareness. Once we've established attentional stability via this relaxed diligent attitude we can investigate and inquire into experience (vipassanā). The vipassanā techniques suggested in this meditation are more fully explored in other guided mediations on this retreat, and at
SanghaSeva Dharmalaya Silent Meditation and Sustainable Living Work Retreat 2019

2019-03-28 A Unified Theory of Well-Being 64:14
James Baraz
Though there are many different approaches and styles of practice they all have one common principle that neuroscience corroborates and other spiritual traditions agree on. This talk explores this unifying practice principle and how we can simply and effectively apply it both in formal practice and daily life when we're lost in the prison of our mind.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2019-03-27 The Four Remembrances 50:43
Tara Brach
When we attune to the reality of impermanence and death, we remember what most matters to us. But in daily life we can lose precious swaths of time in a reactive trance, on our way somewhere else, and lost in problem solving, judgment and worry. This talk reflects on four remembrances or practices – Pausing, Yes to life, Turning toward love, and Resting in awareness – that help us awaken from trance and live true to the loving presence that is our essence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-03-01 Dependent Origination leading to awakening in ordinary Daily life 46:06
Bhante Bodhidhamma
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Satipanya Buddhist Retreat

2018-07-31 Practice In Daily Life 51:18
Devon Hase
This talk includes themes of embodiment, trust, generosity, wise speech, and play, along with lots of stories!
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds

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