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2019-12-11 From the Ordinary Habitual Mind to the Buddha-Mind 11: Time 2 63:00
  Donald Rothberg
Follow last week’s initial inquiry into our experience of time, and, for many, a week of practice related to time, we explore (1) further aspects of the nature of the ordinary conditioning related to the experience of time, bringing some of our own findings as well as material from philosophy, physics, and psychology; (2) some further material on how the Buddha and other awakened beings teach about time and the timeless; and (3) several main practices that help us to explore and transform our conditioning related to time, including developing mindfulness in the moment, opening to “flow” states, and exploring impermanence.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2019-12-11 Title: Guided Meditation Exploring Our Experience of Time 39:06
  Donald Rothberg
Guidance generally on mindfulness practice, followed by guidance on several ways to explore time, including being in the present moment, noticing patterns to time, and opening in different ways to the impermanence of experience.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2019-12-09 The Practice of Forgiveness 27:44
  Brian Lesage
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community FIMC Monday Night Talks

2019-12-08 Vulnerability & Transmission 39:50
  Ayya Santacitta
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2019-12-08 Understanding and Supporting the Heart's Release - Meditation 37:36
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2019-12-08 Understanding and Supporting the Heart's Release - Talk 36:05
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2019-12-06 Lovingkindness Guided Meditation 42:57
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Monthly Lovingkindness Practice Group

2019-12-04 Meditation: Cultivating a Gentle, Kind Attention 18:55
  Tara Brach
This meditation calls on the image and felt sense of a smile as we scan through the body, and invites a receptive and caring presence, as we open our attention to the changing flow of life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-12-04 Part 1 - Radical Compassion - Loving Ourselves and Our World Into Healing 55:04
  Tara Brach
Drawn from Tara’s new book, Radical Compassion (2020), these three talks explore how the RAIN practice (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) awakens the active, embodied caring that heals and frees our hearts. Check www.tarabrach.com for more information on Tara’s new book, including pre-order links.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-12-04 Meditation: Surrender into Living Presence 19:50
  Tara Brach
In this guided meditation we begin with a body scan, and rest in awareness with our senses awake. The key practice is to recognize when the mind immerses in virtual reality, reawaken our senses, and surrender again and again into the immediacy, vibrance and mystery of living presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-12-04 From the Ordinary Habitual Mind to the Buddha-Mind 10: Time 68:36
  Donald Rothberg
In this initial inquiry into our experience of time, we explore (1) the nature of the ordinary conditioning related to the experience of time, including how we relate to past, present, and future, how we take time to be objectively “real,” and how we learn as children to use the construction of time; (2) how the Buddha and other sages seem to experience and teach about time, including about the “timeless”; and (3) how to practice to explore and transform our conditioning related to time.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2019-12-03 Cultivating Compassion : Q&A and Dharma Talk 41:10
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2019-12-01 Releasing the Mind as a Natural Process, Part 2 - Meditation 34:12
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2019-12-01 Releasing the Mind as a Natural Process, Part 2 - Talk 59:01
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2019-12-01 Characteristics of Kamma 37:36
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2019-12-01 Releasing the Mind as a Natural Process, Part 1 - Meditation 39:07
  Mark Nunberg
Chant followed by guided meditation
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2019-12-01 Releasing the Mind as a Natural Process, Part 1 - Talk 40:42
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2019-11-30 Mettapraxis im Alltag 54:43
  Yuka Nakamura
Unser Alltagsleben ist nicht nur Ausdruck von Metta, welches wir in der Meditation kultiviert haben, sondern auch ein grosses Praxisfeld. Metta kann im Alltag kultiviert werden in Form von Grosszügigkeit, ethischem Verhalten, freundlicher Kommunikation, aber auch durch die Art, wie wir uns selbst und die Welt betrachten - nämlich mit einem Blick für das, was gut ist und mit der Einsicht in unsere Verbundenheit mit allen Wesen.
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg

2019-11-30 Questions and Answers 67:31
  Joseph Goldstein
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-30 Instruction - Meeting All Phenomena with Kindness And Care 49:37
  Nathan Glyde
Bringing an atmosphere of mettā to all phenomena. Including all the aggregates (khandhas): every vedanā; and all perceptions (saññā); via every sense door of the body (rūpa) in consciousness (viññāṇa). Including the perception of the (saṅkhāra of a) sense of self, and of the sense of mettā.
Sangha Seva Releasing Dukkha

2019-11-29 Mitgefühl, Mitfreude, Gleichmut 59:50
  Yuka Nakamura
Der Vortrag stellt die drei Brahmaviharas neben der liebenden Güte vor: Mitgefühl, Mitfreude und Gleichmut.
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg

2019-11-29 Dharma Practice Within Our Planetary Emergency (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:16
  Thanissara
The journey of dismemberment and the rising of Earth's immune system through us. A message from Mother Nature through Baba Mandaza Kadenwa
Spirit Rock Meditation Center November Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude

2019-11-29 Perception and Volitional Formations 48:14
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring clinging and release with a focus on the clinging-aggregates of perception and volitional formations.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-11-29 Guided Breath Energy Meditation 44:17
  Nathan Glyde
Exploration of the whole body via breath energy 'imagination' a la Ajahn Thanisarro
Sangha Seva Releasing Dukkha

2019-11-29 Instruction - Opening Contraction to Release Dukkha 46:52
  Nathan Glyde
Understanding the dependent origination of dukkha, we work to open the contraction in the body or energy field of awareness that co-arises with dukkha. Taṇhā and Dukkha co-arise — Dukkha appears as Contraction.
Sangha Seva Releasing Dukkha

2019-11-28 Dukkha and Release 64:03
  Nathan Glyde
Exploring the middle way between extremes via the wisdom teachings of the dependent origination of tanha and dukkha. At one place I couldn't remember the name of Shinzan Palmo (apologies).
Sangha Seva Releasing Dukkha

2019-11-28 Angulimala's Journey 61:42
  Andrea Fella
The Story of a mass murders transformation
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-28 Metta und die Transformation des Geistes 57:42
  Yuka Nakamura
Metta - Freundlichkeit ist eine der wichtigsten Qualitäten, die wir entwickeln wollen. Wie können wir mit den Hindernissen umgehen, die während der Praxis auftauchen?
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg

2019-11-28 Dissolving the Colonial Mind in the Heart Sutra 32:29
  Thanissara
Standing Rock: Seven Lakota Values for Living
Spirit Rock Meditation Center November Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude

2019-11-28 Thanksgiving Day Reflection 17:32
  Rebecca Bradshaw
The tradition - the colonization - ancestral conditioning - gratitude - and generosity.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-27 This is Peaceful (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:33
  Kittisaro
Reflections on Nibbana
Spirit Rock Meditation Center November Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude

2019-11-27 Meditation: Being Here 21:55
  Tara Brach
This guided meditation is an invitation to rest in Hereness—the immediacy and aliveness of full presence. We arrive and quiet with a conscious long deep breath, relax our bodies, awaken our senses, and then bring our attention to relaxing with our moment-to-moment experience. The poem ends with a beautiful poem called “Interlude” by poet Danna Faulds.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-11-27 Thanksgiving Reflections 33:12
  George Mumford
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2019-11-27 Gratitude: Entering Sacred Relationships 52:28
  Tara Brach
Gratitude arises when we are in sacred relationship with life—present, open and receptive. This talk explores how central gratitude is to our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and then looks at the ways we can directly gladden our minds with gratitude. We end with a guided meditation that includes sharings from the group, and a poem of blessing by John O’Donohue with a brief cut from Robert Gass – Om Namaha Shivaya.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-11-27 Cultivating Generosity and Gratitude 63:40
  Donald Rothberg
A day before Thanksgiving, we explore the central importance of cultivating generosity (dāna) and gratitude (kataññutā), and their interrelationship. The Buddha teaches (AN 2.11): "These two people are hard to find in the world. Which two? The one who is first to do a kindness, and the one who is grateful and thankful for a kindness done.” We look at a number of ways to practice to cultivate generosity and gratitude, and some of the nuances and complexities of such practices, including the importance of gratitude as a practice in difficult circumstances. Ultimately, these two practices teach us to rest more and more with a sense of interdependence and what Thich Nhat Hanh calls “interbeing.”
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2019-11-27 Understand, Release, Realize, and Cultivate (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 34:42
  Kittisaro
4 Noble Truths, Anatta
Spirit Rock Meditation Center November Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude

2019-11-27 Cultivating Generosity and Gratitude 66:24
  Donald Rothberg
A day before Thanksgiving, we explore the central importance of cultivating generosity (dāna) and gratitude (kataññutā), and their interrelationship. The Buddha teaches (AN 2.11): "These two people are hard to find in the world. Which two? The one who is first to do a kindness, and the one who is grateful and thankful for a kindness done.” We look at a number of ways to practice to cultivate generosity and gratitude, and some of the nuances and complexities of such practices, including the importance of gratitude as a practice in difficult circumstances. Ultimately, these two practices teach us to rest more and more with a sense of interdependence and what Thich Nhat Hanh calls “interbeing.”
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2019-11-26 Wisdom In Action 63:21
  Winnie Nazarko
This talk discusses how to practice mindfulness externally as a participant in the world. Buddhist principles for social engagement are reviewed
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-26 Q&A 65:45
  Joseph Goldstein
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-11-26 From Suffering to Compassion(Retreat at Spirit Rock) 32:34
  Thanissara
Investigation of dhammas
Spirit Rock Meditation Center November Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude

2019-11-25 Reflections On Karma 53:06
  Greg Scharf
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-24 The Happiness of the Buddha (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:10:22
  Kittisaro
Turning point in the Buddha's life. Reflections on mindfulness of breathing. Supports of samadhi. The great return, discovering the treasures of the heart.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center November Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude

2019-11-24 Letting go From Fear To Peace 1:16:56
  Beth Sternlieb
What is there when we let go of clinging to a limited view of self... When we let go of greed, ill will, and delusion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-24 Finding a Calm Place 26:25
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2019-11-24 Experiencing Joyful Interest with Breathing - Meditation 38:51
  Mark Nunberg
Meditation with Chanting
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2019-11-24 Experiencing Joyful Interest with Breathing - Talk 33:28
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2019-11-23 Samatha Meditation: A Training for Focusing Mind (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:56
  Thanissara
Spirit Rock Meditation Center November Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude

2019-11-23 Gratitude is not Politeness 19:05
  Ayya Santacitta
San Francisco Insight (SFI)
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2019-11-23 More Than Metta 36:48
  Molly Swan
Metta Retreat
True North Insight Awakening the Heart

2019-11-23 Understanding Skillful and Unskillful Identities 43:15
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2019-11-22 Delusion: The Root Of Suffering 61:29
  Rebecca Bradshaw
What it is, how it manifests, and how to transform it.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-22 Liberation of Heart-Mind by Metta 42:46
  Norman Feldman
Metta retreat
True North Insight Awakening the Heart

2019-11-22 Wisdom and Vedana / Feeling-tone 49:00
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring clinging and release with a focus on vedana: knowing worldly and unworldly pleasant, unpleasant and neutral feeling-tones, and understanding why the Buddha placed so much importance on the experience of unworldly feeling-tone as a support for the deepening of dharma practice
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-11-22 Mudita - Appreciative Joy 59:30
  Jaya Rudgard
Reflections and guided meditation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-22 Morning Q&A 14:13
  Rebecca Bradshaw
How do we hold identity in Buddhism?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-21 Disenchantment and Dispassion 59:06
  Andrea Fella
Exploring terrain of practice as the mind meets impermanent, unreliable experience.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-21 Metta as Protection 44:05
  Molly Swan
Metta retreat
True North Insight Awakening the Heart

2019-11-21 Morning Instructions 11:02
  Beth Sternlieb
Balancing effort - relaxation and arousing energies.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-20 The Perception Of Not-self 52:58
  Jaya Rudgard
Anatta: perceiving emptiness in the 5 khandhas, exercising wise attention
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-20 Listening to the Song - Part 2 52:47
  Tara Brach
Listening is our gateway to intimacy with our inner life, each other, our earth and spirit. These two talks look at the ways that listening gets blocked and the teachings and practices that help us cultivate the gift of a deep and healing listening presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-11-20 Meditation: Coming Home to Natural Presence 20:56
  Tara Brach
This meditation awakens our senses through a body scan and listening to sound, and then invites us to rest in the presence that spontaneously knows the changing stream of experience. Relaxing back and letting everything be just as it is, reveals the natural presence that is our true home.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-11-20 Seeing Reality 32:48
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2019-11-19 Samadhi - Concentration 54:22
  Winnie Nazarko
This talk discusses the role of concentration in meditation, and how to skillfully cultivate it
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-19 Guided Metta meditation 51:36
  Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-11-18 Javana Hamsa - The Swift Swan 56:13
  Greg Scharf
This talk uses an interpretation of a Jataka Story as an introduction to the reflection on opening to impermanence on the path of awakening.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-18 Monday Night Dharma Talk 69:42
  Amma Thanasanti
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2019-11-18 Day 6: Conventional and Liberating Truths (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:26
  Brian Lesage
This talk explores the two truths doctrine of Nagarjuna in a way that makes it relevant for our lives and our practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center APP2 Retreat #2: Emptiness

2019-11-17 Complete Balance ~ Complete Contact 38:51
  Ayya Santacitta
San Francisco Dharma Collective
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2019-11-17 Seven Factors Of Awakening 45:39
  Beth Sternlieb
The moonlight of awakening shinning through as we let go of clinging
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-17 Walking the Path of Dhamma 34:06
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2019-11-17 Mark Sunday AM Mindfulness Breathing 30:21
  Mark Nunberg
Weekly Sunday AM guided meditation
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2019-11-17 Mark Sunday AM Mindfulness Breathing Q and A 33:06
  Mark Nunberg
Weekly Sunday Morning Q & A only
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2019-11-16 Who are we? Exploring Our 'Selves' and Identities 5:46:00
  Howard Cohn
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2019-11-15 Wisdom and the Body - Part Two 49:22
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring clinging and release with a focus on the body, using three practices from the Satipatthana Sutta as support for developing a wiser relationship to the body: contemplating the body in terms of its anatomical parts; its elemental qualities; and as a corpse in decay
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-11-15 Compassion For The Neutral Person 54:37
  Beth Sternlieb
When we practice with the people we do not know we broaden our awareness and open our hearts
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-15 Morning Q&A 14:12
  Andrea Fella
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-15 Day 3: Selfing & Freedom from Selfing (Retreat at Spirit Rock): Afternoon Session 55:40
  Susie Harrington
The activity of selfing is dukkha. Freedom from selfing is onward leading towards liberation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center APP2 Retreat #2: Emptiness

2019-11-14 Day 2 Emptiness and Dependent Origination (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:45
  Brian Lesage
This talk connects the teachings on dependent origination and emptiness. It then connects them to our lives and our practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center APP2 Retreat #2: Emptiness

2019-11-14 Neither Tarring Nor Hurrying 51:03
  Andrea Fella
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-14 Day 2 Afternoon Session 62:07
  Gil Fronsdal
Repeated Question Experience on Inconstancy
Spirit Rock Meditation Center APP2 Retreat #2: Emptiness

2019-11-14 Morning Reflection 11:28
  Jaya Rudgard
Wanting and not wanting on retreat - taking a break from the written word.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-13 Doors To The Deathless 43:52
  Jaya Rudgard
The door of non-clinging is always open. Readings from verses on the Faith Mind and Tilopa's "Song Of The Maharudra"
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-13 Ecodharma 57:47
  David Loy
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2019-11-13 Listening to the Song - Part 1 52:39
  Tara Brach
Listening is our gateway to intimacy with our inner life, each other, our earth and spirit. These two talks look at the ways that listening gets blocked and the teachings and practices that help us cultivate the gift of a deep and healing listening presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-11-13 Meditation - The Silence that is Listening 21:05
  Tara Brach
Listening to sound is opens up to the space of pure being. In this guided practice we begin by awakening through the body, and then explore listening to sounds and silence, and to inhabiting the receptive presence that is listening, awareness itself.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-11-13 Metta for Our Times ~ Hopefree & Engaged 57:53
  Ayya Santacitta
Guided Meditation III
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2019-11-12 Sila 44:40
  Winnie Nazarko
The 8 fold path emphasis moral restraint. This talk discusses the hows and whys of this set of practices.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-12 Patience 44:59
  Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-11-11 Monday Night Dharma Talk 1:54:28
  Mark Coleman
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2019-11-11 Morning Reflections On Not-Self 17:14
  Andrea Fella
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-11 Metta for Our Times ~ Hopefree & Engaged 53:12
  Ayya Santacitta
Guided Meditation II
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2019-11-10 Reflections On The Four Noble Truths/ Eightfold path 47:11
  Beth Sternlieb
Training the mind. Causes for happiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-10 Steps to Calming the Mind - Meditation 38:44
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2019-11-10 Steps to Calming the Mind - Talk 47:05
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2019-11-10 The Quality of Saddha 19:40
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2019-11-10 Nothing There: Beyond the Prison of 'Self' 29:14
  Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni
The Fourth Insight known as udayabbaya ñāņa arises bestowing six qualities of upekkha as well as intimate knowledge of anicca through seeing the arising and disappearance of all conditioned things - most importantly, the emptiness of 'self'.
Sati Saraniya Hermitage

2019-11-10 The Doorway Of The Present Moment. 12:57
  Jaya Rudgard
Morning reflection on awareness as the escape from the attention traps of past and future.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2019-11-10 Coming Home to Wisdom - Women's Day Retreat 6:17:44
  Kate Munding
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2019-11-10 Metta for Our Times ~ Hopefree & Engaged 29:24
  Ayya Santacitta
Guided Meditation I
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2019-11-09 Achtfache Pfad 40:38
  Renate Seifarth
Der achtfache Pfad ist zweierlei: eine Anleitung wie wir uns weiter entwickeln inmitten unseres alltäglichen Lebens und eine Illustration wie wir uns neu ausrichten in Einklang mit unseren Erkenntnissen in der Meditation.
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