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2020-09-17 Buddhist Practice and Nonviolent Action: Transforming Inner and Outer Reactivity, Cultivating Love in Action 45:21
  Donald Rothberg
We explore the deep resonance between Buddhist practice and nonviolent action (in the tradition of Mohandas Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, Cesar Chavez, and others). We first examine the core of Buddhist practice as expressed in the Buddha's statement: "I teach dukkha and the end of dukkha; we explicate dukkha as "reactivity." We then show how the nonviolence of Dr. King follows the same core understanding of developing non-reactive and nonviolent responses--for him especially to the institutionalized reactivity of greed and hatred. We identify six basic themes of such nonviolent action, which, in the words of John Lewis, is ultimately "love in action."
Insight Meditation Tucson

2020-09-16 Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 6: Wise Speech 3: Practicing with Difficult Speech Situations 68:21
  Donald Rothberg
After reviewing three foundations of Wise Speech--the four ethical guidelines for skillful speech, presence and mindfulness during speech, and the practice of empathy--we explore, on the basis of these foundations, how to be skillful during difficult or challenging situations of speech and communication, whether involving two individuals, a group, or a larger society. We identify eight perspectives, practices, and capacities that support skillful speech during such difficult situations.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-09-13 Transcending Distractions 60:11
  Nathan Glyde
Invitations to relaxation, energy perceptions, anattā, surrender, and devotion as ways of relating to thoughts and other phenomena that appear as distractions to our steady relaxed attention.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - Sept 2020

2020-09-11 Dharma and Recovery 1:23:24
  Kevin Griffin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2020-09-11 התמיכות לויריה - חלק 2 61:05
  Zohar Lavie
Sangha Seva קבוצת ישיבה אונליין בתובנה

2020-09-10 meditation: exploring dukkha 24:44
  Jill Shepherd
Bringing awareness to any dukkha present in the moment, noticing any reactions of clinging or resistance, and using wisdom, compassion and equanimity to help that clinging release
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-09-10 talk: impermanence and dukkha 30:33
  Jill Shepherd
Continuing to explore the three universal characteristics, looking at the relationship between impermanence and unsatisfactoriness, dukkha, and how wisdom and compassion can help release clinging / resistance to dukkha
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-09-09 Meditation: Meeting Life with a Spacious Heart 22:00
  Tara Brach
Especially when we’re stressed, we need pathways to an allowing, kind presence. This meditation guides us to relax and open through our bodies, and then meet changing waves of experience with a sea of awareness that is intrinsically allowing and tender.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-09-07 Finding Freedom from Becoming 27:19
  Brian Lesage
This talk offers one way of beginning to understand the dynamic of becoming through a few examples and an initial way of practicing with it.
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community FIMC Monday Night Talks

2020-09-07 Manifesting Metta in All Directions 27:19
  Venerable Dhammadipa
A guided meditation offered as part of the Sunday evening program of Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group (SBMG)
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2020-09-07 The Immeasurable Mind of Metta 56:54
  Venerable Dhammadipa
A talk given as part of the Sunday program at Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group (SBMG)
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2020-09-06 Practicing Dukkha and the End of Dukkha in a Time of Crisis 67:21
  Donald Rothberg
The Buddha said, “I have taught dukkha [usually translated as “suffering”] and the end of dukkha.” This teaching is the heart of our practice, yet it is often misunderstood or even confusing to people, primarily because there are at least four different understandings of dukkha in the teachings. We’ll explore the nature of the teaching, emphasizing particularly the interpretation of dukkha as "reactivity" (particularly linked to the teaching of the Two Arrows or Two Darts), which comes in two forms--grasping or greed, and compulsive pushing away or aversion. We'll point to how we might practice with the teaching at this time of crisis--in our formal practice, in our practice in daily life, and in our work, service, and/or activism.
White Heron Sangha

2020-09-06 Q&A – Desire, Hatred, Deathless and Boundaries 44:45
  Ajahn Sucitto
How to manage inconvenient feelings of attraction; reacting impulsively towards sexual desire and hatred; working with boredom and drowsiness; how does one turn towards the deathless; is nibbana “a ground of being”; what does the use of “internal and external” mean?
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-09-06 Guided Meditation – Arrive at the Basis 10:57
  Ajahn Sucitto
Citta has its own basic clarity and sanity. Practice to establish citta on its own ground, where there is no suffering. This is the upright citta, the foundation for all the virtues leading to awakening.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-09-05 Mettā Can Go Everywhere To Everything 56:03
  Nathan Glyde
A meditation and reflection about metta and emptiness
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - Sept 2020

2020-09-05 התמיכות לויריה - חלק 1 60:46
  Zohar Lavie
Sangha Seva קבוצת ישיבה אונליין בתובנה

2020-09-03 talk: insight into impermanence 37:46
  Jill Shepherd
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight

2020-09-02 Meditation: Relaxing Back into Awareness 21:28
  Tara Brach
When we are in our daily trance, we are often leaning forward, on our way somewhere else. In this meditation we are guided to relax back into the awareness that is always, already here. We explore relaxing back through a body scan, and then with all our senses wide open. With practice we increasingly find our pathway home by relaxing the clench of doings, and resting in what is.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-09-02 Transforming Your Relationship with Anxiety 1:19:29
  Tara Brach
Strong anxiety frequently triggers fight-flight-freeze, our survival brain’s strategy for dealing with threats. This can become a trance that dominates our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and deepest experience of who we are. This talk explores how we get caught in this reactive trance, and ways of calming anxiety and radically shifting our way of relating to the experience of threat. The gift is discovering an inner freedom in the midst of life, and the capacity to respond to what arises with love-in-action.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-08-31 talk: Right Livelihood 36:43
  Jill Shepherd
Expanding the traditional understanding of Right Livelihood to include all aspects of how we live, including what we produce and what we consume
Sydney Insight Meditators

2020-08-31 The Empowering Quality of Karma 34:00
  Brian Lesage
This talk shares how the teaching on karma can be empowering to our lives. It also clarifies some misconceptions about karma.
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community FIMC Monday Night Talks

2020-08-31 The Five Daily Reflections 68:20
  Nikki Mirghafori
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2020-08-30 Citta as Embodied 42:10
  Ajahn Sucitto
The untrained citta runs out and becomes fixated by its own constructions, the primary construction being the sense of self. Citta can be trained to contain itself in awareness of body, distancing it from the abstractions of the mind. This is a very peaceful place to be.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-08-30 Guided Meditation – Letting Citta Freely Flow 9:56
  Ajahn Sucitto
Realize that it’s possible to divert one’s normal preoccupations and thought patterns, and come instead into the sense of penetrating to the roots of it all. Collecting energy into this state of being conscious, being aware, lets citta flow freely, unconstricted by our habitual grasping of form.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-08-30 Contemplating Impermanence - Meditation 35:08
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-08-30 Contemplating Impermanence - Talk 39:04
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-08-29 ויריה - אנרגיה, התלהבות ומרץ בתרגול 63:28
  Zohar Lavie
Sangha Seva קבוצת ישיבה אונליין בתובנה

2020-08-27 Keeping Your Heart Open 57:24
  James Baraz
It seems like we're collectively going through an intense initiation in so many ways--the wildfires, the virus, racial injustice, economic collapse and an election fraught with acrimony. The Buddha taught: "Hatred never ceases from hatred. Hatred only ceases from love." How can the teachings support us to skillfully keep our hearts open not only to those suffering but those who, through ignorance, cause suffering as well?
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2020-08-26 37 talk: common afflictive thought-patterns and some ways to help them release 44:33
  Jill Shepherd
Learning how to recognise common afflictive thought patterns such as "lack" mind and comparing mind, and using wisdom and compassion to help them release
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-26 Worrier Pose: Finding Freedom from the Body of Fear 59:27
  Tara Brach
While fear is a natural part of our make up, many of us suffering when the “on” button gets jammed. This talk looks at how our fears generate habitual patterns of physical tension, anxious thinking, emotions and behaviors; and how this constellation prevents us from inhabiting our full wisdom and love. We then explore two interrelated pathways of healing—unconditional presence, and resourcing, or cultivating access to safety and belonging (from the IMCW Fall 2018 7-Day Silent Retreat).
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-08-26 Meditation: Resting in Awake Awareness 18:49
  Tara Brach
This practice opens with a body scan, employing the image and felt sense of a smile to awaken awareness through the body. We then open to all the senses, and rest in the awareness that includes this changing life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-08-26 36 instructions: the clinging aggregates of perception and mental formations 13:16
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring the role that perception and volitional mental formations play in constructing identity, and can easily lead to proliferation when there's no mindfulness
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-26 Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 5: The Foundations of Wise Speech 2: Empathy (continued) and the Buddha's Ethical Guidelines for Skillful Speech 1:11:13
  Donald Rothberg
After a brief review of the previous talks in this series, and a clarification of the different dimensions of our practice, we continue to explore the foundation given last time--empathy practice and the intention to understand and connect with another. We work with two brief exercises which point to ways of practicing empathy. Then we examine the four guidelines for wise or skillful speech given by the Buddha--for our speech and communication to be truthful, helpful, kind and loving (even when saying difficult things), and timely.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-08-25 31 meditation: compassion practice 17:52
  Jill Shepherd
Beginning with compassion for a friend who's suffering, then oneself
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-25 30 instructions: the four brahmavihara and compassion practice 26:44
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of the four brahmavihara, and an introduction to compassion practice
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-24 26 meditation: metta as an inquiry practice 13:47
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring metta as an inquiry practice, noticing the effects on the body, the heart and the mind as kindness is fully received
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-24 25 talk: the two wings of Wisdom and Compassion 40:00
  Jill Shepherd
How insight and the brahmavihara practices of kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity mutually support and reinforce each other; includes an exploration of metta as an inquiry practice
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-24 Appreciative Joy - Mudita 31:22
  Brian Lesage
This talk offers reflections on the practice of Appreciative Joy.
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community FIMC Monday Night Talks

2020-08-24 Monday Night Dharma Talk w/Q&A 1:24:57
  Jack Kornfield
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2020-08-23 Wise And Wholesome Effort 66:05
  Zohar Lavie
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - Aug 2020

2020-08-23 17 talk: mindfulness of the body and impermanence 28:24
  Jill Shepherd
Returning to the First Noble Truth and the five clinging-aggregates, exploring clinging to the body as a source of dukkha and opening to impermanence as an antidote
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-23 Citta as Conjurer and Healer 38:56
  Ajahn Sucitto
We don’t so much experience phenomena, but the citta affected by phenomena. The sense of “I am” keeps us fascinated and hypnotized by the resulting feelings and reactions. The process of purification is to clear citta of defilements and hinderances. Cultivation of samadhi and suffusion of wholesome qualities are means for purification and healing.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-08-22 10 talk: clinging and release 18:47
  Jill Shepherd
An introduction to the Four Noble Truths, framed in terms of clinging and release
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-22 Metta, Mantra, Addiction, Recovery: Three Questions 21:39
  Ayya Medhanandi
We are braver than we know and can endure more than we realize if there is a readiness to renounce and be creative. Learn to refine, adapt, repeat teachings until they are embodied, and deeply listen to all that life offers. Reaching out to others according to our skills and strength, connect and offer guidance if it is welcome. Compassion born of growing wisdom will be our trustworthy compass.
Satipanna Insight Meditation (SIMT) Chapin Mill Retreat

2020-08-21 Friendship and Freedom 33:47
  Ayya Medhanandi
Two overarching supports for gaining the fruits of the Path are mental purity and spiritual friendship. Consummate virtue and prize virtuous friends, the highest being the Blessed One himself. Emulate his conduct and mental practices in everyday life. Gradually transform mundane right view into transcendent right view and do the same for all eight limbs of the Path. And as they ripen, you will enter into the stream of transcendence.
Satipanna Insight Meditation (SIMT) Chapin Mill Retreat

2020-08-21 Empty the Basket 15:10
  Ayya Medhanandi
Let us hone our expertise to witness the charade of gain and loss arising each moment. Seeing the eight worldly winds, impermanent, not giving in when the mind perches in 'self', purify wrong view, empty the basket, and begin here where we are, balanced, the Middle Way.
Satipanna Insight Meditation (SIMT) Chapin Mill Retreat

2020-08-20 A Safe Domain: How the Quail Escaped a Hawk 27:01
  Ayya Medhanandi
The contemplative path of purifying the mind is the most important journey of all - inward. Just as the little quail that tricked a hawk, we no longer fall prey to the 'maras' of the world, safe in our proper ancestral domain of virtue. Therein, the heart of generosity is further refined into qualities of joy, selflessness, compassion and wisdom, thus benefiting ourselves and all beings.
Satipanna Insight Meditation (SIMT) Chapin Mill Retreat

2020-08-19 The Inner Stopping 26:54
  Ayya Medhanandi
Wherever we go the mind does not remain happy - unless we fully awaken. How can we end the restless tides and remain inwardly stable, content within ourselves like the well-hewn wheel that stood still when it stopped rolling and did not fall down? Purifying our bodily acts, speech, and mind in the Buddha's gradual training, we go beyond the eight worldly winds, coming to cessation, to the Deathless.
Satipanna Insight Meditation (SIMT) Chapin Mill Retreat

2020-08-19 Radical Love: Part 2 – Loving Ourselves into Healing 49:16
  Tara Brach
Radical love sees and cherishes the sacred that lives through all beings. In this talk, we’ll look at the barrier to loving the life that is right here—what we call self—and how we can call on the light and warmth of awareness to awaken that love.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-08-19 Understanding the Five Jhanic Factors - Meditation 32:55
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-08-19 Understanding the Five Jhanic Factors - Talk 44:38
  Mark Nunberg
Q&A portion begins at 30m. Community questions were not recorded but Mark's responses were.
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-08-19 Meditation: A Present Heart 22:12
  Tara Brach
This guided practice emphasizes bringing a gentle and kind attention to our bodies, and then including all experience with a receptive presence. We close by identifying a part of our being that is asking for a healing attention, and offering loving presence to ourself and then to others.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-08-19 Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 4: The Foundations of Wise Speech 1: Cultivating Empathy 66:30
  Donald Rothberg
We start with a brief review of the three previous talks on deepening practice during the pandemic (and other crises), including clarifying three broad areas of practice: Formal meditation practice, daily life practice, and work, service, and/or activism as practice. In this session, we explore the foundations of Wise Speech as practice, mentioning three foundations. The first two include (1) the ethical guidelines given by the Buddha regarding skillful speech, and (2) developing presence and mindfulness during speech (including listening). We focus most of the time on the third foundation of cultivating empathic connection with another, clarifying the difference between empathy and compassion, giving some of the findings of studies in neuroscience about empathy, and examining what blocks empathy. We then work with a simple (yet powerful) empathy practice of tuning into (1) emotions, and (2) what matters, and move into a period of discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-08-19 Into the Quiet 21:28
  Ayya Medhanandi
We go forth into the quiet of the heart, distant from the world, to glimpse the Unconditioned. We are alone but we are as if with all beings. There is no 'one' who wakes up, there is just awakening. It is freeing and it's free - but it will cost us absolutely everything. We give up everything but there is nothing to give up. And we gain the understanding of the ancients.
Satipanna Insight Meditation (SIMT) Chapin Mill Retreat

2020-08-18 Chopping and Burning the Tree of Emptiness 24:41
  Ayya Medhanandi
Too busy in the world, all entangled, we yearn to be free. So direct the mind to Nibbana - like a tree that leans to the East. And when it falls, it will fall in that direction. We too will arrive if we aim well. Aim for the far goal but keep attention in the present where we are. Chop wood for a thousand days, but in a single moment, we see into the emptiness of it all. We burn everything and light the mind with the fire of wisdom.
Satipanna Insight Meditation (SIMT) Chapin Mill Retreat

2020-08-17 Being with Discomfort is a Core-Competency on the Path 37:02
  Ayya Santacitta
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery (Berkeley Buddhist Monastery)

2020-08-17 talk: Noble Eightfold Path p2 Right View and Right Intention 41:37
  Jill Shepherd
Looking at the Wisdom factors of the Noble Eightfold Path, exploring Right View in terms of understanding kamma, and Right Intention in terms of renunciation or relinquishment
Sydney Insight Meditators

2020-08-17 Buddhist Studies - The Eightfold Path: The Buddha's Path of Awakening, Week 7 - Meditation 32:18
  Mark Nunberg
Chant followed by guided meditation
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies: The Eightfold Path

2020-08-17 Buddhist Studies - The Eightfold Path: The Buddha's Path of Awakening, Week 7 - Talk 58:02
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies: The Eightfold Path

2020-08-16 Guided Meditation – The Process of Centering 12:28
  Ajahn Sucitto
In meditation we try to establish a clear center from which to look at the various inputs and outputs happening in the mind. This process of centering is done through direct experience of body. The wholeness of body gives rise to a simple, centering effect.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-08-16 Settle Citta through Relationship 39:23
  Ajahn Sucitto
Meditation is a relational experience. There’s the knowing that you’re being affected and how you respond to that. Relate to what arises with dispassion, calm, sensitivity and openness. In this relationship we learn all the skills of wisdom, compassion, clarity and non-clinging. This is nibānna here and now.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2020-08-15 An Attitude Of Kindness & The Inner Critic 57:03
  Zohar Lavie
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - Aug 2020

2020-08-13 Resilience 45:21
  James Baraz
Resilience
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2020-08-13 Foundations for supporting the habit of a daily meditation practice 18:06
  Brian Lesage
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community FIMC Monday Night Talks

2020-08-12 Meditation: Cultivating an Intimate Presence 24:24
  Tara Brach
This guided meditation cultivates a relaxed, gentle presence with whatever expressions of life are arising in the moment. We begin by releasing and opening through the body, and then include all sensations, feelings and sounds in an intimate, allowing presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-08-12 Learning to Respond, Not React 51:06
  Tara Brach
When stressed, we often react with looping fear-thoughts, feelings and behaviors that cause harm to ourselves and/or others. This talk offers three interrelated strategies that can serve us when we’re triggered by stress, and help us find our way back to our natural wisdom, empathy and wholeness of being. By de-conditioning habitual reactivity, we are increasingly able to respond to our life circumstances in ways that serve healing and awakening.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-08-11 Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 6 - Talk 23:26
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Intro To Mindfulness Meditation

2020-08-11 Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 6 - Meditation 58:12
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Intro To Mindfulness Meditation

2020-08-10 02 meditation: contemplating the Four Noble Truths in direct experience 18:48
  Jill Shepherd
A contemplation of each of the Four Noble Truths arising in immediate experience, touching in to the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path as support for releasing dukkha
Sydney Insight Meditators

2020-08-10 Buddhist Studies - The Eightfold Path: The Buddha's Path of Awakening, Week 6 - Meditation 28:22
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies: The Eightfold Path

2020-08-10 Buddhist Studies - The Eightfold Path: The Buddha's Path of Awakening, Week 6 - Talk 36:29
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies: The Eightfold Path

2020-08-10 01 talk: Four Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold Path 40:29
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of the Noble Eightfold Path and its context within the Four Noble Truths
Sydney Insight Meditators

2020-08-09 DT - Showing Up As Liberation - Meditation 33:46
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-08-09 DT - Showing Up as Liberation - Talk 39:51
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-08-08 Closing Talk - Metta and Samadhi into the Whole of our Life and World 33:59
  Nathan Glyde
Sangha Seva Mettā and Samādhi

2020-08-08 Day 3 Instructions - Mettā to All Kinds of Phenomena 60:12
  Zohar Lavie
In Hebrew
Sangha Seva Mettā and Samādhi

2020-08-07 Guided Mettā to Easy, Self, Neutral and All 44:01
  Nathan Glyde
Getting deeply familiar with the felt-sense of wishing well-being and kindness, and allowing ourselves to be deeply touched as we wish particular aspects: clarity of mind; health in body; peacefulness; at-home-ness in our bodies and in the world; contentment; joy; and profound ease and freedom with all things.
Sangha Seva Mettā and Samādhi

2020-08-07 Day 2 Instructions - Inviting In Ease And Well Being 57:35
  Nathan Glyde
Two radical non-habitual approaches: lingering with what is perceived as pleasant, and bringing kindness to what is perceived as unpleasant.
Sangha Seva Mettā and Samādhi

2020-08-06 Keep Out the Hate, Let in the Love 46:19
  James Baraz
How can we prevent succumbing to all the negativity around us--messages of fear, hatred or despair from the media or people in our lives? Can we protect ourselves and process the very real issues facing us while letting ourselves still be nourished by the goodness that's around us?
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2020-08-06 02 meditation: noticing the presence or absence of the awakening factors 19:27
  Jill Shepherd
Short meditation using the checklist of the seven factors of awakening, to notice which ones are present and which absent
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight

2020-08-06 01 talk: an overview of the Fourth Establishment of Mindfulness 36:50
  Jill Shepherd
A brief introduction to Mindfulness of Dhammas, focusing on the five hindrances and the seven awakening factors
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight

2020-08-06 Opportunities for Samadhi and Metta 50:37
  Nathan Glyde
Drawing the hindrances towards samadhi. Exploring how we can find ways to ease greed and aversion by relating to them as energy, rather than as content and story. Based around the insight that all obstacles to practice arise in our ways of relating. And remembering there is always a possibility for another way of relating, leads us towards the liberation of possibilities.
Sangha Seva Mettā and Samādhi

2020-08-06 Guided Mettā to Easy Person, Self and All Beings 44:23
  Zohar Lavie
In Hebrew
Sangha Seva Mettā and Samādhi

2020-08-06 Day 1 Instructions - Wide Body Awareness And Attending With The Breath 62:02
  Zohar Lavie
In Hebrew
Sangha Seva Mettā and Samādhi

2020-08-05 Guided Meditation: Openhearted Presence 21:57
  Tara Brach
This meditation guides us to arouse mindfulness through attention to our senses, and to rest in that wakefulness with a receptive and tender presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-08-05 Radical Love: Part 1 - Reflections that Awaken our Heart 54:31
  Tara Brach
Radical love arises from the purity of our awake awareness, and cuts through the delusion of being separate and not OK. It comes from and brings out our intrinsic goodness. These talks explore the barriers to this embodied, inclusive and active loving, and include reflections that can help us to free our own hearts and bring true healing to our world.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-08-05 Metta and Samadhi 59:33
  Zohar Lavie
In Hebrew: Exploring how metta and samadhi co-create conditions and experiences of non-dukkha. How metta reveals intimacy, and expresses non-demanding. And how samadhi tunes us beyond our habitual capacities, so we can linger in what is deeply okay, and open into liberating well-being.
Sangha Seva Mettā and Samādhi

2020-08-05 Guided Meditation Opening the Metta And Samadhi Retreat 43:20
  Nathan Glyde
Sangha Seva Mettā and Samādhi

2020-08-04 Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 5 - Meditation 57:49
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Intro To Mindfulness Meditation

2020-08-04 Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - Week 5 - Talk 26:27
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Intro To Mindfulness Meditation

2020-08-03 Buddhist Studies - The Eightfold Path: The Buddha's Path of Awakening, Week 5 - Meditation 30:20
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies: The Eightfold Path

2020-08-03 Buddhist Studies - The Eightfold Path: The Buddha's Path of Awakening, Week 5 - Talk 30:20
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies: The Eightfold Path

2020-08-03 The Experience of Meaningfulness 32:41
  Brian Lesage
This talk offers reflections on the importance of Meaningfulness in our Spiritual practice.
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community

2020-08-03 Core Teachings of the Buddha Series-- Orientation to the course and The life of the Buddha 30:52
  Bob Stahl
This course is offered to any student wishing to dive a little deeper into Buddhism’s basic teachings. The 16-week Monday evening class has been divided into 4 units. This talk is under the first unit titled “The Buddha’s Enlightenment and the 4 Noble Truths: Buddha’s life story exploring the first teaching after his enlightenment."
Insight Santa Cruz

2020-08-01 The Body as the Training Ground for Awakening - Talk 48:39
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center The Body as the Training Ground for Awakening - (Online Retreat)

2020-08-01 The Emptiness Of The Five Aggregates 37:27
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2020-07-30 02 meditation: mindfulness of the mind, including emotions 25:23
  Jill Shepherd
Beginning with the body and breath, opening to sounds, then thoughts, then emotions
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight

2020-07-30 01 talk: introduction to practising mindfulness of emotions 23:48
  Jill Shepherd
Continuing with mindfulness of the mind, a short intro about practicing with emotions
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight

2020-07-30 Gratitude, Generosity, And Wellbeing 61:53
  Zohar Lavie
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - July 2020

2020-07-29 Meditation: A Witnessing, Kind Presence 19:54
  Tara Brach
Starting with scanning through the body and awakening the senses, we then rest in presence, with the breath as a home base. The meditation invites an openness to whatever arises, and a gentle kind attention if we encounter physical or emotional pain. We end with a prayer that includes our own being and all beings (from the 2017 archives).
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

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