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2020-04-03 Refuges and Precepts 54:05
  Caroline Jones
(five minutes of silence initially)
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-02 Equanimity as a resource in challenging times 13:56
  Jill Shepherd
A short talk on cultivating equanimity: steadiness and balance, as a resource for ourselves and a benefit for others
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-04-02 Approaching the practice, meeting the truth 45:22
  Oren Jay Sofer
The opening talk for the month of April explores themes of how our practice can be a resource during the pandemic, as well as key suggestions for orienting to practice while living or working at home.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-02 Opening Meditation: A Fox in the Woods 14:06
  Oren Jay Sofer
Short guided meditation on connecting with and being interested in an anchor.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-01 Sheltering In Love (Part 2) 41:59
  Tara Brach
During this time of pandemic, we need, more than ever, to feel our connectedness—true belonging with our own being, each other and all life. These talks explore the bodhisattva path – practices of an awakening being dedicated to living from love. The invitation is to let this season of close-in and global suffering deepen our collective commitment to creating a more compassionate world.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-04-01 Meditation: Meeting Fear with a Healing Breath 22:58
  Tara Brach
This meditation guides us through a relaxing body scan and then explores how we can allow the breath to calm our body and bring peace to our heart.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-04-01 Practicing during the Pandemic: Perspectives, Practices, and Suggestions 2 21:26
  Donald Rothberg
Questions and responses, as well as suggestions and shared insights from the group.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-04-01 Practicing during the Pandemic: Perspectives, Practices, and Suggestions 1 33:17
  Donald Rothberg
A talk giving a number of ways to approach this time of "sheltering-in-place" in terms of perspectives, intentions, core practices, and skillful actions, seeing the crisis as a great opportunity as well as a challenge.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-03-28 guided meditation for beginners 17:16
  Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation beginning with a body scan, inviting any tension held in various parts of the body to release, then a few minutes of mindfulness of breathing Suitable for complete beginners
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-03-28 beginning meditation instructions 6:35
  Jill Shepherd
A very short introduction to mindfulness meditation suitable for complete beginners
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-03-26 Short talk: some responses to the coronavirus/karuna-virus situation 15:37
  Jill Shepherd
A few reflections on the coronavirus situation, and the possibility of cultivating karuna/compassion as a resource for ourselves and others
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-03-26 Guided meditation: orienting to compassion 26:18
  Jill Shepherd
A guided meditation orienting to compassion, in response to coronavirus
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-03-25 Meditation: Touching Peace 22:51
  Tara Brach
This guided meditation offers a pathway to quieting our mind and calming anxiety. We begin with long deep breathing, and with the breath, engage the image of a smile and relax through the body. Then we practice resting in relaxed awareness, allowing waves of thoughts, feelings and sensations to come and go. The meditation ends with a beautiful verse from poet Philip Booth.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-03-25 Sheltering In Love (Part 1) 45:58
  Tara Brach
During this time of pandemic, we need, more than ever, to feel our connectedness—true belonging with our own being, each other and all life. These talks explore the bodhisattva path – practices of an awakening being dedicated to living from love. The invitation is to let this season of close-in and global suffering deepen our collective commitment to creating a more compassionate world.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-03-19 A Powerful Lens to Meet a Pandemic 39:40
  Nathan Glyde
There is always a way of looking or way of relating to life operating when we are perceiving. When we understand that we can adjust this, we find a profound level of freedom. What is the most freeing lens to bring to how we look at this pandemic? And what does that mean (as a transferable skill) when we bring freeing ways of looking to the totality of our experience?
Sangha Seva A Response to Coronavirus

2020-03-19 Dharma as a Refuge in the time of Coronavirus 39:20
  Zohar Lavie
How can teachings and our practice be a refuge and a response when we meet the reality of a global pandemic? This talk reflects on the wisdom of ancient traditions, and how it has had relevant applications through time, right up to this present moment.
Sangha Seva A Response to Coronavirus

2020-03-18 Guided Meditation for Times of Pandemic: “Calling on Your Awakened Heart” 23:43
  Tara Brach
In the midst of difficulty we need access to our deepest wisdom and love. This guided meditation calls forth this loving presence by opening to the heart and spirit of whatever being in our life we most experience as calm, wise and compassionate.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-03-18 Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart 59:14
  Tara Brach
While it’s natural to feel fear during times of great collective crisis, our challenge is that fear easily takes over our lives. This talk explores how the mindfulness and compassion of the RAIN meditation can help us find an inner refuge in the face of fear, and deepen our loving connection with each other.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-03-16 Buddhist Studies: Cultivating Wholesome Relationships, Week 2 - Meditation 30:23
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Cultivating Wholesome Relationships

2020-03-16 Buddhist Studies: Cultivating Wholesome Relationships, Week 2 - Talk 57:54
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Cultivating Wholesome Relationships

2020-03-16 Well-being in the time of Coronavirus - COVID-19 35:24
  Nathan Glyde
A guided meditation offering mettā (well-wishing) towards those working the frontlines of health care and social care, those whose bodies are affected by the virus or disease themselves, and those taking precautions (like being in isolation). Opening our hearts and minds to all those affected, and beyond to all beings everywhere, can help reduce our stress and allow us to be more available to support. Includes a brief introduction: skip first 3 mins to get to the beginning of guided meditation. May all beings be cared for and well in heart-mind and body.
Sangha Seva A Response to Coronavirus

2020-03-14 Coronavirus and the support of the Dharma - Part 2 30:05
  Zohar Lavie
A guided meditation to nourish and support us through humanity’s journey through the coronavirus pandemic.
Sangha Seva A Response to Coronavirus

2020-03-14 Coronavirus and the support of the Dharma - Part 1 31:38
  Zohar Lavie
We are living through an unusual period. As coronavirus spreads, much of what we take for granted is being shaken. There is uncertainty and fear around us, and also within us. How can Dharma teachings and practices support us? How can we deepen understanding and compassion in the midst of it all? This talk offers reflections on possibilities that are available to us, including practices that we can engage with, lean into, and cultivate.
Sangha Seva A Response to Coronavirus

2020-03-14 Open Choiceless Awareness - Sky Mind 61:24
  Jean Esther
A review of one-pointed awareness opening to the vast expanse of boundless awareness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom Here & Now: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-03-13 Thoughts 60:47
  Chas DiCapua
How to meditate with thoughts and how to have the rightrelationship to thoughts.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom Here & Now: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-03-13 Embodied Awakening - Talk 59:28
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-03-13 Embodied Awakening - Meditation 33:59
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-03-13 Mindfulness Of Feelings and Emotions 65:20
  Jean Esther
A brief description of how we can meet all emotions, pleasant and unpleasant with wisdom and compassion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom Here & Now: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-03-13 Brahma Vihara Practice - Equanimity (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 40:16
  Andrea Fella
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-12 The Five Hindrances 59:22
  Chas DiCapua
How to cultivate a correct view of the hindrances and how to include them in our practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom Here & Now: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-03-12 Brahma Viharas - Compassion (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:17
  DaRa Williams
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-12 Metta Meditation (for easy person and self) 54:31
  Jean Esther
Introduction to the Brahma Viharas and the practice of goodwill.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom Here & Now: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-03-12 Day 12 Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 38:13
  Eugene Cash
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-11 Concentration, One Pointedness, and Renunciation 46:27
  Jean Esther
Exploring renunciation as a practice in support of developing stability of mind through one-pointed attention - when you let go of everything, everything belongs to you.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom Here & Now: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-03-11 Letting Go - Release - Freedom (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:35
  Eugene Cash
Satipatthana - Four Foundations of Mindfulness offers us specific meditation practices with the body, breath, in four postures, in all activities, with the elements, with death, vedana, the heart/mind and the dharmas including hindrances and the seven factors of awakenings. Each of these practices includes a through line: One abides independent, not clinging to anything in the world. The not clinging to body, heart, mind or any experience is both the foundation of the Buddha's teaching and the doorway to freedom. It's the experience of coming into alignment with ' he way things are.'
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-11 Guided Heart Meditation: Loving Kindness – Befriending our Lives 27:21
  Tara Brach
This heart meditation guides us in how to cultivate a deep quality of friendliness in relating to our inner life and each other. The gift of this practice is a direct sense of belonging – knowing that we can never be alone (retreat meditation).
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-03-11 Desire and Addiction (Part 2 of 3): Voices of Longing Calling You Home 41:30
  Tara Brach
As part of the collective response to the Coronavirus—taking care of each other—Tara has cancelled her live class and recorded this from her home. Desire is intrinsic to all living forms – the urge to exist and flourish. It turns to suffering when, due to unmet needs, it contracts, intensifies and separates us from our full aliveness and awareness. These two talks guide us in awakening from this trance, and discovering how within desire is the longing that can carry us to true belonging.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-03-11 Meditating With Physical Discomfort 31:38
  Chas DiCapua
Establishing a correct attitude towards physical discomfort, and meditation techniques for including it in one's practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom Here & Now: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-03-10 Dharma Talk (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:49
  DaRa Williams
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-10 Admettre l’impuissance, Montréal 59:02
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-03-10 Day 9 Brahma Vihara Practice- Compassion (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:19
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-09 Feeling Tone (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:36
  Andrea Fella
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-09 Buddhist Studies Course: Cultivating Wholesome Relationships - Week 1 1:21:55
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course: Cultivating Wholesome Relationships

2020-03-09 Day 9 Brahma Vihara Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:29
  Eugene Cash
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-09 Addressing Coronavirus with a Dharma View- Monday Night Dharma Talk 51:05
  Matthew Brensilver
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2020-03-09 Day 9 Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:21
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-08 Wise Livelihood - Meditation 34:08
  Mark Nunberg
Chant followed by guided meditation
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-03-08 Wise Livelihood - Talk 41:25
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-03-07 Choiceless Awareness 59:38
  Chas DiCapua
How to practice with undirected attention and the art of going back and forth between using an anchor and not using one.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Seven Factors of Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-03-07 Compassion: The Courage to Turn Towards Suffering - While Turning Towards Wisdom and Freedom (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:31
  Noliwe Alexander
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-07 What does Freedom Look Like? - Freedom from Anxiety, Trusting Uncertainty and Change: Living the Practice Workshop, Part 5 62:42
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Freedom from Anxiety, Trusting Uncertainty and Change: Living the Practice Workshop

2020-03-07 Freedom from Anxiety, Trusting Uncertainty and Change: Living the Practice Workshop, Part 1 50:16
  Mark Nunberg
Short guided meditation followed by Dharma Talk, small group discussions, and large group share back.
Common Ground Meditation Center Freedom from Anxiety, Trusting Uncertainty and Change: Living the Practice Workshop

2020-03-07 Day 8 - Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:29
  Phillip Moffitt
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-07 Feeling Tone (Vedanā) 44:28
  Chas DiCapua
How to practice with feeling tone and why it is important
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Seven Factors of Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-03-07 Day 7 Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:18
  DaRa Williams
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-06 The Theory and Practice of the 4 Elements (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:22
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-06 Meditating With Thoughts 60:54
  Chas DiCapua
How to include thoughts in meditation practice and explore their nature.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Seven Factors of Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-03-06 Day 7 Brahma Vihara Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 64:51
  Winnie Nazarko
Metta for difficult person
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-06 Day 6 Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:32
  Eugene Cash
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-05 Skillful Letting Go Practice for Intense Times 49:08
  James Baraz
In times of uncertainty and tension--whether a potential global pandemic, the climate crisis, high stakes election--it's easy for apprehension to become anxiety as we constantly are worried about what's to come. This talk explores how skillful letting go practices can help us maintain our centeredness while still being engaged.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2020-03-05 Part 1: The Four Noble Truths - As the Twelve Insights (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:12
  Phillip Moffitt
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-05 Guided Meditation: Four Elements Meditation 40:10
  Susie Harrington
A guided Elements Meditation with 8 minute intro to finding balance and accessing ease through earth connection. Second morning of retreat 3 in 15 month program. (Program Sponsored by the Sati Center)
Sky Mind Retreats Buddhist Eco-Chaplaincy Retreat 3

2020-03-05 Whole Body Breathing 50:46
  Chas DiCapua
How to feel the breath throughout the whole body, with a relaxed open awareness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Seven Factors of Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-03-05 Day 5 Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:17
  Phillip Moffitt
With Refuges and Precepts
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-05 Day 5 Brama Vihara Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:05
  Andrea Fella
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-04 Meditation: The Blessings of Yes 20:12
  Tara Brach
When our hearts open to the life that is here, just as it is, we discover vast loving presence. This meditation engages the smile as we scan through and awaken to our body and senses. Then we practice meeting the changing flow of life with a full allowing, wakeful and open awareness. We close with a verse from e.e. cummings. “What happens when the heart says “Yes” to this moment? And what happens when that “Yes” goes even deeper?”
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-03-04 Desire and Addiction (Part 1 of 3): Voices of Longing Calling You Home 48:18
  Tara Brach
Desire is intrinsic to all living forms – the urge to exist and flourish. It turns to suffering when, due to unmet needs, it contracts, intensifies and separates us from our full aliveness and awareness. These two talks guide us in awakening from this trance, and discovering how within desire is the longing that can carry us to true belonging.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-03-04 From the Ordinary Habitual Mind to the Buddha Mind 16: Working with Our Psychological Conditioning 3 62:28
  Donald Rothberg
We begin by pointing to how combining traditional Buddhist training with transforming psychological and social conditioning and unresolved material suggests the contours of a contemporary path of awakening. We then identify some of the main areas of the contemporary “shadow,” of unconscious, unresolved conditioning and developmental wounds, such as anger, fear, death, shame, conflict, trauma, grief, sexuality, and so on. We then give a “map” of four stages in the transformation of the shadow (particularly in a meditative context), starting with finding ways to access the shadow, then learning to be with and explore the shadow, then transforming the shadow, and then integrating the shadow work with daily life.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-03-04 Chant - Belgique 1:58
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-03-04 Using The Body As Anchor (with Matthew Hepburn) 63:02
  Chas DiCapua
How to use different parts of the body and different apertures of awareness to anchor and the attention to the present moment.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Seven Factors of Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-03-04 Day 4 Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:39
  Andrea Fella
Relax, Receive, Allow
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-03 Méditation guidée : 4 qualités du coeur - Belgique 30:25
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-03-03 Embodied Awareness: Postures and All Activities (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:18
  Eugene Cash
We explored how to practice with an embodied awareness 24/7. Practice using a full awareness that allows us to be mindful through the knowing our body experientially veiled of thoughts, ideas and commentary. This direct knowing is proprioceptive, kinesthetic, often referred to as felt sense knowing.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-03 Enseignement : Les trois caracteristiques - Belgique 64:31
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-03-03 Day 3 Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:15
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-03 Day 3 Brahma Vihara Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:33
  Noliwe Alexander
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-02 Méditation guidée : Metta, je te libère - Belgique 25:02
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-03-02 Cultivation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:54
  Winnie Nazarko
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-02 Buddhist Studies - Anatta: The Impersonal Nature of Experience - Week 8 64:12
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - Anatta: The Impersonal Nature of Experience

2020-03-02 Enseignement : Face aux émotions difficiles - Belgique 67:00
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-03-02 Day 2 Brahma Vihara Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:16
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Metta
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-02 Monday Night Dharma Talk - Jack Kornfield and Paul Hawken 1:10:58
  Jack Kornfield
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2020-03-02 Closing Talk 36:50
  Nathan Glyde
This recording also includes Laura Bridgman
Gaia House Inquiring into the Nature of Experience

2020-03-02 Instructions : pensées - Belgique 50:13
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-03-02 Day 2 Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 40:54
  DaRa Williams
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-01 Qualities of Mindfulness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:26
  Andrea Fella
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-03-01 Dharma Talk: Equanimity 34:51
  Nathan Glyde
This recording also includes Laura Bridgman
Gaia House Inquiring into the Nature of Experience

2020-03-01 Healing Speech - Meditation 33:39
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-03-01 Healing Speech - Talk 53:48
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-03-01 Enseignement : 7 facteurs d'éveil 2 - Belgique 60:45
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-03-01 Dharma Talk: Doubt and Confusion 17:23
  Nathan Glyde
This recording also includes Laura Bridgman
Gaia House Inquiring into the Nature of Experience

2020-03-01 Guided Loving Kindness Meditation 40:44
  Nathan Glyde
Metta to Friend, Benefactor, Self and World
Gaia House Inquiring into the Nature of Experience

2020-03-01 Guided Meditation: Pause, Relax, Experiment 29:51
  Nathan Glyde
Gaia House Inquiring into the Nature of Experience

2020-03-01 Building Wisdom Through Sensitivity - Meditation 35:54
  Mark Nunberg
Chant followed by guided meditation
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-03-01 Building Wisdom Through Sensitivity - Talk 34:13
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-03-01 Morning Reflections: Challenges and Appropriate Response 43:57
  Nathan Glyde
Exploring the so-called hindrances. This recording also includes Laura Bridgman
Gaia House Inquiring into the Nature of Experience

2020-03-01 Instructions états mentaux + Gwenola Marche - Belgique 47:00
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-02-29 Méditation guidée : Metta pour le corps - Belgique 16:02
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2020-02-29 Brief Intro to Felt Sense of Satipatthana 25:53
  Phillip Moffitt
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

2020-02-29 Enseignement : 7 facteurs d'éveil - Belgique 60:30
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

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