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2020-09-10 Holding a Positive Vision 53:47
  James Baraz
It seems like an accomplishment just getting through such tumultuous times--wildfires on the West Coast, storms around the country, coronavirus lockdown and the US in daily chaos. It would be understandable to succumb to anxiety and overwhelm. But as the Buddha taught, practice is about overcoming negative thoughts when they arise and cultivating wholesome thoughts and mind-states. We will explore the importance of holding a positive vision even through the storm.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2020-04-20 Monday Night Dharma Talk - Nachiketa and the Lord of Death, The Corona Virus Experience w/Guided Meditation 1:14:49
  Jack Kornfield
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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

2020-03-19 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

2020-03-16 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

2020-03-11 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

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

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