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2019-08-26 Samadhi: A Whole Heart in Daily Life 61:54
  Tempel Smith
While we often discover samadhi (whole heartedness) first on retreat, it's finding samadhi in every day life which can give us the greatest joy. How can live with a more whole attention? And joy from within?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2019-06-22 02 instructions: written exercises exploring fear 17:44
  Jill Shepherd
Instructions for doing two written exercises, exploring fear in the context of daily life then in the context of meditation and dharma practice
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

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

2019-05-01 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

2019-03-28 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

2018-06-03 Equanimity in Action and Daily Life 43:45
  Oren Jay Sofer
(14 of 15) Closing talk: Equanimity with our choices and actions in life, and suggestions for developing equanimity in the day to day flow of our lives.
White Heron Sangha :  Equanimity in Difficult Times

2018-05-19 THE POWER OF PATIENCE (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:55
  Kamala Masters
How patience Immensely supports us in our daily life, as well as in our efforts to fulfill our highest aspirations on the spiritual path.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity and Awareness Retreat

2018-04-26 An Exploration of Ethics, Meditation & Wisdom in Daily Life 45:55
  Martine Batchelor
Gaia House Sŏn (Zen) Retreat

2018-04-08 Closing Retreat Talk with entire teaching team (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:27:27
  Mark Coleman
Closing retreat instructions and taking the practice into daily life.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat

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