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2024-02-16 Q&A 35:35
Ajahn Sucitto
00:10 Q1 Please share tips to manage the flurry of emotions that might arise when we're back in our day today busy lives. 20:18 Q2 Sometimes when I think of my own death I don't care. How do we manage acceptance in a way that doesn't become apathetic or dull sense of I don't care. 27:47 Q3 How do you establish presence and find your center when your body is in unbearable pain? 34:16 Q4 Can you speak about the use of pharmaceuticals for perceived mental and physical imbalances?
Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, South Africa :  Regaining the Center

2024-01-13 Introduction to Compassion Meditation and Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 4:32:57
Kaira Jewel Lingo
We cover what compassion is and how it can help soothe our pain much better than avoiding or denying it. We distinguish between compassion and pity and then offer a variety of compassion phrases we can use. In the guided meditation, we begin with a dear friend who is undergoing some kind of suffering and then move on to ourselves, offering self-compassion for our own physical or mental suffering.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta 2024

2023-12-13 Awakening from Trance – Embracing Unlived Life 51:35
Tara Brach
When physical or emotional pain is too much, our conditioning is to pull away and avoid direct contact with raw feelings. The result is a trance – we are split off from the wholeness of our aliveness, intelligence and capacity to love. This talk explores how this dissociation shows up in our lives and how mindfulness enables us to integrate cut-off parts of our being in a powerful way, and awaken from this trance.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-10-27 Morning Instructions: the art of bowing in navigating physical pain 61:00
Brian Lesage
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2023-01-10 Perceptions, Vedanas, and Pain 55:30
Christiane Wolf
First half of the talk is on perception and vedanas; the second half is on physical pain.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness and Liberation – Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Approaches

2022-10-16 Q & A 1:11:30
Ajahn Sucitto
01:25 Can you clarify what you said about agitation over sound and shifting it to get to the displeasure. How do you dissolve the person who is angry?; 18:54 I experience a lot of pain and have a hard time relaxing in daily life; 23:16 I have a hard time softening my eyes in daily busy life; 26:28 What is the difference between citta, mind and consciousness? What moves between life and life?; 38:37 What is pure awareness?; 40:22 Regarding energy, can you say more about how to handle physical blockages and constrictions in the body? What is the place of energy management? Is that on the path to wisdom?; 50:26 I feel trapped in my head. I can’t feel the breathing; 51:34 Restraint of the senses; 54:03 How can I handle deliberate aggression towards me?; 56:37 What’s the difference between citta and dhamma?; 57:50 What is jhana?;
Meditationszentrum Beatenberg Love is the Breath of Life

2022-01-01 11 instructions: mindfulness of the body part 2 15:57
Jill Shepherd
A short exploration of working with physical pain, then instructions for relational practice exploring physical sensations in the body
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

2021-08-07 Q&A 47:26
Ajahn Sucitto
Q1- How to deal with strong floods of sankhāra, in dealing with my role and identity as a Mother. Q2 – Are the qualities of the heart conditioned in the same way as intellectual abilities or physical strength. Q3 – I have a 17 year old dying cat. She suffers a lot and rejects the comforting medicine of the vet. Is this cat wisdom? Q4 What would be a sequence for a daily meditation practice? Q5 Are dharma and dhamma the same? Q6 Can we use the 5 indriyas to solve the 5 hindrances? Q7 How to deal with a band of pain around the back. Q8 Healthy attachment is important for example in childhood development. How do we know if it is OK to have an attachment or not.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Open Stability

2021-06-26 Q&A 43:16
Ajahn Sucitto
Cultivating mental/emotional equilibrium – drowsiness, other people. Energies – how to sense subtle body, body sways in meditation, standing meditation, qigong, kundalini. Do we need goals in life; fear and anxiety; physical pain devoid of mental pain; advice about becoming a nun.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

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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