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Amita Schmidt's Dharma Talks
Amita Schmidt
Amita Schmidt is a licensed clinical social worker with a focus on trauma and meditation. She was the resident teacher at Insight Meditation Society from 2000-2006. She is the author of "Dipa Ma: The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master." She also has practiced with Adyashanti, a teacher of non-dual awareness.
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2021-10-24 The Fire of Change 55:43
In the fire of change, ways to maintain an awake view and a loving heart.
Tri State Dharma
2021-10-23 Death/Letting Go Meditation 28:47
A progressive meditation on letting go that simulates the death process. Letting go of the senses, emotions, thoughts, and perception. See what remains.
Tri State Dharma
2021-10-22 Stillpoint Meditation 20:13
Finding, and resting in the stillpoint in your body.
Tri State Dharma
2021-10-17 Expansion Meditation 26:30
This meditation will help you know, connect with, and expand your deepest aspiration as a dharma practitioner.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center
2021-10-17 The Dharma of Difficult Emotions 62:35
The dharma of difficult emotions. How to work with thoughts and emotions and find freedom through them. This talk is also on You Tube via Amita Schmidt. Here is the Spiritual Credo handout that goes with this talk:
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center
2021-03-29 Questions and Answers The Cauldron of Emotions 23:18
Question and Answers including: What is the one breath and one awareness? What is a spiritual bypass? What is a way to open up space when stuck in emotions? How do we act with right action in Buddhism?
Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community
2021-03-28 Equanimity Meditation 20:06
A 20 min equanimity meditation that will help you navigate inner and outer difficulties. This meditation shows you how to rest in the eye of the storm, and open up space within the difficulty itself.
Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community
2021-03-27 Deathbed Goal Challenge 13:51
The deathbed goal is a practice that reminds you to cultivate, in the here and now, qualities which you most want to manifest in this human life.
Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community
2021-03-27 The Cauldron of Emotions 53:55
This talk explores tools to navigate the Cauldron of Emotions that is our changing times. The tools include working with the pain body, balancing and healing our psychology, equanimity practices, and zeroing out the mind. For the slides and video portion here is a video link:
Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community
2021-01-24 FIrst Aid for the Soul and Healing Trauma. 49:47
Dharma Talk on six steps in healing trauma with the dharma and through metta / lovingkindness.
Insight Meditation of Cleveland

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