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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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2022-12-24 Working with Thinking as a "Part" 13:16
Thinking itself is actually just a part, a protector part, and this meditation will help you have compassion for this part. The meditation will also give you insight into your thinking and what it's true purpose is. Knowing this will help you on the meditation cushion and in your daily life practice.
Clintonville Sangha Ohio
2022-12-22 Outside the Storm: A Meditation for working with Strong Emotions 9:14
Instead of trying to bring mindfulness to emotions from the inside out, this meditation will help you develop awareness of the calm outside of emotions (eg. the outside of the storm). Some people have found this tool to be very useful in decreasing anxiety, overwhelm, and fear.
Clintonville Sangha Ohio
2022-12-17 Kuan Yin Compassion Meditation 9:01
The first 3 minutes explains about Kuan Yin, and the practice of Compassion as a listening and bearing witness to suffering. Then there is a short and simple, 5 min Kuan Yin meditation, on listening with the ear of the heart.
Clintonville Sangha Ohio
2022-11-13 Self Forgiveness Meditation 9:14
This is a short, guided meditation exercise in extending forgiveness to a part of yourself. The meditation is designed for healing, and you can practice it as many times as needed, for different ages/parts of yourself.
Clintonville Sangha Ohio
2022-11-13 Awareness of Awareness and Dissolving into Being 2:25
An answer to a question about Awareness of Awareness. Also includes some about "dissolving into Being" as part of our evolution in practice.
Clintonville Sangha Ohio
2022-11-13 Listen to all thoughts like a birdsong. All thoughts are just sounds. 1:00
A brief, additional comment to a student, who mentioned that my suggestion of a practice of "listening to all thoughts like they were a birdsong" was helpful to her.
Clintonville Sangha Ohio
2022-11-13 Spiritual Resilience and Dharma Micro-Dosing 42:02
A dharma talk about how to strengthen your spiritual resilience/immunity. This talk introduces the idea of dharma micro-dosing and includes some practices to do on a daily basis.
Clintonville Sangha Ohio
2022-08-10 Ask Your Heart Meditation 9:25
A daily practice to move out of the worries of your mind. This heart reset reminds you what's true verses what you fear. The heart perspective is quite different than the mind, and this meditation will connect you with this wisdom.
Clintonville Sangha Ohio
2022-08-10 Beyond Death Meditation 14:18
This meditation will help you connect with what is here now that outlasts death. Once you know and feel this, you can use it as an orienting principle to feel more calm and relaxed no matter what happens in your life.
Clintonville Sangha Ohio
2022-04-24 The One Unchanging Thing 46:28
In times of difficulty and change, it is important to orient to what doesn't change, what is deathless. This talk gives you some tools/reminders on how to access the one unchanging thing. The talk also offers ways to unhook from your story and the mind's constant narrative.
Clintonville Sangha Ohio

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