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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.
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
2022-04-24 Tonglen Meditation 19:32
Tonglen is a guided meditation of Tibetan origin that is a reparative response to pain. It is a meditation that actually helps create connection in the midst of suffering. Tenzin Choedrak, during his time of torture, made a daily dedication, "May some human greatness be accomplished through this suffering."
Clintonville Sangha Ohio
2022-04-21 Collapsing Into the Now 1:40:18
A podcast interview by Todd McLeod where we talk about Adyashanti, the root guru, pure zen, collapsing into the now, THIS IS IT, everything is one thing, dropping the illusion of the individual self, the survival instinct and evolution, you are the infinite, impermanence, and realizing exponential love.
Heart Mind Way
2022-01-09 Awakening Now 51:57
May this be the year for you to Awaken. Strategies, tools, and insights to move towards awakening even in difficult times. This talk is also available via video:
Insight Meditation of Cleveland
2022-01-09 Wise Older Self Meditation (Short Version) 10:55
This is a guided meditation that can help you with concerns about the future. It accesses your Wisdom Self. There is a short version (this one) and a longer version (25 min).
Insight Meditation of Cleveland

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