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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.
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
2021-01-24 Introduction First Aid for the Soul and Healing Trauma 4:53
The introduction to First Aid for the Soul, and dharma during times of change/annica. This introduction includes the trauma tool of "cat up the tree meditation."
Insight Meditation of Cleveland
2020-11-08 Depression and Negative Thinking Loops 12:21
This is in response to a question about how to work with depression and negative thinking loops.
Mariposa Sangha
2020-11-08 Environmental Change and the Dharma 5:43
This was in response to a question about how to meet environmental changes and loss.
Mariposa Sangha
2020-11-07 Finding a True Refuge during Traumatic Times 68:13
During times of trauma, it's important to learn how to find a true refuge within you heart and mind. This talk will help you find some ways to do this. The talk was part of a zoom retreat with video clips and handouts, can see the video version at:
Mariposa Sangha

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