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.
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: https://amitaschmidt.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Spiritual-Credo.pdf
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?
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB_zczbV8xE
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhAbMCLtfsQ&list=PLRGY6UiIOqoB-qwIQX53J-Bb5RH7T9FIs&index=2&t=6s