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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.
2021-03-27 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
2020-11-07 Basic Meditation Instructions 26:43
Mariposa Sangha
2020-11-07 Resetting during Difficult Times and Circumstances 22:32
This is the introduction to a retreat on Finding a True Refuge During Times of Trauma. This introduction is about helping your nervous system reset in the pandemic or during any difficult time. It was part of zoom retreat with a film clip so if you want to see the video:
Mariposa Sangha
2019-10-20 Emptiness Practices for Depression and Anxiety: Part 2 27:12
How to utilize the teachings of emptiness for depression and anxiety in Buddhist meditators.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center
2019-10-19 Forgiveness Meditation 15:09
An unusual guided meditation in forgiveness using an empty chair. This practice was given to me by Matt Flickstein, Vipassana teacher.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center

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