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Jean Esther's Dharma Talks
Jean Esther
Jean Esther, MSW has been practicing meditation since 1975 and teaching in the dharma since the early 90’s. She is one of the Guiding Teachers at True North Insight in Canada and teaches locally in the Northeastern US. Trained in Jungian transpersonal psychology and Somatic Experiencing she has been a practicing psychotherapist in Western MA since 1981 with a specialization in the healing of trauma. Her passion is attuning to and supporting the liberating intersection of body, mind and heart and helping others of all ages do the same.
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2022-02-13 Morning Instructions: Meeting our Emotions with Wisdom 39:33
These guided instructions within formal meditation practice are also applicable in meeting our emotions in our everyday lives.
True North Insight Meeting Our Emotional Life with a Dharma Heart
2022-02-12 Compassion: An Organic Response to Wise Understanding 60:53
As we discover the 3 characteristics of life in our meditation practice, we begin to recognize their truth in all aspects of life beyond our mediation practice. Through this clear understanding, compassion for self and others emerges organically. The cultivation of compassion practice directed towards our own or others suffering can also strengthen this quality in our minds and hearts. This talk includes some guided practice.
True North Insight Meeting Our Emotional Life with a Dharma Heart
2022-02-12 Morning Instructions: Rooting in Embodiment: 61:02
Guided instruction in bringing one’s attention to body, breath and sound as foundational for meditation practice.
True North Insight Meeting Our Emotional Life with a Dharma Heart
2021-12-04 Loving kindness practice with the "neutral person" 42:12
Description of the importance of working with a neutral person and strengthening the capacity of non-discriminating loving kindness. Includes a guided practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation Retreat
2021-12-03 Why Practice? Setting in motion the wheel of truth. 47:44
An elaboration of the third of the Four Noble Truths
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation Retreat
2021-12-02 Metta Practice For Self 44:51
Guided metta practice for working with the self, including ways to work with difficulty with oneself as the object.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation Retreat
2021-12-01 Introduction to Metta practice 40:17
Short description of metta as an antidote to ill will followed by a guided practice with a focus on a benefactor or easy person
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation Retreat
2021-02-27 Guided Compassion/Lovingkindness Meditation 55:45
True North Insight Navigating Uncertain Times with a Dharma Heart
2020-03-14 Open Choiceless Awareness - Sky Mind 61:24
A review of one-pointed awareness opening to the vast expanse of boundless awareness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom Here & Now: Insight Meditation Retreat
2020-03-13 Mindfulness Of Feelings and Emotions 65:20
A brief description of how we can meet all emotions, pleasant and unpleasant with wisdom and compassion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom Here & Now: Insight Meditation Retreat

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