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Heather Sundberg's Dharma Talks
Heather Sundberg
Heather Sundberg has taught insight meditation since 1999 and completed the Spirit Rock/IMS Teacher Training. Beginning her own meditation practice in her late teens, for the last 25 years, Heather has studied with senior teachers in the Insight Meditation (Vipassana) and Tibetan (Vajrayana) traditions and has sat 1-3 months of retreat a year for almost 20 years. She was the Spirit Rock Family & Teen Program Teacher & Manager for a decade. Between 2010- 2015 she spent a cumulative one-year in study, practice, and pilgrimage in Asia. Since 2011, she has been a Teacher at Mountain Stream Meditation Center and sister communities in the Sierra Foothills, and also teaches nationally, especially at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Her teaching emphasizes embodiment, compassion and practical wisdom.
2014-02-20 Compassionate Action 55:56
Six Principles of Compassionate Action
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2014-01-20 Bridging Meditation Practice Into The World 56:31
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-01-18 The Eleven Benefits of Metta 54:32
The Buddha taught that there are 8 ways to cultivate metta, which manifest into 11 benefits. The talk includes numerous stories from around the world, including the story of how the Buddha came to teach lovingkindness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta Retreat
2014-01-15 The Difficulties Are the Gifts: Metta, Compassion and Their Hindrances 56:11
How to bring your metta practice alive in the midst of the inevitable cycles of difficulty and purification. Stories, poems, practices and tools to help us "keep going".
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta Retreat
2013-12-19 The 7 Enlightenment Factors (retreat version) 63:53
Using stories from the time of the Buddha to modern day, the talk takes us on a tour of the 7 factors: mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, calm, concentration and equanimity; in their ordinary and extraordinary aspects. The tour includes "side trips" to explore the 4 Noble Truths, the 4 Wise Efforts and many practical techniques.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat
2013-10-10 The Seven Factors of Enlightenment 54:29
The seven factors of enlightenment
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2013-09-16 It's Workable: A Map for working with the Judgmental Mind 57:12
Basic map for transforming judgments. Contains lively stories, poetry and sutta references, all in the spirit of 'it's workable.' - Mindfulness: Active & receptive qualitie3s - Mindfulness of the Body & Nervous System: Practical techniques -Heart Practices: An overview -The role of Wise Effort in the practice of inquiry into mental habits The importance of Wise Friends on the path
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Transforming the Judgmental Mind
2013-02-21 The Power of the Five Spiritual Faculties 57:21
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2013-01-21 20 Years of Dharma at Spirit Rock 54:57
Heather's personal story of 20 years of practice at Spirit Rock, including teachings on the 4 Noble Truths, Lovingkindness and daily life practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2013-01-19 Metta For All Beings 64:57
Through the story of the Buddha and the mad elephant, traditional and creative techniques and inspirational and real life examples, the talk takes us on a journey of metta for all beings.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat

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