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2022-09-07 Meditation: Resting in a Sea of Presence 20:49
Tara Brach
This mindful body scan leads us into a practice of relaxing back into awareness, and recognizing the changing waves of sensations, sounds and feelings in the foreground. As we let go into the sea of presence, we discover am increasing sense of wholeness and peace. The meditation ends with a brief lovingkindness prayer.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-09-07 Navigating Conflict with a Wise Heart – Part 1 54:33
Tara Brach
This series of talks offers guidance in transforming conflict into a portal for awakening your understanding, flexibility and compassion. We look at how to heal our own unmet needs and not be dependent on others changing; and how to engage with another person when both are dedicated to mindful communication. We also extend our exploration to societal conflict. The talks are accompanied by reflections and meditations that can directly enhance your capacity to respond to conflict from the most wise and caring part of your being.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-09-07 Building Resilience through Togetherness 32:36
Jessica Morey
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2022-09-07 Group Chanting 26:03
Jaya Rudgard, Sumedha
Gaia House Encountering the Practice of the Heart

2022-09-07 In the domain of mindfulness. 51:41
Pascal Auclair
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTQAI+ Community

2022-09-07 Dukkha and the End of Dukkha 3: Practicing in the Social Realm 67:22
Donald Rothberg
In this third of three talks on "Dukkha and the End of Dukkha," perhaps the core teaching of the Buddha, we first review what was covered in the first two talks, starting with examining the multiple meanings of dukkha in the Buddha's teaching and the fact that most meanings of dukkha don't help us make sense of "the end of dukkha." Only a sense of dukkha as reactivity, as taught in the Two Arrows and in Dependent Origination suggest what the end of dukkha means. We then review ways of practicing with reactivity in individual practice, and in our relationships. On this basis, we then go further exploring the nature of reactivity in the larger social context, whether in individuals' reactivity or in various forms of institutionalized reactivity. We then look at two ways of practicing, first exploring our various forms of social conditioning, typically linked with reactivity, and then looking at how nonreactivity in Buddhist practice maps very closely onto the traditions of nonviolence from Gandhi, King, and others. This is followed by discussion, in which we in part look at some of the complexities and challenges of this approach.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
Attached Files:
  • Slides on Nonviolent Movements by Donald Rothberg (PDF)

2022-09-07 Guided Meditation Exploring Reactivity 38:27
Donald Rothberg
After initial instructions for settling and stabiliizing, and then for basic mindfulness, there are about 10 minutes for stabilizing, followed by brief instructions to track reactivity, and about 10 minutes later for exploring moderate or great levels of pleasant or unpleasant (when in the workable range for mindfulness), noticing any tendencies toward reactivity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-09-06 Exploring how images and similes can support our dhamma practice. 39:30
Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2022-09-05 Dreaming Ourselves Into Existence: Dukkha, Non-Self, and Waking Up 1:34:50
Joseph Goldstein
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

2022-09-05 Dharma Talk - Devotion and the Brahma Viharas 29:40
Jaya Rudgard
Gaia House Encountering the Practice of the Heart

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