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Dharma Talks
2022-05-22 01 talk: What is Vesak? 5:56
Jill Shepherd
A brief introduction to what Vesak is, and the structure of this day of practice
Auckland Insight Meditation 2022 Vesak celebration for Auckland Insight

2022-05-22 Cultivating the Wholesome and Letting Go of the Unwholesome 67:17
Zohar Lavie
A Dharma talk, meditation, and questions and responses session, the questions are not recorded, only the responses.
Gaia House The Wisdom of Compassion

2022-05-21 Opening Identification 1:35:45
Nathan Glyde
Regarding the aggregates of existence (form; preferences; perceiving; mental activity; knowing) as areas we can open around. Shifting from identification and ownership to just happening activities for greater freedom and well-being.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - May 2022

2022-05-19 talk: connecting with the more than human world 16:48
Jill Shepherd
Investigating how our sense of community can be expanded to include the more than human world, closing with some relational practice in pairs, exploring our kinship with all beings
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

2022-05-19 Love as the Default Position of the Mind 51:07
Matthew Brensilver
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight Meditation Retreat

2022-05-19 Opening to Emotions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:22
Cara Lai
How the middle way of the Buddha can teach us to skillfully navigate emotions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight Meditation Retreat

2022-05-18 Meditation: Awake and Alive (18:27 min.) 18:26
Tara Brach
This guided practice includes a body scan, and an opening to the awareness that includes all of life. From that wakeful openness we offer a relaxed attentiveness to the changing flow, and close with loving kindness to ourselves and our world.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-05-18 Self-Forgiveness with RAIN 57:57
Tara Brach
Our inability to forgive ourselves blocks healing and freedom. As we explore in this talk, the habit of judging and blaming ourselves traps us in fears, prevents intimacy with our world, and veils over the goodness and mystery of who we are. This talk includes several reflections that can support us as we cultivate a wise and forgiving heart.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-05-18 Guided Meditation - Grief and Compassion (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 30:49
Matthew Brensilver
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight Meditation Retreat

2022-05-18 Practicing with Fear 2 68:32
Donald Rothberg
We review briefly some of what we covered in the last session (April 27) on practicing with fear. We then explore the various types of fear reported in the group, what we find bringing mindfulness to hear, particularly what's experienced in the body and in the mind, and the importance of having antidotes to fear, when the level of fear is at a high level and our usual practices are not effective. We also point to the way that as we develop and move into new areas of learning, we also often open up to new fears that are part of the new territory. We close with a period of questions and sharing.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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