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2021-04-21 Doing and Not-Doing in Meditation and Daily Life 5: Talk, Guided Meditation, Discussion 1:15:23
Donald Rothberg
We briefly review the main themes of our practice in the last sessions: The importance of "doing" and skillful effort in our formal practice and in our daily lives; the parallel importance of "not-doing" (particularly receptivity) in these areas; some ways to inquire into the nature of our identities as "doers"; some ways of bringing these practices into daily life; the experience of "flow" and being an "expert" in a given area as pointing to a kind of "doing" coming out of a deep not-doing; and the theme of not-doing in Taoist tradition (emphasizing the work of Chuang Tzu) and Buddhist tradition. We suggest that all of practice points toward this deep non-doing as an expression of awakening. We then explore this territory in a 20-minute guided meditation, followed by discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-04-21 Guided Meditation on Doing and Not-Doing in Our Meditation Practice 30:29
Donald Rothberg
A thirty-minute or so guided meditation, lightly guided, with three successive instructions: (1) to set intentions in light of whether one needs in general to emphasize "doing" more or less, and then to focus initially on settling, connecting with the primary object and noticing when one is distracted; (2) to emphasize receptivity as a dimension of not-doing in being with what is predominant, after an initial period of settling; and (3) opening to a kind of "choiceless awareness," simply noticing what is occurring moment by moment.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-04-20 Living with Integrity 28:20
Brian Lesage
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community FIMC Monday Night Talks

2021-04-20 IMS Daily Dharma, Apr 20 2021 21:55
Chas DiCapua
Dedicating our Practice
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center IMS Daily Dharma 2021

2021-04-20 Relating Wisely to this Sensual World 1:12:40
Mark Nunberg
The Buddha’s teachings encourage us to cultivate an intimate ongoing mindful presence, a deep respect for cause and effect, and a profound equanimity as we live our sensual embodied lives. The Buddha asks us to directly discern the very real experience of gratification, the inevitable stress that arises with any attachment to sensuality, and the deepening insight of the heart’s release from the burning of craving and dependence that we experience in our wiser moments.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2021-04-19 Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of Feeling Tone, Week 7 - Meditation 29:29
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of Feeling Tone, Spring 2021

2021-04-19 Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of Feeling Tone, Week 7 - Talk 59:05
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of Feeling Tone, Spring 2021

2021-04-19 IMS Daily Dharma, Apr 19 2021 19:53
Chas DiCapua
Meditation as Generosity
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center IMS Daily Dharma 2021

2021-04-18 Mindfulness of Breathing, Part 14: Freedom from Clinging - Meditation 41:30
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Mindfulness of Breathing - A Dharma Talk Series with Mark Nunberg

2021-04-18 Mindfulness of Breathing, Part 14: Freedom from Clinging - Talk 34:44
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Mindfulness of Breathing - A Dharma Talk Series with Mark Nunberg

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