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Dharma Talks
2018-08-03 01 talk: retreat opening 19:54
  Jill Shepherd
Retreat opening talk, with an overview of the practice and supports for our inner journey, including commitment to non-harming through taking the five ethical precepts
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion

2018-08-03 The Present is a Gift 53:09
  Ofosu Jones-Quartey
A talk about the grace of the present moment and the possibility of becoming new; also touching on the trans formative power of love and forgiveness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Family Retreat at Spirit Rock

2018-08-02 Parenting: Self, other, and Beyond (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 32:44
  Gil Fronsdal
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Family Retreat at Spirit Rock

2018-08-01 Engagement with Life Without Attachment to Desire 59:15
  Mark Nunberg
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2018-08-01 Hearing the Call 51:48
  Oren Jay Sofer
What inspires us to take up spiritual practice? This talk explores the process of hearing the call to something deeper in life.
Springboard Meditation Sangha (St. Francis Renewal Center) :  The Way of Insight

2018-08-01 Meditation: Refuge in Living Presence 22:55
  Tara Brach
We spend great swaths of time in a trance that removes us from awareness of our body and senses. This meditation reconnects us by scanning through the body, including sounds and then resting in the field of awareness and aliveness. We practice relaxing and gently arriving again when thoughts carry us away; learning the pathway home to living presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-08-01 Healing Depression with Meditation – Part 1 55:37
  Tara Brach
Most people get depressed at times, and many suffer greatly from bouts of major depression. At the heart of the suffering is the experience of severed belonging—of being imprisoned in the pain of separation, unworthiness, unlovability and hopelessness. These two talks explore several meditation practices that reconnect us with our natural aliveness, openheartedness and awareness. They empower us to develop our inner resources, energize us to awaken, free us from rumination and remind us that we are not our depressive thoughts and feelings. The growing realization of the loving awareness that is our home heals the very roots of depression.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-08-01 Six Ways of Practicing with Difficulties and Challenges 64:45
  Donald Rothberg
One of the glories of our practice is the capacity to respond skillfully, with wisdom and compassion, to difficult, challenging, and/or painful experiences. In this talk and discussion, we explore six ways to practice skillfully with difficulties, focusing more in 1-5 on “inner" practices: (1) Stay connected with core teachings and perspectives, particularly about working with reactivity; (2) develop mindfulness in these situations, which helps us with non-reactivity and knowing what is happening; (3) have a few ways to come back to balance and non-reactivity after one is reactive, lost, stuck, or overwhelmed; (4) take the difficult situation as an opportunity to go more deeply, potentially uprooting some of the roots of reactivity and habitual tendencies; (5) continue to cultivate awakened qualities, helping us to shift our center of gravity from reactivity to responsiveness; and (6) cultivate ways of responding more skillfully in “outer” ways, including speech and interactions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2018-07-30 The Heart of the Yatra 44:40
  Zohar Lavie
With French Translation. Meeting the edge and loving it.
Sangha Seva Dharma Yatra 2018

2018-07-30 The Three Characteristics 59:06
  Chas DiCapua
Exploring Annicca (change), Dukkha (stress) and Anatta (not self), their relationship to one another, and the role they play in freeing the mind/heart.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds

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