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Dharma Talks
2019-07-14 Day 5: Sit with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) - Loving Kindness for Unfamiliar Beings 55:13
  Tempel Smith
We have never met most of the living beings on our planet (and beyond), and many we have met we don’t know all that well. As we expand our loving kindness practice to include all beings we have to consciously learn how to actively care for those we don’t know well. Rather than having the typical challenge of reactivity, this group of beings is hard to love precisely because we don’t know them well. If we have learned to care for a larger group of friends and community members, then this next larger group is more accessible.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat

2019-07-13 Patience and Determination for Metta 54:52
  Bonnie Duran
This talk offers the Paramis to support the strengthening of Metta practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat

2019-07-13 The Gentle Embrace of Compassion 58:53
  Yuka Nakamura
Compassion is a central quality of the heartmind that enables us to meet and to respond to suffering in a skilful way . It is both the ability to deeply resonate with suffering and the motivation to alleviate it - in ourselves and in other beings. Compassion frees the mind from unwholesome mindstates, opens the heart to the interconnectedness with all beings and in this way also supports the unfolding of wisdom.
Pauenhof Center :  Intensive Vipassana Meditation Retreat

2019-07-12 Les pensées, St-Michel-des-Saints 65:28
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2019-07-12 Love In The Time Of Extinction 62:43
  Yanai Postelnik
Reflection on the dharma of responding to the climate and ecological emergency with an open heart.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students

2019-07-12 Équanimité, St-Michel-des-Saints 45:23
  Pascal Auclair
True North Insight TNI Regular Talks

2019-07-11 Anicca the truth of impermanence 50:09
  Kate Munding
The talk is centered around how to bring wisdom to the truth of impermanence. Anicca (impermanence) is a cornerstone truth of existence and one that we all encounter over and over. How we relate to this truth can make the difference between experiencing this natural law with confusion and aversion or living a life with a heart and mind that is at peace. We'll explore how this truth influences our emotional, physical, and relational lives. We'll also take a look at how miss-understanding this truth can be used as a spiritual bypass and hinder our spiritual development.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2019-07-10 The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 1 54:48
  Tara Brach
Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a small, separate self, and open to the truth and fullness of who we are. These two talks explore misunderstandings about surrender (such as the fear that we will become passive or condone injustice) and the practices that create the grounds for surrender, emotional healing, transformational activism and spiritual freedom.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-07-10 Impermanence 48:20
  Leigh Brasington
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2019-07-10 Meditation: Befriending Your Inner Life 16:10
  Tara Brach
This meditation establishes a gentle and caring presence through bringing the image and felt sense of a smile to various domains in the body. We then settle with the breath, and practice relaxing with whatever arises, letting life be just as it is. The underlying intention is to regard all experience with a clear, interested and friendly attention. The gift is a homecoming to our naturally loving presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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