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La Sarmiento's Dharma Talks
La Sarmiento
La Sarmiento has been practicing Vipassana meditation and has been a member of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) since 1998. La's practice and approach to the Dharma has been influenced greatly by the teachings of Tara Brach, Pema Chodron, Larry Yang, Eric Kolvig, Michele McDonald, Cheri Maples, Joe Weston, and Ruth King. In September 2012, La graduated from the Community Dharma Leadership IV program sponsored by Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.
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2019-08-08 "Here Comes the Judge. Here Comes the Judge" (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:11
The Dharma of the Judging and Comparing Mind
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Young Adult Retreat
2019-05-08 Meditation: Forgiving our Humanity and Offering Compassion 38:25
In this guided meditation, we forgive or at least intend to forgive ourselves and others for being human and clearing the way to offer kind and gentle compassion.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2019-05-06 Going Against the Stream: The Gift of Being Real 51:54
Through stories and songs giving a talk on the fly models vulnerability, judging mind, acceptance, and healing.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2019-05-04 Finding Common Ground Metta 33:05
From my teacher Thea Elijah, through establishing our connection to the earth, we create common ground upon which we realize our interconnectedness. This meditation guides us through this process so that we can offer lovingkindness to ourselves, a beloved, a neutral person, a difficult person, and all beings.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2018-08-10 The Courage to Be: Liberating Our Innate Goodness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:11
When we truly love and accept all of who we are, we create the possibility for others to do the same. We become more real, honest and courageous with life's unfolding.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight for Young Adults
2018-05-01 Forgiveness and Compassion 37:08
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2018 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2018-04-29 Self-Compassion and Metta 36:55
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2018 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2018-04-28 Leap and the Net Will Appear: Trusting Ourselves and Our Practice 57:50
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2018 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2017-10-15 Between Heaven and Earth: Embodied Metta 31:04
Establishing a connection with the heavens and the earth with our ancestors at our back allows us to feel held and supported as we offer lovingkindness to ourselves and others.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2017 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2017-10-14 Trusting That We're Enough to Wake Up 53:32
Through taking refuge in our own buddha-nature, the teachings and practices of the Buddha, radical acceptance of life's unfolding, and supportive community, we can transform our limited views of ourselves and expand our capacity to awaken to what's real, to alleviate suffering, and to cultivate true happiness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2017 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life

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