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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

Mindfulness for Everyone, The Basics and Beyond without the Hype

Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention to our present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. Through the practice of mindfulness, we learn tools to regulate emotions, develop attention, and cultivate states of compassion, even-mindedness, and greater well-being. When we attend to the present moment over a sustained period of time, practitioners report deeper connection to themselves, more self-compassion, and greater insights into their lives.
2019-06-24 (7 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
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2019-06-25 Day 1 Morning Instructional Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:47
  Diana Winston
2019-06-25 Day 1 Morning Q&A (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:03
  Diana Winston
2019-06-25 Spectrum of Awareness Practices: Focused Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:12
  Diana Winston
This talk overviews multiple ways of practicing from focused awareness to flexible awareness to natural awareness. Specifically we deal with cultivating concentration and how it can benefit our mindfulness practice.
2019-06-26 Day 2 Morning Instructional Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:18
  Alex Haley
2019-06-26 Day 2 Guided Loving Kindness and Other Practices (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 40:29
  Alex Haley
2019-06-27 Curious Cats Find Gold (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:39
  Alex Haley
2019-06-27 Day 3 Guided Loving Kindness and Other Practices: Self-Compassion (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:53
  Diana Winston
2019-06-28 Day 4 Morning Instructional Sit: Choice-less Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:44
  Alex Haley
2019-06-28 The Spectrum of Awareness: Natural Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:57
  Diana Winston
This talk explores Natural Awareness - a spacious, effortless, open awareness of awareness.
2019-06-29 Day 5 Instructional Sit: The Full Spectrum of Awareness, Emphasizing Natural Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:41
  Diana Winston
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