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Dharma Talks
2020-11-13 IMS Daily Dharma, Nov 13 2020 21:40
  Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center IMS Daily Dharma

2020-11-12 Across the Great Divide: What the Dharma Can Offer for Healing Our Country 52:09
  James Baraz
However you feel about the outcome, the presidential election has underscored the polarization that currently exists in our country. As long as each side mistrusts and fears the other, we cannot truly have peace and work together to make this a better society. What does the Dharma offer to help heal this divide? How can our practice support us individually and collectively to open our hearts with compassion and bridge the gulf with those who seem so different from us? How can we create better understanding and cut through "othering" so that each of us can contribute to greater healing rather than more divisiveness?
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2020-11-12 IMS Daily Dharma, Nov 12 2020 21:37
  Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center IMS Daily Dharma

2020-11-11 32 Parts of the Body—Flesh, Sinews, Bones, Bone Marrow, Kidneys/Kidneys, Bone Marrow, Bones, Sinews, Flesh 37:08
  Bob Stahl
We are happy to announce a special opportunity to practice the 32 Parts of the Body meditation, which is rarely taught in the West. This practice deepens insight into impermanence and non-self by penetrating into the true nature and wonders of the body. We will also explore how the body interrelates with the four primary elements of earth (solidity), air (motion), fire (temperature), and water (liquidity). This methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can build immense levels of concentration, potentialities for healing, and experience the taste of deep freedom and peace. This is the 15th year of offering this class at Insight Santa Cruz and it has been truly wonderful. People have frequently reported developing a whole new relationship to their bodies with greater wisdom and compassion. We will also be hopefully doing a tour of the Cabrillo Anatomy lab to get a deeper experience of the body.
Insight Santa Cruz

2020-11-11 Practicing with Views 1:10:56
  Donald Rothberg
Practicing with one's views or opinions or beliefs is central both to traditional Buddhist practice and to what is needed in a society polarized by views; it is also central to relationships and skillful communication, especially in difficult or conflictual situations. We establish in this session a foundation for such practice, by identifying both the core teachings on views by the Buddha and three basic ways of practicing with views. We explore the core teachings on views especially by looking at five key passages from the Buddha's discourses, getting a sense of how attachment to views can be problematic. We also identify three ways of practicing with views: (1) becoming mindful of one's views, (2) inquiring into one's views when one notices an opposition with the views of others, and (3) listening and developing empathy in relationship to the views of others. After the talk, we discuss together many questions and points related to these teachings and practices.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-11-11 IMS Daily Dharma, Nov 11 2020 21:26
  Caroline Jones
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center IMS Daily Dharma

2020-11-10 Standing in Front of the Other: Going Beyond Diviseness 37:44
  Brian Lesage
This talk explores the spiritual act of beholding another being in a way that goes beyond harmful divisiveness.
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community FIMC Monday Night Talks

2020-11-10 IMS Daily Dharma, Nov 10 2020 21:24
  Chas DiCapua
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center IMS Daily Dharma

2020-11-09 13 meditation: mindfulness of thoughts and emotions 20:31
  Jill Shepherd
Beginning with stablising mindfulness in the body, then opening to sounds, thoughts, and any emotions that might be present
Auckland Insight Meditation Introduction to Insight Meditation

2020-11-09 12 talk: mindfulness of mind, including emotions 18:25
  Jill Shepherd
A short overview of working with emotions in meditation
Auckland Insight Meditation Introduction to Insight Meditation

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