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Dharma Talks
2019-07-05 Concentration Meditation: Purification of Mind (Day 1 of 2) 6:30:11
  Tina Rasmussen
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2019-07-05 Guided 4 Elements 31:50
  Bonnie Duran
Guided body scan
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Meditation Retreat for People of Color

2019-07-04 The 4 Foundations of Mindfulness 59:55
  Bonnie Duran
This talk reviews the 4 foundations of mindfulness and breath meditation.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Meditation Retreat for People of Color

2019-07-03 Q and A 17:35
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center

2019-07-03 Meditation: Receiving Life in Open, Awake Awareness 19:44
  Tara Brach
This meditation awakens a receptive attention to the senses, starting with physical sensations and opening to sound. Then we sense how open awake awareness is receiving the moment to moment arising and passing life. In the final part of the practice, we explore how awake awareness is receiving the experience of our heart and offer blessings to our inner life and all living beings.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-07-03 How Hope Can Heal and Free Us – Part 2 53:04
  Tara Brach
The mature expression of hope includes three elements: the aspiration for manifesting our full potential, a trust that this is possible, and an energy that engages to serve this unfolding. In this talk, we explore the importance of hope on the spiritual path, its shadow side, and how we can nourish hope through these three elements in a way that serves inner freedom and the healing of our world.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-07-03 Opening to Dukkha 61:55
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center

2019-07-03 : From the Ordinary Habitual Mind to the Buddha-Mind 8: Transforming Our Ordinary Sense of Self 2: The “Doer” 63:14
  Donald Rothberg
We first look briefly at the general framework of this series of talks and discussion; we examine: (1) the conditioning of the “ordinary habitual mind,” understood through examining 10 different parameters of that mind; (2) the nature of the “Buddha mind” in terms of these 10 parameters; and (3) how we practice with a given parameter to enact this transformation. Today’s talk is the second covering the nature and sense of self; we review some what was covered last time. We then take the rest of the session examining one manifestation of the “thick” self—the conditioned sense of the “doer.” We look at a number of ways in which the doer becomes more obvious, as when there is anxiety about not doing anything; we might notice this sometimes on a vacation or in retirement. We also examine the cultural dimensions of the conditioning around finding identity as a doer. We then look at how it’s possible to have our doing come more out of presence and being, with reference to the teachings of the Buddha and Chuang-Tzu especially. We conclude with a series of exercises in which we develop a sense of doing that comes more out of presence and being.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2019-07-01 Transforming Our World With the Fuel Of Wisdom and Love 52:40
  Jean Esther
Why do we meditate? How can it serve us in our lives, in relationship with ourselves and each other? When you see yourself in others who can you harm?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Teen Retreat

2019-06-30 Guided Lovingkindness Meditation 40:28
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center

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