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2020-02-04 Day Three Afternoon Instructions: Metta like a Gentle Rain (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 34:08
  Beth Sternlieb
When the body relaxes, Metta can permeate our being like a gentle rain.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-04 Morning Instructions 64:00
  Joseph Goldstein
Meditation instruction review
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

2020-02-04 Day Three Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:22
  James Baraz
A guided meditation refining awareness of breath to deepen concentration.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-04 Suffering and Its End 46:32
  Shaila Catherine
In this talk, Shaila Catherine addresses the great teaching of the Buddha known as the four noble truths: 1) suffering, 2) the cause of suffering is craving, 3) the end of suffering, and 4) the path leading to the end of suffering. Shaila Catherine explores each of the four truths through inspiring sutta references and daily life examples that show how we can live our daily lives from the perspective of liberating wisdom. Rather than engage in endless philosophical speculations or become attached to views and opinions, the Buddha taught a practical path based on the recognition of the fundamental unsatisfactory characteristic of experience. When we recognize dukkha (suffering), we can realize the end of dukkha (suffering).
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Buddha's Core Teachings: Finding True Happiness Through the Four Noble Truths

2020-02-04 Mindfulness of the Body: A Guided Meditation with Sequential Touch Sensations 25:16
  Shaila Catherine
In this guided meditation, Shaila Catherine introduces a practice of mindfulness of the body by observing a sequence of touch sensations. This meditation guides practitioners to gradually move attention through a series of bodily locations where the feet, buttocks, hands, lips, and eye lids touch. At each location we pause to experience the present sensations that are known at that place of touching. After exploring touch points, we broader the field of attention to the whole body sitting. By alternating the focus of attention between precise and clear points of contact, and broad, restful, receptive awareness of the whole body, the meditator nurtures a clear bright balanced mind that can meet the present moment as it is.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Featured Guided Meditations

2020-02-03 Five Spiritual Faculties (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:50
  James Baraz
The Five 'Spiritual Faculties describe the unfolding of our practice. From Faith through Wise Effort, cultivating Mindfulness, deepening Concentration, flowering as Wisdom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-03 Buddhist Studies - Anatta: The Impersonal Nature of Experience - Week 4 65:02
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies Course - Anatta: The Impersonal Nature of Experience

2020-02-03 Day Two Afternoon Instructions - Opening Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 39:16
  John Martin
Includes beginning instructions for Metta practice and instructions for "Easy Being".
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-02 Faith in Our Potential for Transformation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:10
  Kamala Masters
Understanding Faith in the Buddha's teaching and in ourselves.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2020-02-02 Non-harming and Kindness as an Expression of Wisdom - Meditation 34:38
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

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