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Dharma Talks
2020-10-11 Monday moring meditation: body, heart and mind coming together 43:08
  Jill Shepherd
Steadying and stilling the body as a support for steadying and stilling the heart-mind
Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-10-10 talk: Heavenly Messengers 2 - Ageing 23:05
  Jill Shepherd
A short introduction to the heavenly messenger of ageing, as an invitation to explore our attitudes to our own ageing
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"

2020-10-10 Hebrew - Spacious Awareness 56:12
  Zohar Lavie
Hebrew Guided Meditation and Meditation Instruction
Sangha Seva

2020-10-09 Hebrew - Perception, Mettā, Freedom 50:57
  Zohar Lavie
Hebrew
Sangha Seva

2020-10-08 "Choosing Earth" with Duane Elgin and Coleen LeDrew Elgin 64:28
  James Baraz
James' special guests are wisdom teacher Duane Elgin (author of the classic Voluntary Simplicity) and his partner, Coleen LeDrew Elgin, share his realistic but hopeful vision of where we could be heading the next fifty years. His new book Choosing Earth: Humanity's Great Transformation to a Mature Planetary Civilization discusses the possibilities that lie ahead and the vision for how we can use this time to wake up as a species.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2020-10-08 Cultivating Equanimity 41:15
  Donald Rothberg
We examine both the nature of equanimity and how to develop more equanimity, both in formal meditation and in the flow of our lives, including in the context of multiple contemporary crises. Equanimity has qualities of balance, evenness, unshakability, understanding and wisdom, faith, joy, and responsiveness. It can be cultivated in our basic mindfulness practice, as we develop more balance, particularly by learning from tends to unbalance us, including difficult emotions, thoughts, and body-states. We can also particularly focus on the teaching of the "Eight Worldly Winds" (or Conditions): pleasure and pain, gain and loss, fame and disrepute, praise and blame.
Insight Meditation Tucson

2020-10-08 05 meditation: opening to the spaciousness of the body 26:40
  Jill Shepherd
Settling into the body, quieting the mind, and experiencing the body as sensations in space
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight

2020-10-07 32 Parts of the Body—Head hair, Body hair, Nails, Teeth, Skin 62:41
  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

2020-10-07 Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 9--Wise Speech 6--Practicing with Difficult Speech Situations 4 49:00
  Donald Rothberg
We focus, in the context of difficult or challenging communication, on the integration of individual, inner practice and skillful speaking. After a review of eight general guidelines for skillful speech and how we do inner practice related to, but separate from, such challenging communication, we look at ways to bring inner practice in speaking and relating. We also focus on several more "outer" skillful ways of speaking to bring about mutual understanding, including using relatively neutral observations free of interpretations, and cultivating the practice of empathy. We then look at how to integrate more inner and more outer dimensions of practice in the context of several challenging situations.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-10-05 Buddhist Studies - The Four Noble Truths: Dukkha as a Teacher - Week 4 - Meditation 28:11
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Four Noble Truths: Understanding suffering, its cause, its release, and the way toward its release

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