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Dharma Talks
2020-06-21 Know the Right Time for Right Speech 28:49
  Venerable Dhammadipa
This talk was given as part of the Third Sunday program hosted by San Francisco Dharma Collective.
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

2020-06-21 The Teachings in Brief for Troubled Hearts in Troubled Times - Meditation 34:12
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-06-21 The Teachings in Brief for Troubled Hearts in Troubled Time - Talk 42:20
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2020-06-20 When Fear Dies 61:24
  Ayya Medhanandi
In the Sallekha Sutta, MN 8, the Buddha teaches us how not to imitate the faults of others, and how to be fearless in the good and vanquish unwholesome mental habits. We start where we are and trust the path, learning to live wisely, to glimpse the fruits of letting go, reaching for the farther shore so that when fear dies, unconditional love will prevail. A talk given online during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Madison Insight Meditation Group

2020-06-20 Mantra of Compassion 14:49
  Ayya Medhanandi
Fear is the absence of love. Our inner purification is a movement away from fear to the embodiment of pure love - even to love the dying moment. We grow in stillness and peace as if sailing an ocean of joy, in the peace of the mind's deepest waters where we can touch the Deathless. A guided meditation and reflections offered during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Madison Insight Meditation Group

2020-06-18 Racism and White Privilege - Part 3: Working with Guilt and Shame 52:18
  James Baraz
The Buddha spoke of hiri and ottappa (Shame and Dread) as "The Guardians of the World." These are considered two wholesome states as they can prevent us from engaging in unskillful actions. But guilt and shame associated with internalized racism can paralyze us or put up walls of resistance. This is especially true if we take those feelings personally and blame ourselves for the cultural conditioning we're shaped by. How can we work skillfully with those natural and understandable reactions?
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2020-06-17 Meditation: Embodied Metta 19:35
  Tara Brach
Lovingkindness becomes full when it is energetically experienced in our bodies. This meditation guides us in awakening the receptivity, warmth and openness of metta through our body, and then invites us to rest in the space of loving presence, as we open to whatever arises.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-06-17 Sustaining Our Caring 39:45
  Tara Brach
All transformation arises out of love; it is the energy of caring about life that moves us toward inner, relational and societal healing. With a primary focus on our radically re-enlivened movement for racial justice and equity, this talk looks at ways of remembering what matters and consciously nourishing our care.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2020-06-17 Buddhist Practice and the Transformation of Racism 1: Five Perspectives 66:26
  Donald Rothberg
We open up five perspectives, the first three of which have more to do with understanding and the last two of which have more to do with practice and action. The five perspectives are: (1) remembering the Buddha's elimination of caste within his community; (2) understanding how greed, hatred (including racism), and delusion are not just personal but are also institutionalized; (3) understanding through looking at US history how race is a construction (with terrible consequences)-- both initially in the 17th century and later, commonly linked with divide-and-conquer strategies by those with economic and political power; (4) how our ethical practice calls us not just not to harm in our personal actions, but also not to let harm be done by others; and (5) the identification of different dimensions of transformative practice. The talk is followed by discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-06-16 Keeping the practice simple...Keep going (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:09
  Alexis Santos
Reflection and guided sitting
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Awareness and Wisdom: An Insight Retreat in the Style of Sayadaw U Tejaniya

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