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2014-12-31 The Bodhisattva Path: "If you knew me, and truly knew yourself, you would not have killed me." 60:42
  Hugh Byrne
The bodhisattva path involves a training of our hearts to abandon unskillful states and cultivate qualities of love, compassion, and forgiveness--and envision actions to transform the suffering of others and the world. In the Rwandan genocide and the triumph of freedom and democracy in South Africa we see the suffering that comes from cultivating fear and hatred, and the potential for freedom and peace that results from cultivating forgiveness, compassion, and love. These recent events remind us how much our actions matter, and invite us to become bodhisattvas, committed to the awakening and freedom of all beings.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2014 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion

2014-12-31 Things Nobody told Me When I was a Teen 46:10
  Matthew Brensilver
Dharma conversations I wanted to be having when I was an adolescent.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's TEEN Retreat

2014-12-31 The Turning of the Wheel 45:14
  Molly Swan
True North Insight 2014 New Year's Retreat

2014-12-31 Compassionate Approaches to Practice 47:11
  Jake Dartington
Gaia House New Year's Retreat

2014-12-31 New Year's Resolutions: May All People Be Peaceful and Happy 59:15
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2014-12-31 Meditation Instructions - Whole body breathing 54:25
  Yanai Postelnik
3rd morning of a nine day retreat
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat

2014-12-30 Right Thought 48:02
  Ayya Santacittā
New Year's Retreat
Insight Retreat Center

2014-12-30 The How and Why of Practice 51:04
  Nikki Mirghafori
The first part of this discusses the principles of choice-less awareness practice. In the last part of the talk, the why of practice explores the three characteristics.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat

2014-12-30 "Landlocked in Fur" - Three Domains of Formless Presence 65:45
  Tara Brach
While we have evolved to experience a defining sense of separate self, our potential is to awaken to the formless dimension - the pure awareness is our shared source. This talk explores how we can undo the identification with thoughts, emotions and feelings that keeps us landlocked and unable to trust and live from our naturally loving and radiant essence. NOTE: beginning poem is "Landlocked in Fur," by Tukaram, from “Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West” (Ladinksy, 2002)
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2014 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion

2014-12-30 New Year's Re-solution 46:00
  Norman Feldman
True North Insight 2014 New Year's Retreat

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