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Dharma Talks
2004-12-01 Spiritual Urgency - Samvega 41:25
  Amita Schmidt
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2004-11-27 The Seasons Of The Heart 39:52
  Anna Douglas
Relating to the gifts and challenges of the changing seasons of spiritual practice. This talk gives an overview of the continually changing terrain of practice-- the various seasons of the heart, which expose us to all sides of human experience. A question is then explored: where is progress on the path to be found if we keep cycling through the same seasons of the heart?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2004-11-27 Working With Hindrance Through Concentration And Mindfulness 52:09
  Sharon Salzberg
This teaching begins with an overview of the Five Hindrances: Desire, Aversion, Sloth and Torpor, Restlessness, and Doubt and continues with a thorough discussion of the Five Jhanic Factors: Aiming one’s mind, Investigation, Raptness, Comfort in Being, and One-pointedness which the meditator uses to effectively deal with and utilize the Five Hindrances in deepening her/his practice. The meditator gains perspective, alertness, connection, caring, and energy.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2004-11-26 Fear And Fearlessness 63:13
  Guy Armstrong
This talk explores fear as a form of craving and also several particular fears, such as death, judgement, and emptiness. It concludes with practical instructions on working with fear in meditation, which can lead to a fearlessness with all difficult states.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2004-11-25 Generosity And Gratitude 31:28
  Kamala Masters
The near and far-reaching benefits of generosity and gratitude.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2004-11-25 Thanksgiving 42:55
  John Travis
Thanks as a factor of wisdom. Giving as an aspect of compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2004-11-23 Wholeness and Healing through Generosity 62:13
  Rodney Smith
Notice how frequently you second-guess your generosity. You may have the desire to be generous but you let it pass without acting. This week act upon any impulse to be generous: if you have the thought to give something to someone, do not delay or second-guess the impulse. Give. Each time you open the Internet this week begin by going to thehungersite.com and offer a free donation to all the similar sites listed on that web page. Say metta phrases to each disadvantaged group as you make the offering. May all being have sufficient food; may all beings be free of breast cancer.... Feel the pain associated with each category of people and wish them well. Explore the relationship between feeling pain for another and generosity. Does the pain motivate you to move towards or away from giving? Notice your meditative posture and see if the chest and shoulders are fully open when you sit. How does your posture affect your mind? As you move through the day notice your posture when you feel selfish or irritable. Notice it when you feel generous and confident. When you feel selfish and closed down to generosity adjust your posture to a more open stance and see if that has any effect on your state of mind.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

2004-11-23 Metta Guided Meditation 34:05
  Shaila Catherine
Guided meditation, meditation instructions
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
In collection Featured Guided Meditations

2004-11-23 Featured Guided Meditations 2:44:38
The teachers at Insight Meditation South Bay frequently guide meditation for the community. These recordings vary in length and style. They may include instructions for specific meditation techniques, introduce a dhamma theme, offer general mindfulness reminders, or present meditation instructions at the beginning of an otherwise silent session. Please listen to these recordings in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Turn off your phone, and settle into a comfortable meditative posture. Plan to meditate for 30-45 minutes even if the recording is brief and verbal instructions last for only a few minutes. You may enjoy brief recordings at the beginning of meditation session, and then continue to meditate in silence for as long as you wish. Silent periods during longer recordings are intentional; moments of silence allow time for you to practice the instructions that were previously explained.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2004-11-21 Engaging With The World 48:10
  Jose Reissig
Free from identity fabrications, we learn to cultivate a direct relationship to the circumstances of our personal and social lives and to the vast web of things.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties

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