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Rebecca Bradshaw
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Rebecca Bradshaw has been practicing vipassana meditation since 1983, and teaching since 1993. She teaches frequently at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, where she leads the teen and young adult retreats and is a member of the annual Three Month Retreat team. She also teaches at other locales in the U.S., at Kyaswa Monastery in Myanmar (Burma) and a Spanish language retreat in Puerto Rico. Rebecca is the guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley in Easthampton, MA (www.insightpv.org). She holds a master's degree in Counseling Psychology and works as a psychotherapist with meditators. Her teachings invite exploration of the convergence of lovingkindness and wisdom.
2006-07-01 Four Kinds Of Happiness 39:09
Described for teens four kinds of happiness the Buddha taught: living an ethical life, concentration, sense pleasures and peace.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Teen Retreat
2005-10-21 Anicca 47:30
Discusses a deep understanding of impermanence as a pathway into freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat - Part 1
2005-10-07 Dukkha 57:15
This talk explores what the Buddha meant by dukkha (the truth of suffering) and how we can work with dukkha to find freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat - Part 1
2005-09-30 Skillful Effort 52:09
This talk discusses using skillful effort and energy in our practice, avoiding extremes of too much laxness and too much striving. Explores the unskillful extremes we can engage in with our effort and a skillful middle way that incorporates diligence and balance. Discussed using skillful effort and energy in our practice, avoiding extremes of too much laxness and too much striving.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat - Part 1
2005-06-07 Forgiveness And Joy 45:31
NO CD: This talk discusses how forgiveness emerges out of understanding of our own and others suffering and how the suffering in this world is balanced by the third Brahma Vihara of sympathetic joy.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2004-08-15 Acceptance And Action 31:42
Discusses how mindfulness practice develops peace of mind through acceptance and a compassionate heart that leads to mind action.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Youth Retreat
2003-06-17 Opening The Heart Of Compassion 45:46
Recognizing and accepting our own humanity opens the heart of compassion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2002-06-22 Happiness And The Obstacles To Happiness 37:39
This talk describes how meditation leads to an increased sense of presence and acceptance in our lives. It also describes how to work with thoughts in a skillful way.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2001-10-28 Happiness And The Greatest Happiness 56:45
Understanding the happiness of sense pleasures and the greater happiness of equanimity.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2001-10-20 How Mindfulness Heals: Working With Thoughts And Emotions 52:34
Disentangling ourselves from getting lost in thought stories and afflictive emotions with the power of mindfulness.

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