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A pervasive but often invisible source of suffering in our culture is self-aversion. We are a busy culture, and we move through our life feeling anxious and dissatisfied, but not fully conscious of how we neglect or judge our inner experience. We suffer from a lack of belonging: to our own bodies, to each other and to the earth. When we practice Buddhist meditation, we learn how to listen deeply and hold our life tenderly.
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2016-08-27 Retreat Instruction on RAIN with Question-Response 14:23
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2016 IMCW Women's Retreat - The Heart of Buddhist Meditation
2016-08-27 Retreat - Morning Instruction and Guided Meditation 24:48
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2016 IMCW Women's Retreat - The Heart of Buddhist Meditation
2016-08-26 (retreat) Your Future Self - Turning Towards Your Awakened HeartMind 57:34
Our lives are shaped by our evolutionary past - the fears and wants that arise from a separate self sense - and the pull of our evolutionary potential - our awakened heart and mind. This talk explores the power of these pulls, and the teachings and reflections that make us most available and responsive to the calling of our future self.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2016 IMCW Women's Retreat - The Heart of Buddhist Meditation
2016-08-24 Your Future Self - Turning Towards Your Awakened HeartMind 1:12:55
Our lives are shaped by our evolutionary past - the fears and wants that arise from a separate self sense - and the pull of our evolutionary potential - our awakened heart and mind. This talk explores the power of these pulls, and the teachings and reflections that make us most available and responsive to the calling of our future self.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2016-08-17 How Hope Can Heal and Free Us – Part 2 1:15:23
The mature expression of hope includes three elements: the aspiration for manifesting our full potential, a trust that this is possible, and an energy that engages to serve this unfolding. In this talk, we explore the importance of hope on the spiritual path, its shadow side, and how we can nourish hope through these three elements in a way that serves inner freedom and the healing of our world. Reflection: “When you’re feeling most alive and present, what’s going on? What are you doing? What do you love? Take a moment to take one thing that you know you really love – imagine it – sense yourself engaged in what you love. What’s going on inside you that makes this so precious? Sense who you are when you’re doing what you love. Know that this is another pathway to belonging – to your heart – to aliveness. This is a pathway to living with the sense of possibility in every moment.” ~ Tara
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2016-08-10 How Hope can Heal and Free Us – Part I 65:47
The mature expression of hope includes three elements: the aspiration for manifesting our full potential, a trust that this is possible, and an energy that engages to serve this unfolding. In this talk, we explore the importance of hope on the spiritual path, its shadow side, and how we can nourish hope through these three elements in a way that serves inner freedom and the healing of our world. “We close with a simple prayer this evening, that all beings might remember the depth of their longing – that deep aspiration for love, for aliveness. That all beings may trust the heart and consciousness that’s always and already here. And that we may live from the depth and fullness of who we are.” ~ Tara
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2016-07-06 Stress and Everyday Nirvana – Part 2 1:11:13
Our habitual view of stress is that it is a bad thing, an obstacle to healthy living and spiritual realization. These two talks look at how our way of relating to stress determines our happiness, and invites listeners to engage with practices that radically shift our response to stress and bring a healing and freeing evolution of consciousness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2016-06-29 Stress and Everyday Nirvana - Part 1 1:15:16
Our habitual view of stress is that it is a bad thing, an obstacle to healthy living and spiritual realization. These two talks look at how our way of relating to stress determines our happiness, and invites listeners to engage with practices that radically shift our response to stress and bring a healing and freeing evolution of consciousness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2016-06-22 Reconnecting with our Lives - Healing from Dissociation 1:14:29
Dissociation is the universal mechanism for pulling away from the pain of “too much.” While it’s necessary and natural for enduring certain situations, the ongoing habit of dissociation cuts us off from our full aliveness, creativity, and capacity for love. This talk explores the process by which we disconnect from our bodies and feelings - individually and collectively - and the practices that directly enable us to include the “unlived life" - the fear and shame, passion and loneliness - that we’ve pushed away. By including the raw energies we’ve been avoiding, we come home to a fullness that can embrace others and the whole of life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2016-06-01 Real but Not True: Freeing Ourselves from Harmful Beliefs 1:11:30
Thoughts and beliefs are navigational maps that are not inherently true. Rather, some serve us and others cause feelings of separation, self-aversion and/or blame of others. We can free ourselves from harmful beliefs by investigating them with a dedicated, mindful and courage presence. This talk guides us in mindful investigation through an illustrative story, an outline of steps, and a guided meditation that addresses limiting beliefs surrounding interpersonal conflict.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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