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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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2012-12-28 Morning Instruction in Meditation 29:48
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW New Year's Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
2012-12-19 Turning Toward the Light 1:50:48
This solstice talk explores how, in the face of darkness - unconsciousness, ignorance, violence - we can call on the light that is within us. The two pathways are to courageously look directly into the places of suffering, and to include in our gaze, the intrinsic goodness in all beings, in life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-12-12 Forgiving Our Way to Freedom 1:11:13
Living with chronic blame or resentment is a trance that confines us to a limited fragment of what we are. This talk looks at the ways this trance is fueled and the process by which we release the armoring around our hearts.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-12-05 A Forgiving Heart - Embracing our Inner Life 1:15:43
Self-aggression, whether it's low key blame or deep condemnation, prevents us from intimacy with others and discovering the truth and wholeness of our Being. This talk explores how we can release self-blame, and free ourselves to access our natural warmth and creativity in responding to our world.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-11-21 Gratitude & Generosity: Markings of Inner Freedom 1:28:48
Those who are genuinely happy, are also naturally grateful for life and generous in living. This Thanksgiving Eve talk explores key ways we block the arising of gratitude and generosity, and practices of mindful presence and direct cultivation that awaken these expressions of the liberated heart.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-11-14 Hands Off the Controls 1:16:18
We are deeply conditioned to respond to impermanence and inevitable loss by trying to control our experience. Our egoic reactivity prevents us from responding wisely to our life, and living the moments fully. This talk looks at how we can let go of controlling, open to the groundlessness we run from, and reconnect with the deep intelligence and love that flows through our being.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-11-07 Practical Dharma for Stressful Times 1:20:31
When we are caught in a stress reaction, we are in a trance that cuts us off from our creativity, full intelligence and capacity to be loving. This talk explores the flags of the stress-trance and three meditative strategies for shifting from fight/flight to attend/befriend. (at end is a cut from "Love the One You're With" by Steven Stills)
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-11-02 Closing - Question/Response - all teachers 46:43
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW Fall Residential Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2012-10-29 Guided Meditation: A Forgiving Heart 29:07
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW Fall Residential Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2012-10-29 Guided Heart Meditation: Forgiveness Practice 29:07
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW Fall Residential Retreat: Intimacy with Life

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