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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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2011-07-06 Flow and Presence 1:17:43
In the moments when we are truly happy, there is a sense of both aliveness and presence. This talk reflects on three key ways we remove ourselves from living presence; and offers guided reflections that can re-open us into the flow.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2011-06-29 Compass of the Heart 1:17:04
Are you aware of the intentions that are shaping your thoughts, moods and life experience? This talk explores how mindfulness of intention allows us to open to our deepest heart's aspiration, and have that guide the unfolding of our lives.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2011-06-22 Presence and Empowerment 51:07
In the moments we feel threatened, hurt or dissatisfied, we often flip into controlling mode--our body, heart and mind become contracted and we disconnect from presence. This talk explores how we can shift from controlling, to an empowering presence. When we do, our deepest wisdom and compassion begin to shape and guide our life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2011-06-15 Soul Recognition-- Seeing Past the Mask 1:16:30
We each long to be true to ourselves--to live from the love, creativity and wisdom that is our essence. This talk explores how, by attending to three key domains, we train ourselves to see beyond ego conditioning. By deepening our attention, we can free ourselves and others to be who we truly are.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2011-06-08 The Art of Listening--Nourishing Loving Relationships 1:13:12
Deep listening is an essential ingredient in intimate, caring relationships. This talk reflects on the intentionality, presence and quest for understanding that create the grounds for a healing and loving listening attention.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2011-06-01 Part 2: Stress and Meditation 1:15:54
When we are suffering from stress, we are paying attention to our world in a narrow and rigid way. Through meditations that cultivate a wakeful and open attention, we can dramatically transform the feelings of anxiety and aloneness that underlie all stress.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2011-05-25 Part 1: Stress and Meditation 1:22:13
When we are suffering from stress, we are paying attention to our world in a narrow and rigid way. Through meditations that cultivate a wakeful and open attention, we can dramatically transform the feelings of anxiety and aloneness that underlie all stress.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2011-05-18 Stepping Out of Time 1:14:55
We spend much of our life on our way somewhere else, driven by the sense that something is missing or wrong. This talk explores the suffering that arises from our addiction to busyness and "doing," and the healing, loving and wisdom that arise when we take refuge in presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2011-05-11 The Buddha's Awakening: A Myth for Us All! 1:14:08
In this telling of the Buddha's story, we find archetypes that reveal a universal path of awakening and freedom. We explore how each of us has the potential to realize the loving and radiant awareness that is our source.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2011-05-01 Remembering Love 54:54
The habit of self-judgment not only causes emotional pain, it creates a trance that obscures the purity and vastness of our Being. This talk explores how a wakeful and forgiving heart can heal and free us. (Retreat Talk)
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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