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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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2010-08-18 Metta - Lovingkindness 1:19:21
This talk explores what gets in the way of loving presence and the training that awakens and frees our hearts.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-08-11 Blessings of a Forgiving Heart 1:18:19
The roots of peace and war are within these very hearts. In the moments that we release blame, we reconnect with the compassionate presence that heals ourselves and others as well. This talk includes a meditation that guides us in awakening our capacity to forgive.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-08-04 Self-Forgiveness 56:19
Holding ourselves with a compassionate, forgiving heart is the gateway to healing, and to intimacy with our world. This talk explores our deep conditioning to be at war with ourselves, and the insights and elements of forgiving that can carry us home to loving presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-07-28 Trusting Who We Are 1:17:55
If we investigate, we will find that much suffering arises out of mistrust--of ourselves, others and life. This talk explores the genesis of the great challenges of doubt and mistrust, and the pathway to trusting the goodness that is our essence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-07-21 Turning Towards What You Love 1:20:57
For many of us, the most apparent junctures of spiritual transformation are spurred on by challenging life situations. This talk looks at how our conscious aspiration for awakening, and our practice of mindful presence, can help us find peace, compassion and freedom when difficulties arise.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-07-07 The Power of Mind 1:22:03
The Buddha taught that "Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind." This talk explores how our intention and attention can tap into the living awareness that is our source, and give rise to healing of body, heart and spirit.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-06-16 The Fires of Loss 60:52
We all encounter the great losses of our own health and life, and of cherished others. We are conditioned to resist opening to the rawness and grief that comes with loss. This talk describes the refuge of presence in the face of loss, and the gift of timeless love that arises as we make peace with the reality of this living, dying world.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-06-09 The Unreal Other 1:12:06
When we experience others through a conditioned lens of wants and fears, and of unexamined beliefs, we react in ways that cause distance and sometimes obvious injury. This talk explores how we create separation from others, and the ways we can awaken from this trance and live from genuine empathy and wisdom.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-06-02 Relating Wisely with Fear - Part 2 1:21:33
Relating Wisely with Fear Part 1 and 2 - While fear is essential to survival, it can also strangle our capacity to live fully and awaken spiritually. These two talks explore how fear takes over our lives, and the ways we can train our attention to free ourselves from its grip.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-05-26 Relating Wisely with Fear - Part 1 1:24:16
Relating Wisely with Fear Part 1 and 2 - While fear is essential to survival, it can also strangle our capacity to live fully and awaken spiritually. These two talks explore how fear takes over our lives, and the ways we can train our attention to free ourselves from its grip.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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