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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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2011-06-01 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
2011-04-27 The Blessings of Embodied Awareness 1:20:15
One expression of our suffering is homelessness--feeling cut off from the presence and aliveness that is our source. This talk explores the existential and cultural forces that foster disconnection from our physical and energetic being, the practices that enable us to embrace our unlived life and the gifts of homecoming.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2011-04-20 Part 2 - Realizing True Well-being 1:23:21
Buddhist psychology and the Western oriented field of positive psychology agree: How we pay attention determines whether we live primarily in fear and judgment, or happiness and peace. This two part series explores the teachings, practices and attitudes that enable us to live a meaningful life with a heart that is "happy for no reason."
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2011-04-13 Part 1: Realizing True Well-being 1:15:51
Buddhist psychology and the Western oriented field of positive psychology agree: How we pay attention determines whether we live primarily in fear and judgment, or happiness and peace. This two part series explores the teachings, practices and attitudes that enable us to live a meaningful life with a heart that is "happy for no reason."
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2011-04-06 Realizing Truth--The Power of Wise Inquiry 55:37
The Buddha considered investigation to be a crucial capacity on the spiritual path. This talk explores how interest and wise inquiry serve emotional healing, intimacy with others and revealing the truth that sets us free.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2011-03-30 Part 2: The Healing Power of Self-Compassion 1:16:07
Learning to hold our own lives with a gentle compassion is a key element in all emotional healing and spiritual awakening. This two part series explores the suffering of being at war with ourselves and the pathway to freeing our hearts. Music at end is Libby Roderick, "How Could Anyone?"
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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