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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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2010-04-21 True Belonging - Refuge in Presence and Relatedness 1:23:31
We become homesick when our insecurity compels us to find refuge in exclusive affiliations, in over-consuming, in avoiding intimacy or grasping tightly to the approval of others. This talk explores how we come home to the truth of who we are by connecting with our moment to moment experience, and by developing the capacity to be wakeful, giving and receptive in loving relationship.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-04-07 Beyond Small Self 1:15:42
While we are conditioned to become identified with limited sense of self, we have the capacity to recognize and open to who we are beyond the self. This talk investigates our most compelling domains of getting identified, and the ways a purposeful presence can awaken us.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-03-31 Meditation and Healing Trauma 1:13:22
Spiritual awakening often involves offering a healing presence to the suffering of post traumatic stress or deep emotional wounding. This talk explores the three key elements that support this process: self-forgiveness, accessing a source of love and safety, and bringing a kind attention to the unlived life in the body.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-03-24 The Blessings of Deep Listening 1:13:01
Our capacity to listen deeply--to our inner life and each other--is the grounds of true understanding and love. This talk explores the challenges to listening and guidelines and practices that awaken a listening heart.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-03-17 Realizing Your True Nature - Four Reflections 1:19:43
This talk explores a Tibetan teaching through reflection and guided meditations: Our true nature--our inherent wakefuness, openness and love--is closer than we can imagine; it is more profound than we can imagine; it is easier than we can imagine; and it is more wondrous than we can imagine.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-03-03 Trusting Your Basic Goodness 1:12:58
When we don't trust who we are, we are unable to be at home in our world. This talk explores how we come to be at war with ourselves and the pathway to realizing our basic goodness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-02-24 Living Aligned with the Heart 1:13:21
We suffer when our words or actions arise from unconscious wants and fears. This talk explores how we can awaken from the habitual ways we cause harm to ourselves and others, and live from our natural intelligence and tender warmth.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2010-02-03 Deepening Practice 1:27:12
This talk and question/answer format addresses the attitudes and practices that cultivate our natural wisdom and compassion.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-01-27 Presence and Aliveness I & II 1:11:54
These two talks explore how we leave our bodies, the challenge of working with pain, the pathway home to embodied awareness, and the gifts of presence and aliveness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2010-01-20 Presence and Aliveness I & II 1:10:34
These two talks explore how we leave our bodies, the challenge of working with pain, the pathway home to embodied awareness, and the gifts of presence and aliveness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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