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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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2015-04-23 Namaste - Seeing the Sacred that Lives through all Beings 68:02
The trance of separation is part of our evolutionary heritage, but not the end of the story. This talk explores how several key trainings of the heart can evolve and awaken our capacity to realize connectedness, and the sacredness that shines through this living world.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2015 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2015-04-22 Meditation - Letting Life Be, Just As It Is 27:46
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2015 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2015-04-20 Loving Yourself into Freedom 61:00
The most basic truths we forget, and one is this - if we don't love ourselves, we can't love life.  In the most basic way, attending to and embracing our inner life reveals the nature of reality. This talk looks at the genesis of self-aversions and several pathways that open us to the loving presence that is our source.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2015 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2015-04-20 Meditation - Vipassana with Instruction 27:39
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2015 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2015-04-20 Morning Q and Response - Working with Trauma 13:11
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2015 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2015-04-19 Meditation: Forgiving Ourselves and Others (with instructions) 34:15
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2015 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2015-04-15 True Happiness - Realizing Well Being 1:15:02
Well being is the deep contentment that arises from a relaxed, wakeful presence. This talk explores the beliefs and habits that contract us away form presence, and several key ways we can nourish our natural capacity for happiness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2015-04-08 Three Liberating Gifts - Part 3 - Looking in the Mirror 1:14:41
This 3 part series is based on a teaching story from the Upanishads that shows our potential to awaken from an ego-based trance and discover the full luminosity and freedom of our natural awareness. In each class we'll explore one of the three gifts considered as essential on the spiritual path. The first is the capacity to forgive, to let go of the blame and resentment that prevents our hearts from being open and free. The second gift is "inner fire," the capacity to devote ourselves wholeheartedly to what we most cherish. The third gift is a "mirror" or the capacity to look deeply into our own hearts and minds and realize the truth of who we are. Each class includes guided meditations that explore how these gifts can be nourished right here and now in our lives.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2015-04-01 Three Liberating Gifts: Part 2 - Inner Fire 1:16:34
This 3 part series is based on a teaching story from the Upanishads that shows our potential to awaken from an ego-based trance and discover the full luminosity and freedom of our natural awareness. In each class we'll explore one of the three gifts considered as essential on the spiritual path. The first is the capacity to forgive, to let go of the blame and resentment that prevents our hearts from being open and free. The second gift is "inner fire," the capacity to devote ourselves wholeheartedly to what we most cherish. The third gift is a "mirror" or the capacity to look deeply into our own hearts and minds and realize the truth of who we are. Each class includes guided meditations that explore how these gifts can be nourished right here and now in our lives.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2015-03-25 Three Liberating Gifts: Part 1 - Forgiveness 1:12:54
This 3 part series is based on a teaching story from the Upanishads that shows our potential to awaken from an ego-based trance and discover the full luminosity and freedom of our natural awareness. In each class we'll explore one of the three gifts considered as essential on the spiritual path. The first is the capacity to forgive, to let go of the blame and resentment that prevents our hearts from being open and free. The second gift is "inner fire," the capacity to devote ourselves wholeheartedly to what we most cherish. The third gift is a "mirror" or the capacity to look deeply into our own hearts and minds and realize the truth of who we are. Each class includes guided meditations that explore how these gifts can be nourished right here and now in our lives.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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