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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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2015-10-11 Freeing Ourselves by Loving Ourselves 64:36
In this human realm, healing and spiritual realization are rooted in awakening a love for the life that is here. This talk looks at our habit of feeling we should be different than we are, and the ways that mindfulness and self-compassion help enable us to not only embrace our inner life, but bring genuine healing to others.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2015 IMCW Fall Retreat - Intimacy with Life
2015-10-10 Morning Instruction and Question/Response 10:05
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2015 IMCW Fall Retreat - Intimacy with Life
2015-10-10 Morning Instruction and Meditation 30:00
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2015 IMCW Fall Retreat - Intimacy with Life
2015-10-10 10-Minute Basic Guided Meditation 10:30
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2015 IMCW Fall Retreat - Intimacy with Life
2015-10-07 Trusting Ourselves, Trusting Life 1:12:33
How can we trust in basic goodness when we encounter so much greed and violence within and around us? This talk explores three pathways of practice that enable us to bring a healing attention to our primitive survival conditioning, and cultivate the heart and awareness that express our full potential and deepest essence. "Who would you be if you trusted the basic goodness and beauty that lives through you?"
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2015-09-30 The Sacred Pause 1:10:09
When we are lost in the trance of doing, our lives are on automatic, and contracted by sense that something’s wrong or missing. This talk explores the challenges of learning to pause, and the blessings that arise when step out of our incessant mental and physical activity and reconnect with the being-qualities of presence, wisdom and love.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2015-09-09 Releasing Limiting Beliefs 1:12:11
If we investigate patterns of emotional suffering or “stuckness,” we’ll discover that under our pain is a fear based belief. Until these beliefs are brought into the light of compassionate awareness, they control and confine our lives. This talk reviews key steps of inquiry and mindfulness that help us realize the freedom that comes with awakening from the grip of beliefs.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2015-09-05 Heart Meditation: Letting go of Judgment 18:10
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2015 IMCW Labor Day Weekend Retreat
2015-09-05 Letting Go of Judgment (retreat talk) 53:14
The scales of judgment confine us in a limited sense of self, they restrict the depth and fullness of our loving. This talk explores the genesis of projecting badness on to parts of ourselves and others, and how we can use mindfulness and self-compassion practices to evolve our consciousness and free our hearts.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2015 IMCW Labor Day Weekend Retreat
2015-09-02 Learning to Respond, Not React 1:19:00
When stressed, we often react with looping fear-thoughts, feelings and behaviors that cause harm to ourselves and/or others. This talk offers three interrelated strategies that can serve us when we’re triggered by stress, and help us find our way back to our natural wisdom, empathy and wholeness of being. By de-conditioning habitual reactivity, we are increasingly able to respond to our life circumstances in ways that serve healing and awakening.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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