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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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1996-09-17 Let Go Into The Mystery 47:48
awakening thoughts and moving into the sacred and wonder-filled present
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1996-09-10 The Opening And Closing Of Our Hearts 63:19
awakening to love through mindfulness of fear and longing
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1996-06-11 Relating To Trauma: Personal Healing And Spiritual Transformation 48:39
Meditation practice can be profoundly healing in working with deep personal wounds. The art of healing with meditation is possible when we understand the effects of different styles of meditation, recognize what aspects of meditation may be contraindicated and ground the healing process in a nurturing relational context.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1996-05-28 Bodhichitta - The Awakened Heart II 56:07
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1996-05-21 Bodhichitta - The Awakened Heart I 61:04
living life reveals that suffering is the gateway to compassion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1996-05-07 Belonging To Life 57:46
we all long to belong and suffer when we live in a sense of isolation or contraction. by opening to the "10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows", we discover a deep sense belonging to the life within and around us.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1996-04-30 Meditation-It's Not What You Think 51:36
our sense of being separate and inadequate is created and maintained through our stories about life. Learning how to recognize these stories with mindfulness and compassion reconnects us with our natural, awakened being.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1996-02-20 Touching Peace 40:01
using concentration skillfully to deepen mindfulness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1996-02-06 Freedom To Love 44:28
coming into a wise relationship with desire
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1996-01-23 Belonging To The World...Refuge In The Sangha 51:52
the Buddha taught that our relationships are an essential and beautiful ground of the spiritual path. Sangha, which means spiritual community, is a refuge that can provide inspiration, support, and profound awakening to the truth of our connectedness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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