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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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2013-12-28 Morning Instructions - Question/Response 11:10
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW New Year's Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
2013-12-28 Morning Instructions and Meditation 33:43
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW New Year's Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
2013-12-18 Part 2: Evolving Toward Unconditional Love 1:18:50
This two part series explores the evolutionary conditioning of fear and judgment that contracts us away from love and acceptance, and the quality of mindful presence - in relating inwardly and in communicating with others - that awakens and frees our hearts. At end of talk - La Sarmiento shares "Holiday Dharma" as part of Solstice celebration.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-12-11 Part 1: Evolving Toward Unconditional Love 1:27:04
This two part series explores the evolutionary conditioning of fear and judgment that contracts us away from love and acceptance, and the quality of mindful presence—in relating inwardly and in communicating with others—that awakens and frees our hearts.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-11-27 The Evolving of Generosity 1:26:21
This talk explores how we can open out of the habit of grasping and deliberately nourish our natural capacity for generosity, for living love.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-11-20 Accessing Innate Wisdom 1:24:52
Wisdom is an innate capacity, but often covered over by trance. This talk explores how we abandon ourselves as we busily seek ways to feel more worthy, loveable and safe. We then look at the pathway home, the radical non-doing and space of silence that allows wisdom and love to flow through.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-11-13 Part 2: Vulnerability, Intimacy, & Spiritual Awakening 1:22:24
We each live with uncertainty and the fear of rejection and loss, and we each are conditioned to avoid feeling or expressing that vulnerability. Yet intimacy with this unlived life is the gateway to connecting authentically with others, full aliveness and spiritual realization. These talks explore the ways that we defend ourselves, and the pathway to gently, wisely and intelligently disarming and freeing our hearts.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-11-06 Part 1: Vulnerability, Intimacy, & Spiritual Awakening 1:29:13
We each live with uncertainty and the fear of rejection and loss, and we each are conditioned to avoid feeling or expressing that vulnerability. Yet intimacy with this unlived life is the gateway to connecting authentically with others, full aliveness and spiritual realization. These talks explore the ways that we defend ourselves, and the pathway to gently, wisely and intelligently disarming and freeing our hearts.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-10-30 Healing Self-Doubt 1:22:57
Siddhartha Gautama’s last challenge before enlightenment was doubt, and to some degree, most of us live with limiting beliefs about our own worthiness and goodness. This talk looks at the tenacity of self-doubt and the power of mindfulness, investigation and compassion in releasing its grip.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-10-24 Guided Heart Meditation: Taking Refuge in the Beloved 23:06
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life

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