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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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2013-07-03 Part 2: Hope and the Spiritual Path 1:24:38
In this talk we further define the nature of mature or spiritual hope as part of a trinity that includes trust and love, and explore what blocks its unfolding. We then review how different people have "hit bottom" and found their way to the energy, receptivity and openness of hope.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-06-26 Part 1: Hope and the Spiritual Path 1:23:30
This talk looks at the difference between egoic hopes and fears, and the quality of hopefulness ("holy hope") that is an essential dimension in spiritual experience. We reflect on the three components of hope that serve awakening: Aspiration, Trust and Dedication of energy.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-06-03 Being to Being- True Refuge in Relationship 69:22
When we are stressed, our way of relating to each other is ego to ego. This talk explores the understandings and practices that enable us to embody "nameste": Honoring the sacred that lives through all beings.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2013-05-29 Practicing Meditation: "Getting Out Of Your Own Way" 1:16:31
The depth and vitality of a meditation practice depends on our sincerity, and an attitude of curiosity and friendliness. With this as the grounds, our practice will cultivate the clear seeing and openheartedness that expresses our deepest nature. This talk covers basic ingredients in a meditation practice, and includes a half hour of questions and responses.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-05-22 Being to Being - Loving Beyond the Trance 1:22:52
We have strong conditioning to relate to each other from a sense of separateness--persona to persona. This talk looks at what traps us in egoic relating and how several simple yet powerful reflections can open us to pure, unconditioned loving.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-05-15 Releasing the Barriers to Unconditional Love 1:23:24
We long for love and habitually armor our hearts. This talk explores the aggression and clinging that protect our wound of feeling unlovable, and the ways that mindfulness can dissolve our defenses and reveal our inner refuge of pure loving presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-05-08 Remembering Being 1:14:51
Our fear-based doings block us from realizing the formless dimension of our Being, and living from that source of wisdom and love. This talk explores the habitual control strategies that keep us from presence; and the role of mindfulness and lovingkindness in reconnecting with the ground of Being.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-04-28 Loving Ourselves 59:03
The greatest truths we forget, and one of them is that if we don't love the life that is right here--what we perceive as self--we are unable to embrace our world. This talk explores the suffering of turning on ourselves and the deep freedom that arises when we commit to relating to our inner life with loving presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy With Life
2013-04-27 Guided Heart Meditation - Forgiveness 30:03
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy With Life
2013-04-27 Morning Instructions 19:16
Morning Instructions - with RAIN, standing and walking explanation
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy With Life

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