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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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2013-01-19 Encountering the Shadow Deities 62:57
When we forget who we are, we are living in a trance that is characterized by suffering. This talk explores the genesis of this trance, and the transformation that is possible as we bring forgiveness and mindful presence to the afflictive emotions that naturally arise.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW Women's Retreat: The Heart of Buddhist Meditation
2013-01-16 Stepping Out of the Cave 1:15:58
If we are suffering it is because we are believing something that is not true. This talk explores the genesis of our core beliefs and the investigation, mindfulness and compassion that can release their grip.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-01-09 The Barriers to Loving Presence 1:15:18
You might reflect on someone important to you, and ask: "What is between me and loving fully?" Notice what happens. This talk explores the ways we create separations from others, and the power of inquiry and presence to awaken an unconditionally loving heart.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2013-01-02 Finding True Refuge 1:31:30
This talk explores the three classic gateways to peace and freedom and includes a living ritual that invites us to bring a conscious, sincere dedication to our awakening on the spiritual path.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-12-31 Guided Meditation: Awakening Compassion - Tonglen 29:52
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW New Year's Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
2012-12-30 Guided Meditation: The Freedom of a Forgiving Heart 36:00
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW New Year's Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
2012-12-30 Morning Meditation and Instruction 41:58
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW New Year's Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
2012-12-29 The God Whom I Love is Inside 59:15
Our suffering arises from unlived life--the fears and loneliness and hurt that we have been unable to digest and include in our heart. This talk explores our conditioning to become dis-embodied and the blessings of spiritual realization that arise as we inhabit our aliveness fully.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW New Year's Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
2012-12-28 Instruction: Walking Practice 7:46
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW New Year's Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
2012-12-28 Instruction/Question/Response 11:09
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW New Year's Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion

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