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Diana Winston's Dharma Talks
Diana Winston
My passions in the dharma are many, and only keep growing! Socially engaged Buddhism is a thread woven through many of my talks-- how can we end suffering both internally and externally? Having worked with teens and young adults for many years, some of the talks are geared to young people. My recent passion is how the dharma can be secularized and made accessible to all, regardless of background, this is my current work at the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. Finally as a new-ish mom, I'm deeply inspired by the transformative power of daily life and family practice. www.marc.ucla.edu
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2017-06-24 Day 5: Guided Meditation - Lake of Loving Kindness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:48
This guided visualization meditation takes us to a lake filled with loving-kindness. It starts about 20 minutes into the recording.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Foundations of Mindfulness
2017-06-24 Day 5: Guided Meditation - 3 Types of Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:57
In this instructional guided meditation we go from focused attention to choiceless awareness to natural awareness. Q & A.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Foundations of Mindfulness
2017-06-23 Trust in Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:25
This talk explores different ways we experience awareness. Starting with focused attention to choiceless awareness to natural awareness, where we rest in the luminous qualities of our mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Foundations of Mindfulness
2017-06-21 Day 2: Loving-Kindness for Self: Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:47
Introduction to loving-kindness for self, three ways to practice it, Q & A.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Foundations of Mindfulness
2017-06-21 Day 2 Morning Instructions: Mindfulness Instruction: Working With Pain (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:35
This guided meditation focuses on using mindfulness to work with pain.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Foundations of Mindfulness
2017-06-20 Mindfulness: Attitude, Attention and Intention (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:54
This introduction to mindfulness explores the elements that make mindfulness work: attitude, attention and intention. It includes many parenting examples!
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Foundations of Mindfulness
2016-06-24 Courage: A Tribute to Sayadaw U Pandita 51:06
This talk weaves together the theme of courage--in our practice and our lives--with stories about Ven. Sayadaw U Pandita who passed away in April, 2016. Diana shares personally about her complex and powerful experience as his student.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness Facilitators Retreat
2016-06-21 Mindfulness: The Movement and the Practice 51:31
This talk overviews the larger mindfulness movement--the science, the ways mindfulness has been incorporated into society, and the definitions. The second half explores the practical elements of mindfulness and how to practice it.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness Facilitators Retreat
2016-06-21 Day 2: Morning Instructions - Working with Pain (REVISED 7/7) Retreat at Spirit Rock 61:42
This guided meditation focuses on using mindfulness to work with pain.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2015-06-24 Self Compassion and Hindrances 59:23
This talk weaves together the theme of self-compassion with how to work with hindrances that arise when we practice. We explore working with our minds, cultivating kindness for ourselves, and the recognition of our shared humanity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness Facilitators Retreat

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