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2013 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life

Vipassana, or Buddhist Meditation, is a way of opening to life and seeing clearly the totality of one’s being and experience. The practice is based on cultivating a present-centered mindfulness, leading to an unfolding of our natural wisdom and compassion. The focus of this retreat is to enhance intimacy with ourselves and the world. In order to help participants discover a sense of stillness and deep listening, silence will be maintained throughout the retreat except during question/answer periods and interviews with the teachers. In addition to sitting and walking meditation practice, there will be sessions of mindful movement led each day by Jonathan Foust.

2013-10-18 (8 days) Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2013-10-19 The Heartspace That is Our True Home (retreat talk) 64:37
Tara Brach
(retreat talk) - By dedicating ourselves to loving the life that is right here--ourselves--we discover the heartspace that holds this world. This talk explores the pathways of forgiveness, offering and letting in love, and gratitude that reveal the vastness of loving presence.
2013-10-20 Guided Forgiveness Practice 32:13
Tara Brach
Instructions, then a guided forgiveness meditation.
2013-10-22 Guided Meditation: Compassion Practice - Tonglen 28:56
Tara Brach
2013-10-23 Morning Instruction, Meditation and Question/Response 38:16
Pat Coffey
2013-10-23 Meditation: Guided Metta Practice 26:08
Pat Coffey
2013-10-23 Wings of Homecoming 67:41
Tara Brach
Part of incarnating is to feel separate and forget the mysterious oneness that is our home. This talk explores the two dimensions of awareness that when awakened reveal the openness, lucidity and love that expresses our true nature.
2013-10-24 Guided Heart Meditation: Taking Refuge in the Beloved 23:06
Tara Brach
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