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2021-03-31 Doing and Not-Doing in Meditation and Daily Life 3 68:17
  Donald Rothberg
We start with a brief review of what we’ve explored in the last two sessions on this theme, including the importance of both doing and not-doing in Buddhist practice and the nature of identification with the “doer” (and the related themes of self, time, and the future). We then go into more depth inquiring into the nature of the “doer,” including a brief guided meditation looking into the experience of “doing” and opening to not-doing in meditation. We lastly further investigate traditions (Jewish, Christian, Taoist, and Buddhist) that point to the importance of a doing coming out of not-doing, and ways that we can experience and explore this doing coming out of not-doing in daily life, including in the experiences of creativity in art and music, and being “in the zone” in sports.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-03-27 Dhamma Stream Guided Meditation – Jhāna is Based on Disengagement 11:57
  Ajahn Sucitto
Properly establishing jhāna begins with disengagement. With eyes slightly open, downcast, poised between the inner and outer world, widen attention. Open up sensitivity of awareness without focusing on any particular object, attentive to the qualities that sustain that cool balance.
Cittaviveka At Home with the Homeless: Ajahn Sucitto Locked Down

2021-03-20 Opening Perspective, Inclining To Well-Being 66:40
  Zohar Lavie
Guided meditation and Dharma Talk
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - Mar 2021

2021-03-17 Guided Meditation – Filtering the Flood 52:55
  Ajahn Sucitto
In meditation we practice viewing the stream of circumstance from the place of acknowledgement. Let the stream flow past without getting into the details. Centering practices of body, presence, ethics and heart strengthen the possibility to shift attention from the outflows to here.
Cittaviveka

2021-03-15 Teachings and Guided Meditation 35:19
  Gavin Milne
Breath, body and knowing thought as thought.
Gaia House Making Time for Life

2021-03-13 Morning Teachings and Guided Meditation 53:45
  Yanai Postelnik
Guidance on turning towards what may be difficult in our experience, with care and kindness.
Gaia House Insight Meditation and Yoga

2021-03-12 Morning Teachings and Meditation 59:01
  Yanai Postelnik
Instructions on practicing Insight Meditation, and a lightly guided meditation.
Gaia House Insight Meditation and Yoga

2021-03-11 Truthfulness and Honesty in our Lives and Practice 1:11:18
  Zohar Lavie
Guided meditation and Dharma talk
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - Mar 2021

2021-03-11 Opening Evening of the Insight Meditation and Yoga Retreat 54:46
  Yanai Postelnik
Welcome, orienting within the retreat, short guided yoga and meditation. This recording also includes Helen Stephenson.
Gaia House Insight Meditation and Yoga

2021-03-06 Morning Practice 1:12:33
  Jaya Rudgard
An exploration of our understanding of and relationship to kindness, and how to de-couple the up-welling of kindness in the heart from any result which may come from it. Guided meditation - uisng the imagery of cradling ourselves as we would cradle a small vulnerable bird who needs our care.
Gaia House Stillness Moving - The Play of Opposites

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