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Dharma Talks
2020-10-18 09 talk: exploring vedana or feeling-tone and compassion in relation to illness 31:08
  Jill Shepherd
How mindfulness of feeling-tones helps protect us from reactivity in relation to physical illness, and instead, can strengthen skilful responses of wisdom and compassion
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"

2020-10-18 08 meditation: vedana or feeling-tones 17:38
  Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation exploring physical sensations in the body and the feeling-tones associated with them
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"

2020-10-17 Empathy and Buddhist Ethics 23:42
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

2020-10-17 Contemplation and the Special Quality of Mindfulness - Two Questions 20:57
  Ayya Medhanandi
Practice deepens when we are present here and now, able to apply intuitive understanding rather than concepts to our experience. So contemplate contemplation. Know the mind directly, not through thought. Similarly, mindfulness is not to be forced or refined by willpower but with humility - offering our full attention and devotion to intuitive seeing and understanding what is before us in terms of the 3 characteristics.
Ottawa Buddhist Society Day of Mindfulness

2020-10-17 Be Like A Satellite Dish: Extraordinary Sati and Undistracted Samadhi 43:08
  Ayya Medhanandi
Respect means to stop enough to see truly – not to be ruled any longer by objects and experiences, not to be locked in by our greed, ill will, deluded ideas or ignorance. Turn the field of kilesas into pure earth – an untarnished unblemished field of wisdom, a paññā bhumi instead of a kilesa bhumi – with proactive frequent contemplation. Learn what it means to abide in the purity of the mind, undisturbed, able to receive all signals from the sense world with equanimity.
Ottawa Buddhist Society Day of Mindfulness

2020-10-17 Lifeboat - On Our Own 14:08
  Ayya Medhanandi
Intuitive knowing is the lens that connects us to the heart through our meditation. Leave the world behind and tap into that energy to enter the realm of pure receptivity, not known through the senses but fully known in complete Awareness that is a safe and liberating refuge. It leads us inward, beyond all wanting, to the ending of suffering, to an emptiness that surpasses all experience, all knowledge.
Ottawa Buddhist Society Day of Mindfulness

2020-10-16 This Is Where the Mind is Liberated 29:49
  Ayya Medhanandi
Human beings have that special ability to deeply see and fathom things as they truly are. But we are so impatient. We resist letting go. Clinging, we harm unknowingly and stray from truth, gaining no peace. How can we recover and free ourselves from fear, anger, and mental distress? Purify the mind and directly know the larger truth of impermanence. See blessings where there was darkness. And in the heart’s core, touch the Unconditioned.
Ottawa Buddhist Society Day of Mindfulness

2020-10-15 Choosing Earth Pt. 1 with Duane Elgin and Friends 62:34
  James Baraz
The second of two talks with wisdom teacher Duane Elgin and friends sharing Elgin's realistic, sobering but ultimately hopeful vision of where we could be heading the next fifty years. His book Choosing Earth: Humanity's Great Transformation to a Mature Planetary Civilization discusses the possibilities that lie ahead and the vision for how we can use this time to wake up as a species. A brief recap of previous talk with additional comments, Then an exploration of how to hold the unfolding from a psychological and Dharma perspective.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2020-10-14 32 Parts of the Body—Skin, Teeth, Nails, Body Hair, Head Hair 32:44
  Bob Stahl
We are happy to announce a special opportunity to practice the 32 Parts of the Body meditation, which is rarely taught in the West. This practice deepens insight into impermanence and non-self by penetrating into the true nature and wonders of the body. We will also explore how the body interrelates with the four primary elements of earth (solidity), air (motion), fire (temperature), and water (liquidity). This methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can build immense levels of concentration, potentialities for healing, and experience the taste of deep freedom and peace. This is the 15th year of offering this class at Insight Santa Cruz and it has been truly wonderful. People have frequently reported developing a whole new relationship to their bodies with greater wisdom and compassion. We will also be hopefully doing a tour of the Cabrillo Anatomy lab to get a deeper experience of the body.
Insight Santa Cruz

2020-10-12 02 meditation: mindfulness of breathing 20:26
  Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation for beginners, starting with mindfulness of the body sitting and breathing
Auckland Insight Meditation Introduction to Insight Meditation

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