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2019-02-14 Preliminary Meditation Instructions for Retreat 43:59
  Brian Lesage
This talk offers guidance into some of the fundamentals of meditation practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Finding Freedom Through Insight Meditation

2019-02-14 Exploring Anatta Frees the Love in Our Hearts - Talk 64:04
  Rebecca Bradshaw
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2019-02-14 Die vier Verzerrungen 64:37
  Yuka Nakamura
Unsere Wahrnehmung schafft unsere erlebte Welt. Probleme entstehen, wenn wir uns dieser Tatsache erstens nicht bewusst sind und zweitens, wenn die Wahrnehmung in einer leidschaffenden Weise verzerrt ist. Der Vortrag bespricht die vier Verzerrungen, welche unsere gewöhnliche Wahrnehmung kennzeichnen und Leiden verursachen. Durch die Praxis des Satipatthana-Sutta können diese Verzerrungen korrigiert werden.
Seminarhaus Engl

2019-02-14 Day 12 - Brahma Vihara Practice - Metta for Difficult Persons (part 2) & All Beings (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:51
  James Baraz
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2019-02-14 Day 12 - Morning Sit with Instructions - Intention (Retreat a t spirit Rock) 49:12
  James Baraz
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2019-02-13 Samadhi and Insight (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 67:53
  Richard Shankman
Discussion of a range of ways samadhi is understood and practiced, and a range of ways insight is practiced in relation to samadhi.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

2019-02-13 Meditation: Relaxing Back into Living Presence 18:54
  Tara Brach
When we are lost in thoughts our mind contracts, our body tightens and we disconnect from true openheartedness. The pathway home is through “relaxing back” and reopening our attention to our senses, relaxing through our body, and gently contacting the felt sense in our heart. By repeatedly relaxing back, we become increasingly familiar with the vibrancy, tenderness and openness of true presence. “It’s from a relaxed presence that we can most feel the tenderness of our hearts."
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-02-13 Spiritual Reparenting 52:29
  Tara Brach
When we are not sufficiently nurtured in childhood, we are inclined toward anxiety, depression, addiction and other forms of suffering. In a deep way, we do not feel at home with others. We are disconnected from our own body, heart and spirit. This talk explores how meditation offers “spiritual reparenting” as we learn to bring interest, understanding and love to our own inner vulnerability. This process of healing extends to our relationships with others and our larger society – by reaching out to widening circles with interest and care, we bring increasing harmony and peace to our world (a favorite from the archives). “That question: Where does it hurt? We need to address it to everyone, if we really want to understand each other.” Ruby Sales
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-02-13 The Path is Beautiful and Pleasant and Joyful and Familiar 0:00

2019-02-13 Day 11 - Instruction for Mindfulness of Vedana (2nd Foundation) (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:54
  Tempel Smith
Instruction and guided meditation on the 2nd foundation of mindfulness called vedana (feeling tone). This is the factor of each moment of consciousness which is pleasant, unpleasant and neutral. Being able to be mindful of vedana allows us to cut off our reactivity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Monthlong

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