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2021-09-20 Forgiving Heart | Monday Night Talk 53:08
Jack Kornfield
There’s a truth and reality deeper than conflict. We are not the stories we tell ourselves. How do we touch our measure of suffering? With a forgiving heart. Step out of the tyranny of self-judgment. Forgive yourself for being a learner in this life. Three principles of wise forgiveness of others: 1. Forgiveness is not weak, naïve. It’s not "forgive or forget." It takes real courage. Forgiveness does not condone what happened nor allow it to continue. 2. Forgiveness is not quick. It is often a long, difficult, tender process of the heart digesting the pain of what happened. 3. Forgiveness is not for them—it’s for you. It’s about our own heart not being chained to the past. Sometimes it's your loving heart that opens your broken heart. We can let go. We can put down the burden of resentment. We can live with a gracious heart.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-09-20 Loving Forgiveness - Monday Night Dharma Talk 54:49
Jack Kornfield
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2021-09-20 Short Reflection on the Relationship Between Suffering and Joy; Silent Meditaiton 46:23
Laura Bridgman
Gaia House Exploring the Brahmaviharas: Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity

2021-09-19 Evening Dharma Talk 57:18
Howard Cohn
Integrating life into practice
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Days of Awe: Discovering our Humanity

2021-09-19 Answers to Retreatants Written Questions; Silent Meditation. 50:57
Laura Bridgman
Gaia House Exploring the Brahmaviharas: Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity

2021-09-19 There Must Be an Other Way 1:35:45
Pascal Auclair
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTQAI+ Community

2021-09-19 Reflections on Compassion; More on Walking Meditation and Compassion 23:05
Laura Bridgman
This recording also includes Ajahn Jutindharo.
Gaia House Exploring the Brahmaviharas: Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity

2021-09-19 Guided Body Work & Metta Meditation 41:59
Ajahn Jutindharo
Gaia House Exploring the Brahmaviharas: Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity

2021-09-18 Counteracting Internalized Hatred With Benevolence 61:33
Pascal Auclair
How, as LGBTQAI2S+, can Metta help us heal from internalized homophobia? A few words and a guided meditation
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTQAI+ Community

2021-09-18 Compassion; Turning to the Suffering 1:43:13
Ajahn Jutindharo
Gaia House Exploring the Brahmaviharas: Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity

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