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Heather Sundberg's Dharma Talks
Heather Sundberg
Heather Sundberg has taught insight meditation since 1999 and completed the Spirit Rock/IMS Teacher Training. Beginning her own meditation practice in her late teens, for the last 25 years, Heather has studied with senior teachers in the Insight Meditation (Vipassana) and Tibetan (Vajrayana) traditions and has sat 1-3 months of retreat a year for almost 20 years. She was the Spirit Rock Family & Teen Program Teacher & Manager for a decade. Between 2010- 2015 she spent a cumulative one-year in study, practice, and pilgrimage in Asia. Since 2011, she has been a Teacher at Mountain Stream Meditation Center and sister communities in the Sierra Foothills, and also teaches nationally, especially at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Her teaching emphasizes embodiment, compassion and practical wisdom.
2015-03-18 Brahma Vihara Day 18 Mudita 37:30
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat
2015-03-13 The Noble Truths 61:04
This talk on the Noble Truths includes the 3 types of dukkha, the 3 types of craving, and the multiple doorways into cessation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat
2015-03-11 Introduction to Compassion 33:46
Compassion
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat
2015-03-10 Choiceless Awareness 10:58
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat
2015-03-09 Compassion: Cultivation and Fruition 64:12
This talk explores Compassion through the following aspects: Cultivation Aspects: How to Practice and the Near Misses Wisdom Aspects: The Three Characteristics (change, suffering, not self) Fruition Aspects: Stories from ancient and modern meditators and activists
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat
2015-03-05 Metta for the familiar stranger (neutral person) 34:47
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat
2015-03-05 Mindfulness of the Body 14:43
Includes practices to calm the bodily formation and settle the nervous system.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat
2015-03-04 First Foundation of Mindfulness 61:47
Dedicated in memory of Ruth Denison, the Talk explores traditional and innovative applications of the First Foundation of Mindfulness, including Calming the Bodily Formations and nervous system, the wisdom aspects of mindfulness of the body, and mindfulness in all the postures and activities.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat
2015-03-01 Introduction to Loving-Kindness Meditation 35:40
- How metta is a practice of intention and concentration - How to work with metta difficulties and cycles of purification - How to develop authentic metta phrases - Introduction of the metta muses (categories)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat
2015-02-28 Brahmavihara Feb closing day 40:21
Transitional day Brahmavihara
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat

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