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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.
2013-12-19 The 7 Enlightenment Factors (retreat version) 63:53
Using stories from the time of the Buddha to modern day, the talk takes us on a tour of the 7 factors: mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, calm, concentration and equanimity; in their ordinary and extraordinary aspects. The tour includes "side trips" to explore the 4 Noble Truths, the 4 Wise Efforts and many practical techniques.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat
2013-10-10 The Seven Factors of Enlightenment 53:46
The seven factors of enlightenment
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2013-09-16 It's Workable: A Map for working with the Judgmental Mind 57:12
Basic map for transforming judgments. Contains lively stories, poetry and sutta references, all in the spirit of 'it's workable.' - Mindfulness: Active & receptive qualitie3s - Mindfulness of the Body & Nervous System: Practical techniques -Heart Practices: An overview -The role of Wise Effort in the practice of inquiry into mental habits The importance of Wise Friends on the path
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Transforming the Judgmental Mind
2013-02-21 The Power of the Five Spiritual Faculties 57:21
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2013-01-21 20 Years of Dharma at Spirit Rock 54:57
Heather's personal story of 20 years of practice at Spirit Rock, including teachings on the 4 Noble Truths, Lovingkindness and daily life practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2013-01-19 Metta For All Beings 64:57
Through the story of the Buddha and the mad elephant, traditional and creative techniques and inspirational and real life examples, the talk takes us on a journey of metta for all beings.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat
2012-12-20 The Five Aggregates of Self. Mindfulness, meditation and compassion practices to open up to no-self. 59:06
Talk explores many doorways of investigating the te4achings on self and no-self including developing a healthy sense of self. the four S's of self 1. simple sense of self 2. solid sense of self 3. self-interested sense of self 4. social sense of self
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation at the Solstice
2012-09-06 The Two Truths: Personal Truth and Universal Truth. 52:46
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2012-09-05 Relating Wisely the Sense of Self 33:10
Talk explores the 5 aggregates and the 3 characteristics using stories, suttas and practical exercises to develop relating wisely to the sense of self.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2012-04-26 Is Metta Enough? 49:19
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

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