Heather Sundberg's Dharma Talks
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.
Select from Heather Sundberg's
"Cleaning Up Our Mind, Cleaning Up Our Planet"
"The Doors to the Deathless are Open!: Cycles of Awakening".
20 Years of Dharma at Spirit Rock
A Map of Transformation for Judgments
Awakening the Heart Daylong
Befriending the Difficult Person
Body as Teacher
Body as Teacher: First Foundation of Mindfulness
Brahma Vihara Day 18 Mudita
Brahma Vihara Day 24 Equanimity
Brahmavihara Feb closing day
Bridging Meditation Practice Into The World
Coming to Life: Four Noble Truths in Daily Life.
Compassion as the Path and Expression of Awakening
Compassion: Cultivation and Fruition
Darkness & Light, Suffering & The End Of Suffering
Day 3 - Morning instructional sit: Review, Thoughts and Emotions 1
Day 4: Instructions -- Sit - Q&A (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
Doorways to Peace
Equanimity: Seeds of an Appropriate Response
First Foundation of Mindfulness
Five Things Which Wake Us Up!
How Fear Transforms into Love
Humility As A Spiritual Awakening
Inspiration For Practice: The Four Heavenly Messengers
Integrating Insights and Other A-Ha Moments in the Practice
Integrating Insights into Daily Life
Introduction to Compassion
Introduction to Loving-Kindness Meditation
Is Metta Enough?
It's Workable: A Map for working with the Judgmental Mind
Letting Go: Crossing the Creek
Living the Brahma Viharas
Meeting Life with Equanimity
Metta For All Beings
Metta for the Difficult (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
Metta for the familiar stranger (neutral person)
Metta Sutta #1: The Joy of Basic Integrity
Metta Sutta Talk #2: By not holding to fixed views
Mindfulness of the Body
Mindfulness, Great Mindfulness, Wisdom and Release
Morning Instructions: Metta for the difficult person (Day 5)
Morning Instructions: Metta Overview (Day One)
Relating Wisely the Sense of Self
Riding the Eight Worldly Winds
Spirit Rock, Embodied Awakening in Difficult Times: Opening Story & Teaching
Spirit Rock, Guided Meditation: 10 Point Body Scan Lying Down Practice: taugh...
Spirit Rock, Guided Meditation: 12 Fold Breathing & Yin Breathing with Manuel...
Spirit Rock, Teaching & Guided Practice: 1st Foundation of Mindfulness & Mind...
The 5 Spiritual Faculties: "The Awakened Mind IS the Awakened Heart"
The 7 Enlightenment Factors (retreat version)
The Brahma Viharas: Shifting the Center of Gravity
The Difficulties Are the Gifts: Metta, Compassion and Their Hindrances
The Eleven Benefits of Metta
The Five Aggregates of Self.
Mindfulness, meditation and compassion practice...
The Heart of Mindfulness: The Four Foundations and The Divine Abodes
The Noble Truths
The Perfect Gift: On Mindfulness & Metta
The Power of the Five Spiritual Faculties
The Seven Factors of Enlightenment
The Two Truths: Personal Truth and Universal Truth.
The Wise Compassionate Heart
Transforming Fear Into Love (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
Transforming Judgments is Possible
Vast Sky Visited By Clouds
Wisdom-Awareness Map (MahaSati) (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
Body as Teacher
Beginning with a story of about Heather's close encounter with a monkey in India, the talk offers theory and practice on the First Foundation of Mindfulness on 'calming the bodily formation' as well as 'settling the nervous system' which are important 'dharmas of modern times'. Practices support us to work with anxiety, fear shame, judgment and other difficult emotions and reactive patterns of body and mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Angela Center)
Living Awareness Through Embodiment and Heart