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Diana Winston's Dharma Talks
Diana Winston
My work since 2006 through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (uclahealth.org/marc) emphasizes making mindfulness teachings accessible to all, regardless of background, yet without losing depth practice. In recent years I have been teaching on Natural Awareness— the effortless, objectless, and spacious side of awareness practices. Socially engaged Buddhism is a thread woven through many of my talks-- how can we end suffering both internally and externally? Having worked with teens and young adults for many years, some of the talks are geared to young people. Finally as a mom of a tween, I'm deeply inspired by the transformative power of daily life and family practice.
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2021-06-18 A Guided Session on Opening to Natural Awareness 62:35
For those interested in natural awareness, this session includes several short meditations called Glimpse Practices to help us access our expansive, luminous nature.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness for Everyone: Practicing Across the Spectrum of Awareness
2021-06-17 The Lake of Lovingkindness 39:52
Using guided imagery, we practice loving kindness expansively. We start with ourselves and ultimately include the whole world. The lake is a metaphor, image, and guide.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness for Everyone: Practicing Across the Spectrum of Awareness
2021-06-16 Self-Directed Loving Kindness 45:25
We practice loving kindness with an emphasis on how to send it to ourselves.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness for Everyone: Practicing Across the Spectrum of Awareness
2021-06-15 The Spectrum of Awareness Practices 51:07
This talk details the Spectrum of Awareness Practice-- a map for exploring how many types of awareness meditations fit together. We explore how to move from narrow, focused awareness, through an investigative awareness, to open awareness, and to natural awareness-- an open, spacious, awareness of awareness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness for Everyone: Practicing Across the Spectrum of Awareness
2019-06-29 Q&A and Equanimity Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 38:18
with Alex Haley
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness for Everyone, The Basics and Beyond without the Hype
2019-06-29 Q&A (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 21:23
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness for Everyone, The Basics and Beyond without the Hype
2019-06-29 Day 5 Instructional Sit: The Full Spectrum of Awareness, Emphasizing Natural Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:41
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness for Everyone, The Basics and Beyond without the Hype
2019-06-28 The Spectrum of Awareness: Natural Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:57
This talk explores Natural Awareness - a spacious, effortless, open awareness of awareness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness for Everyone, The Basics and Beyond without the Hype
2019-06-27 Day 3 Guided Loving Kindness and Other Practices: Self-Compassion (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:53
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness for Everyone, The Basics and Beyond without the Hype
2019-06-25 Spectrum of Awareness Practices: Focused Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:12
This talk overviews multiple ways of practicing from focused awareness to flexible awareness to natural awareness. Specifically we deal with cultivating concentration and how it can benefit our mindfulness practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness for Everyone, The Basics and Beyond without the Hype

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