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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.
2018-07-06 Mindfulness and the Spectrum of Awareness Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:53
This talk introduces the basics of mindfulness. IT also explore different ways of being aware. We can view awareness practices on a spectrum from focused awareness, to flexible awareness, to natural awareness. The talk goes along with the July 9, 2018 Guided Meditation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness for Everyone
2017-09-16 The Spiritual Journey (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:44
In this talk, Diana weaves together stories from her own spiritual journey with what she sees as universal aspects of the spiritual path. She talks about obstacles that arise on the path, learning to love ourselves more deeply, the power of liberating insights, and the journey to resting in Natural Awareness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation for the Curious
2017-09-16 Instructional Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 33:30
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation for the Curious
2017-06-24 Day 5: Guided Meditation - Lake of Loving Kindness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:48
This guided visualization meditation takes us to a lake filled with loving-kindness. It starts about 20 minutes into the recording.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Foundations of Mindfulness
2017-06-24 Day 5: Guided Meditation - 3 Types of Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:57
In this instructional guided meditation we go from focused attention to choiceless awareness to natural awareness. Q & A.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Foundations of Mindfulness
2017-06-23 Trust in Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:25
This talk explores different ways we experience awareness. Starting with focused attention to choiceless awareness to natural awareness, where we rest in the luminous qualities of our mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Foundations of Mindfulness
2017-06-21 Day 2: Loving-Kindness for Self: Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:47
Introduction to loving-kindness for self, three ways to practice it, Q & A.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Foundations of Mindfulness
2017-06-21 Day 2 Morning Instructions: Mindfulness Instruction: Working With Pain (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:35
This guided meditation focuses on using mindfulness to work with pain.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Foundations of Mindfulness
2017-06-20 Mindfulness: Attitude, Attention and Intention (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:54
This introduction to mindfulness explores the elements that make mindfulness work: attitude, attention and intention. It includes many parenting examples!
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Foundations of Mindfulness
2016-06-24 Courage: A Tribute to Sayadaw U Pandita 51:06
This talk weaves together the theme of courage--in our practice and our lives--with stories about Ven. Sayadaw U Pandita who passed away in April, 2016. Diana shares personally about her complex and powerful experience as his student.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindfulness Facilitators Retreat

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