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DaRa Williams's Dharma Talks
DaRa Williams
DaRa Williams is a trainer, meditation teacher and psychotherapist. DaRa has been a meditator for the past 25 years and is a practitioner of both Vipassana and Ascension meditation. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock/Insight Meditation Society Teacher Training Program and is a Guiding Teacher at IMS. She is the Program Manager and a core teacher in the current IMS Teacher Training. DaRa has been a clinician and administrator in the field of Mental Health for over 25 years and currently maintains a private practice in Manhattan. She is a certified trainer and practitioner of Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma. DaRa integrates these skills, understandings, wisdom traditions and worldviews in her intention for contributing to the ending of suffering for all beings. "It is my belief that vipassana meditation and the dharma are ideal for transforming suffering, particularly the trauma of oppression and its many vicissitudes-where the chains around our minds and hearts can be broken and dissolved. Awareness and wisdom become the vehicle for freedom and transforming lives."
2018-02-01 Day 5: Sitting Meditation with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:50
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat
2018-01-30 Day 3: Sitting Meditation with Brahma Vihara Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 17:50
self and benefactor
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat
2017-12-29 Hindrances: A New Perspective (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:54
Includes sharing Gil Fronsdal's BELLA which is a way to work with the hinderances's.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Years Insight
2017-03-21 Equanimity/Upekkha 55:59
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong Retreat
2017-03-14 Liberative Dependent Arising: Impermanence/Anicca (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:13
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong Retreat
2017-03-13 Day #16: Brahma Vihara Instruction 30:40
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong Retreat
2016-10-01 Taking refuge– what are we doing here! 59:22
Reflections on taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, with intention, consciousness and awareness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1
2016-09-20 Metta instruction. Self, friend, and benefactor 54:37
Classic instruction along with a guided meditation for benefactor
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1
2016-09-17 Compassion: First Noble Truth and wise view 54:52
Cultivating self compassion and mindfulness. Bringing mind and heart together
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1
2016-07-30 Bringing Compassion to a World on Fire: Mind and Heart Together 57:20
Compassionate action: an invitation to be fully present and engaged when things are like this!
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Insight Meditation Retreat

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