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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

  
2018-11-21 Authentic Thanks Giving 49:26
Tara Brach
How do we awaken our natural capacities for gratitude and generosity? This talk explores the pathways of honest presence and purposeful cultivation, and offers several reflections that guide us in contacting and expressing our love.
2018-11-28 Meditation: Awareness, Aliveness and Space 18:36
Tara Brach
This guided meditation awakens our awareness within our body, extends to include sound, and invites a resting as awareness that includes all passing waves of experience.
2018-11-28 Part 1 – Healing Anxiety – How Meditation Frees Us 54:38
Tara Brach
Anxiety and the fear of failure is a pervasive suffering around the world. It is also increasing—along with the pace of life, over-consuming, addiction, noise, polarization and fears for our planet. How do we calm ourselves in a way that brings inner freedom and serves the healing of our larger world? These two talks explore the power of awareness in evolving ourselves beyond the anxiety that grips and confines our lives.
2018-12-05 Three Attitudes that Nourish a Liberating Practice 52:41
Tara Brach
A key spiritual inquiry is, “In this moment, what most serves awakening?” Rather than a particular style of meditation practice, it is our way of relating to our experience – our attitude – that frees our hearts. This talk explores the attitudes that are an expression of our innately open, wakeful and loving awareness, and that carry us to realization. (a favorite from the archives)
2018-12-12 Meditation: Aware and Alive 19:59
Tara Brach
Just as a cup is full with water, this body is filled with awareness. As we sense the awareness inside the body, and the awareness that listens to sounds beyond the body, we discover the continuous space of awareness that includes, and gives rise to this entire creation. Opening in this way allows for homecoming to wholeness and freedom.
2018-12-12 Part 2 – Healing Anxiety – How Meditation Frees Us 51:25
Tara Brach
Anxiety and the fear of failure is a pervasive suffering around the world. It is also increasing—along with the pace of life, over-consuming, addiction, noise, polarization and fears for our planet. How do we calm ourselves in a way that brings inner freedom and serves the healing of our larger world? These two talks explore the power of awareness in evolving ourselves beyond the anxiety that grips and confines our lives - includes working with sleep issues.
2018-12-19 Meditation: Arriving in Open Presence 18:00
Tara Brach
This meditation begins with a receptive opening to body sensations and sounds, and the invitation to rest in wakeful presence. We are reminded that each time we awaken from thoughts and arrive again in presence, we are deepening the pathway home. The sitting closes with a brief lovingkindness prayer.
2018-12-19 Three Core Capacities in Loving Fully 36:58
Tara Brach
This talk looks at three ways of awakening our hearts—seeing goodness, feeling appreciation as a bodily experience, and expressing our care. We are then guided in developing each of these capacities by focusing our attention on someone we care about, with whom we’d like to experience our full potential for loving.
2018-12-26 Meditation: Awakening the Heart – Giving and Receiving Loving Blessings 11:06
Tara Brach
Our hearts awaken as we express and receive love in an embodied, conscious way. This guided practice brings our attention to dear ones in our life, and explores how we discover deep communion through offering and letting in love.
2018-12-26 Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO 51:21
Tara Brach
Two common fears can block us from our full potential – fear of failure (FOF), and fear of missing out (FOMO). This talk explores how to meet these fears with mindful presence, and discover within them the essence energies of loving awareness and full aliveness (a favorite from the archives).
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