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Dharma Talks
2021-04-01 Compassion like an Old Friend 48:10
  Oren Jay Sofer
(Day 1) Compassion is the open heart's response to suffering and a profound resource for meeting life. By attending to our experience closely we can develop compassion for ourselves and the world with the care and strength of an old friend.
Insight Meditation Retreats Steadying the Heart

2021-03-31 Meditation: Relaxing Back into Presence 11:55
  Tara Brach
When we are stressed, our body and mind contract, and energetically we resist the life in the present moment. This meditation helps de-condition the stress reaction by guiding us to relax open from thoughts, relax physical tension, and gently relax back over and over into living presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2021-03-31 Fear of Aging: Finding Freedom in this Impermanent World – Part 2 64:02
  Tara Brach
While it’s natural to have fears of what’s ahead, when we learn to face the inevitability of change and loss without resistance, we discover true peace and freedom in the midst. In a very direct way, our awareness of impermanence awakens unconditional loving. These two talks explore the ways we habitually deny or resist reality, and the three interrelated pathways—refuge in the present moment, love and awareness—that liberate us.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2021-03-31 Doing and Not-Doing in Meditation and Daily Life 3 68:17
  Donald Rothberg
We start with a brief review of what we’ve explored in the last two sessions on this theme, including the importance of both doing and not-doing in Buddhist practice and the nature of identification with the “doer” (and the related themes of self, time, and the future). We then go into more depth inquiring into the nature of the “doer,” including a brief guided meditation looking into the experience of “doing” and opening to not-doing in meditation. We lastly further investigate traditions (Jewish, Christian, Taoist, and Buddhist) that point to the importance of a doing coming out of not-doing, and ways that we can experience and explore this doing coming out of not-doing in daily life, including in the experiences of creativity in art and music, and being “in the zone” in sports.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-03-29 Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of Feeling Tone, Week 4 - Meditation 35:38
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of Feeling Tone, Spring 2021

2021-03-29 Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of Feeling Tone, Week 4 - Talk 29:16
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of Feeling Tone, Spring 2021

2021-03-29 Merit & Blessings 41:52
  Brian Lesage
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community FIMC Monday Night Talks

2021-03-29 Questions and Answers The Cauldron of Emotions 23:18
  Amita Schmidt
Question and Answers including: What is the one breath and one awareness? What is a spiritual bypass? What is a way to open up space when stuck in emotions? How do we act with right action in Buddhism?
Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community

2021-03-28 Befriending Ourselves Daylong 4:26:41
  James Baraz
James Baraz and Eve Decker When we develop a basic kindness towards ourselves we not only learn to accept the difficult parts, but in the process embrace our humanity and see more clearly the beauty that's inside. As we do that we allow our goodness and True Nature to shine through. This becomes a gift to everyone we meet, a healing energy that awakens the goodness in others as well.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2021-03-28 Worse Than Death 31:40
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

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