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Dharma Talks
2018-10-04 The Mystery Continues (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 39:27
  Wes Nisker
Musings on evolution
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Evolving Together: Mindfulness Meditation and Modern Science

2018-10-04 "The Third Precept: Trauma, Respect and Cultural Wake Up" 62:22
  James Baraz
The Third Precept is: I undertake the training precept to refrain for sexual misconduct. After Christine Blasey Ford's moving testimony at the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, this talk explores this cultural moment together. The impact of sexual assault, importance of courage, especially of women, to speak the truth in the face of animosity and criticism and the power of fierce compassion are discussed.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2018-10-04 Day Three, Sitting Meditation with Guided Practices (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:07
  Rick Hanson
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Evolving Together: Mindfulness Meditation and Modern Science

2018-10-04 Day Three, Morning Instructions: Working with Emotions with R.A.I.N. (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 19:08
  Nikki Mirghafori
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Evolving Together: Mindfulness Meditation and Modern Science

2018-10-03 Being a Scientist of Our Own Mind (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:15
  Nikki Mirghafori
Our magnificent heart-mind-body is our laboratory. First, a deep respect and humility for how little we know (specifically about the brain) is to be embraced, in order not to reduce the totality of our amazing humanity to materialist neuralism, especially with simplified or outdated models (e.g., the Triune theory with reptilian brain, etc.). Also essential are a scientific “holy” curiosity (also known as the factor of investigation) and gentle perseverance. Finally, a true scientist is inspired by awe and the mystery of the ineffable, not just to “get a prize” — or, as it applies to our meditation practice, simply undertaking it for the sake of self improvement.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Evolving Together: Mindfulness Meditation and Modern Science

2018-10-03 Meditation: Coming Home with the Breath 14:48
  Tara Brach
Our breath is always available as a pathway back to presence. This simple meditation guides us to relax and awaken in the body, and then establishes the breath as a home base for our attention. Our practice is to notice when the mind becomes distracted, and gently return to our breath and senses. This helps the mind to become increasingly settled, calm and clear. We close with a short heart blessing.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-10-03 Part 1: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom 51:22
  Tara Brach
The Buddha said, “I would not be teaching this (a path of awakening) if genuine happiness and freedom were not possible.” While this is our potential, we each have deep conditioning to get stuck in feelings of fear, deficiency and separation from others. These talks explore the two interdependent pathways of undoing the conditioning that blocks our potential. In Part I we will look at how we can intentionally arouse states of wellbeing, and with practice, develop them into ongoing traits that bring presence and joy to our lives. In Part II, we will investigate how to cultivate an unconditional presence, and the radical acceptance and love, that are the grounds of true happiness and inner freedom.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-10-03 Day Two, Sitting Meditation with Guided Practices (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 39:40
  Wes Nisker
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Evolving Together: Mindfulness Meditation and Modern Science

2018-10-03 Day Two, Sitting with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:21
  Rick Hanson
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Evolving Together: Mindfulness Meditation and Modern Science

2018-10-03 Morning Reflection – Faith 42:38
  Marcia Rose
Faith: a wholesome & beautiful mental favor that develops & blossoms through our practice. “Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders." — Henry David Thoreau
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 1 - November 5, 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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