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2021-03-25 03 talk: Wise Intention and the bliss of renunciation 29:48
  Jill Shepherd
Auckland Insight Meditation Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-03-25 How to Not Go Crazy 41:31
  Ajahn Sucitto
On account of the untrained citta, consciousness is skewed – its input is unstable, unsatisfactory, doesn’t fit. It can make one feel crazy. How to get free? In meditation we practice disengagement, the possibility to be ‘with it’ rather than ‘in it’. Lingering in that space, what can arise is action based on sanity, that comes from a trained and healthy citta.
Cittaviveka 2021 Cittaviveka Winter Retreat Closing Group Practice

2021-03-24 Meditation: Embodying Loving Awareness 19:22
  Tara Brach
Love is often abstract, and not fully alive. In this practice, with the supportive image and felt sense of a smile, we are guided to awaken loving in our body, mind and whole being.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2021-03-24 Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO 51:03
  Tara Brach
There are two common fears that 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).
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2021-03-24 32 Parts of the Body—Head hair, Body hair, Nails, Teeth, Skin, Flesh, Sinews, Bones, Bone Marrow, Kidneys, Heart, Liver, Diaphragm, Spleen, Lungs, Large Intestines, Small Intestines, Stomach, Feces, Brain, Bile, Phlegm, Pus, Blood, Sweat, Fat 48:20
  Bob Stahl
We are happy to announce a special opportunity to practice the 32 Parts of the Body meditation, which is rarely taught in the West. This practice deepens insight into impermanence and non-self by penetrating into the true nature and wonders of the body. We will also explore how the body interrelates with the four primary elements of earth (solidity), air (motion), fire (temperature), and water (liquidity). This methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can build immense levels of concentration, potentialities for healing, and experience the taste of deep freedom and peace. This is the 15th year of offering this class at Insight Santa Cruz and it has been truly wonderful. People have frequently reported developing a whole new relationship to their bodies with greater wisdom and compassion. We will also be hopefully doing a tour of the Cabrillo Anatomy lab to get a deeper experience of the body.
Insight Santa Cruz

2021-03-24 The Work of Ease 40:23
  Ajahn Sucitto
It’s a natural inclination for citta not to suffer, but it’s confused, it needs to be trained. Citta can turn away from the tangles of ignorance towards signs that produce ease. Training with nimbleness and flexibility, citta becomes grounded, stable, not easily knocked over, easily handling what comes its way.
Cittaviveka 2021 Cittaviveka Winter Retreat Closing Group Practice

2021-03-23 The Koan of Kyozan Joshu Roshi 36:04
  Brian Lesage
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community

2021-03-23 Deepening in Emptiness 66:43
  Guy Armstrong
Emptiness has been one of the most important themes in Buddhist teachings since their very beginning. This talk will explore how the realization of emptiness unfolds in us through dharma practice to lead to greater and greater degrees of freedom.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2021-03-23 Open the Centre, Reset the Boundaries 35:56
  Ajahn Sucitto
Meditation is often approached from the standpoint of a person who ‘does’ the meditating. This self view is not a position that will give rise to calm or release – it’s the condition we want to be released from. Meditation can be used to change the ways we attend that form the separate self. Eventually the steadiness of mindfulness, rather than the ‘I am’ sense’, can become the orientation.
Cittaviveka 2021 Cittaviveka Winter Retreat Closing Group Practice

2021-03-22 Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of Feeling Tone, Week 3 - Meditation 36:25
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of Feeling Tone, Spring 2021

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