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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2022-03-28 Guided Sit--Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:40
Mark Coleman
Living with Awareness Retreat

2022-03-28 Open, Spacious Awareness Meditation | Monday Night 27:27
Jack Kornfield
Reflect on the value of a peaceful heart. What is it like to have a peaceful heart among the worldly winds of praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow, fame and disrepute. These are the worldly winds that constantly change. It's important to stop, take a pause, and feel that we are part of something so much greater than the individual life that we live. Our awareness is big enough to hold all of this, because we are awareness itself.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-03-28 Peace is Possible | Monday Night Talk 45:38
Jack Kornfield
We are in a time of great transition. The climate crisis, the pandemic, war, injustice, racism: they're all pressing on us to live in a different way. And if you live with a peaceful heart, the point is not to let your heart get hardened. Don't turn your gaze away. But see another possibility—see with the great heart of compassion. My teacher Ajahn Chah said, "We human beings are constantly in combat, at war to escape the fact of being so limited by so many circumstances we cannot control. But instead of escaping, we continue to create suffering, waging war with evil, waging war with good, waging war with what is too small, waging war with what is too big, waging war with what is too short or too long, or right or wrong, courageously carrying on the battle. It's time to stop the war. " The sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson said, "The real problem of humanity is the following: we have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology." The first response is tend the wounds, feed the hungry, and stand up for peace in whatever way you can. But there is also an inner response needed. We know where war starts—it starts in the human heart. We must make the heart a zone of peace. Set your compass to your highest intention. Something in us knows there is another way.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-03-28 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Mindfulness 57:22
Diana Winston
This talk explores the basics of mindfulness from the perspective of attention, attitude, and intention. It touches briefly on the five hindrances and includes a story about an exploding egg. Good for beginners!
Living with Awareness Retreat

2022-03-28 Mindfulness of Body and Breath Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:17:10
Mark Coleman
Mindfulness of Body and Breath Instructions - 1st day of a retreat
Living with Awareness Retreat

2022-03-24 Part 2, Dharma Talk: The Wave is the Part of the Ocean, The Ordinary is Part of the Sacred 34:59
Juliana Sloane
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2022-03-24 Embracing Strong Emotions, Part 2 (Dharma Talk & Guided Meditation) 1:12:24
Kaira Jewel Lingo
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-03-24 Embracing Strong Emotions, Part 1 (6 Step Vagal Nurturing Sequence) 7:24
Kaira Jewel Lingo
Credit for Polyvagal Nurturing based on Dr. Marti Glenn's work & research. Kaira Jewel also offers this video as an aid for Vagal Nurturing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0ozoPNTqig
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-03-24 Part 1, Guided Meditation: Grounding in the Breath with Metta 35:16
Juliana Sloane
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2022-03-23 The Story of Angulimala (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:43
Andrea Fella
Angulimala murdered 999 people before he met the Buddha. This is the story of how he came to be a murderer and how his encounter with the Buddha led to his transformation. This telling of the story emphasizes the value of sila (ethical conduct) in our own lives, and the effect our ethical conduct can have on those around us.
March Insight Meditation One Month Retreat

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