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Diana Winston's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Diana Winston
My work since 2006 through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (uclahealth.org/marc) emphasizes making mindfulness teachings accessible to all, regardless of background, yet without losing depth practice. In recent years I have been teaching on Natural Awareness— the effortless, objectless, and spacious side of awareness practices. Socially engaged Buddhism is a thread woven through many of my talks-- how can we end suffering both internally and externally? Having worked with teens and young adults for many years, some of the talks are geared to young people. Finally as a mom of a tween, I'm deeply inspired by the transformative power of daily life and family practice.
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2022-03-29 Guided Sit--Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 66:52
Living with Awareness Retreat
2022-03-29 Morning sit with Instruction (Retreat at Sprit Rock) 57:37
Living with Awareness Retreat
2022-03-28 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Mindfulness 57:22
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
2021-06-18 A Guided Session on Opening to Natural Awareness 62:35
For those interested in natural awareness, this session includes several short meditations called Glimpse Practices to help us access our expansive, luminous nature.
Mindfulness for Everyone: Practicing Across the Spectrum of Awareness
2021-06-17 The Lake of Lovingkindness 39:52
Using guided imagery, we practice loving kindness expansively. We start with ourselves and ultimately include the whole world. The lake is a metaphor, image, and guide.
Mindfulness for Everyone: Practicing Across the Spectrum of Awareness
2021-06-16 Self-Directed Loving Kindness 45:25
We practice loving kindness with an emphasis on how to send it to ourselves.
Mindfulness for Everyone: Practicing Across the Spectrum of Awareness
2021-06-15 The Spectrum of Awareness Practices 51:07
This talk details the Spectrum of Awareness Practice-- a map for exploring how many types of awareness meditations fit together. We explore how to move from narrow, focused awareness, through an investigative awareness, to open awareness, and to natural awareness-- an open, spacious, awareness of awareness.
Mindfulness for Everyone: Practicing Across the Spectrum of Awareness
2019-06-29 Q&A and Equanimity Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 38:18
with Alex Haley
Mindfulness for Everyone, The Basics and Beyond without the Hype
2019-06-29 Q&A (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 21:23
Mindfulness for Everyone, The Basics and Beyond without the Hype
2019-06-29 Day 5 Instructional Sit: The Full Spectrum of Awareness, Emphasizing Natural Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:41
Mindfulness for Everyone, The Basics and Beyond without the Hype

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