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Devon Hase's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Devon Hase
devon hase loves long retreats. Cumulatively, she’s spent four years in silent practice in the Insight and Vajrayana traditions. Since discovering meditation in 2000, she has put dharma and community at the center of her life: she spent a decade bringing mindfulness to high school and college classrooms and now teaches at the Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, and other centers around the world. She enjoys supporting practitioners with personal mentoring, and her friendly, conversational approach centers relational practice and the natural world. Along with her life partner nico, devon co-authored How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Buddhist Survival Guide for Modern Life. She continues to spend a good part of the time in wilderness retreat in Oregon, Massachusetts, and elsewhere. For more, visit devonandnicohase.com
2023-10-14 Upekkha - Abiding in Equanimity 37:17
Teaching and guided meditation on the practice of equanimity. From Ruth King: ”Equanimity can feel internally like a great mountain, with the mind solid and stable, undisturbed by the changing seasons. Or it can be like the ocean, with the mind vast, deep, and immeasurable, undisturbed by whatever swims, floats, or is housed in its waters. Equanimity can be like a strong fire — roaring, engulfing, and transmuting, undisturbed by whatever is thrown into it. Or like immense space — open, allowing, and receiving, undisturbed by the objects that arise and pass away”
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight 2023
2023-10-14 Open Awareness Meditation 54:22
A review of Satipatthana meditation, and a guided meditation working through the objects of mindfulness (body, breath, sounds, vedana, and citta), culminating in Open Awareness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight 2023
2023-10-13 Emptiness and Love 53:27
A talk about how the path of wisdom practice leads to insights into emptiness, which then lead to natural compassion and love. Starring Rohitassa, Bahiya, Ananda, and of course our beloved Buddha: "Spiritual Friendship is the Whole of the Holy Life."
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight 2023
2023-10-11 The Wisdom of Compassion Afternoon Sit with Instructions 41:12
Teaching and guided meditation on the practice of Karuna, or Compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight 2023
2023-10-10 Morning Guided Meditation on Vedana 61:13
Instructions and teaching on the second foundation of mindfulness, which is Vedana (feeling tone, or hedonic valence). A description from the Satipatthana, guided meditation, and ending reflections.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight 2023
2023-10-09 Equanimity and the Hindrances OR "Hello Little Nivarana" Evening Dharma Talk 54:48
Teachings on the five hindrances and how to hold them with equanimity. Making friends with our beautiful monsters.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Fall Insight 2023
2023-06-01 Still Flowing Water: Reflections on Nature, Intimacy, and the Power of Accompaniment on the Path (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:16
A talk on the characteristics of anicca and dukkha, with lots of stories about love and nature, fear and compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Awake in the Wild
2023-01-03 Working with Emotions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:38
Short talk and guided meditation on recognizing, allowing, investigating, and not identifying with strong emotions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat
2023-01-02 Questions and Answers about Home Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 65:28
with Devon Hase, Tuere Sala
Tuere and Devon answered questions about going home and practicing in daily life.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat
2022-12-31 An Appropriate Response (New Year's Eve Talk) (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:00
Dharma talk about Equanimity (tatramajjatata), Wise View (samma ditthi), and the teachings for a whole lifetime.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat

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