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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2017 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life

Vipassana, or Buddhist Meditation, is a way of opening to life and seeing clearly the totality of one’s being and experience. The practice is based on cultivating a present-centered mindfulness, leading to an unfolding of our natural wisdom and compassion. The focus of this retreat is to enhance intimacy with ourselves and the world. In order to help participants discover a sense of stillness and deep listening, silence will be maintained throughout the retreat except during question/answer periods and interviews with the teachers. In addition to sitting and walking meditation practice, there will be sessions of mindful movement led each day.
2017-04-28 (8 days) Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

  
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2017-04-29 Meditation: Know That You're Here 9:59
  Tara Brach
Meditation: Know That You're Here, Right Here (2017-04-29) - Given the first morning of the 2017 IMCW Spring Retreat, this meditation guides you through a body scan, opens to sounds, then expands to the body as a field of sensation. With no closing bells, it can serve as a way to start a longer meditation sit, or to start your journey for the day.
2017-04-29 Bramaviharas and Meditation: Invoking Metta 34:16
  Ruth King
2017-04-29 What Gets In the Way of Seeing Clearly 56:58
  Jonathan Foust
This talk explores the five mind states that make presence difficult or impossible. You'll learn how to recognize these states and rediscover your true nature.
2017-04-30 Radical Compassion – Part 1 58:27
  Tara Brach
Compassion is the medicine we most need as individuals and a species to heal suffering and free our spirits. The essence of compassion for ourselves and others – what I call Radical Compassion – has three key elements: it is an embodied experience (a felt sense of tenderness), it is inclusive all beings, and it naturally moves us to act from a caring heart. This two-part talk explores the alchemy of Radical Compassion and guides us in awakening this intrinsic expression of our evolutionary potential. A talk given on 4/30/2017 at the IMCW Spring Retreat
2017-05-01 AM Meditation and Instruction 29:09
  Pat Coffey
2017-05-01 AM Instruction and QA 11:49
  Pat Coffey
2017-05-01 Instruction & Meditation: A Forgiving Heart 36:04
  Tara Brach
A forgiving heart clears the way for giving and receiving love freely. This talk and meditation explores where we have become habituated in blame towards ourselves and others, and a classic three part reflection that can loosen and release the armoring around our hearts.
2017-05-01 Living in the Body 64:40
  Jonathan Foust
This talk explores the relationship between awareness and energy. You'll learn the importance of body-centered awareness and some techniques that can help you navigate the inevitable challenges that arise in meditation and in your life.
2017-05-02 Instruction and Question-Response during Retreat 9:44
  Tara Brach
Instruction and Question-Response during Retreat (2017-05-02) - Topics include individualizing your meditation practice, working with the "tangles," forgiveness practice, and using the "nurturing" of RAIN.
2017-05-02 Forgiveness Practice 40:00
  Ruth King
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