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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
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2018-02-21 Joy – Part 3 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love 51:21
  Tara Brach
Part 3: Joy – blossoms in the moments our hearts open boundlessly to reality, to the 10,000 joys and sorrows. This series reflects on four primary expressions of an awake, wise heart: lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. In each talk we explore the habitual patterning that blocks our full realization of these innate capacities, and the understandings and practices that nurture their unfolding.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-02-14 Meditation: Awareness is Our Home 21:29
  Tara Brach
This guided practice helps us come into our senses through a body scan. We then rest in the awareness that is listening to and feeling the changing flow of experience. When the mind drifts, the return is a relaxing back to our senses, and to the sea of awareness that includes and experiences the waves of life.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-02-14 Compassion – Part 2 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love 51:48
  Tara Brach
Part 2: Compassion – the tender resonance of heart – awakens as we allow ourselves to be touched by our shared vulnerability. This series reflects on four primary expressions of an awake, wise heart: lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. In each talk we explore the habitual patterning that blocks our full realization of these innate capacities, and the understandings and practices that nurture their unfolding.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-02-07 Meditation: Living Presence 20:58
  Tara Brach
This meditation guides us to awaken to our senses through scanning through the body and then listening to sounds. When distracted by thoughts we relax open again and again, learning to rest in the formless awareness that includes sounds, sensations and all passing experience.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-02-07 Lovingkindness – Part 1 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love 54:07
  Tara Brach
Part 1: Lovingkindness – We awaken our natural lovingkindness by learning to attend to and take in the goodness of this life. This series reflects on four primary expressions of an awake, wise heart: lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. In each talk we explore the habitual patterning that blocks our full realization of these innate capacities, and the understandings and practices that nurture their unfolding.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-01-31 Meditation: Beyond the Veil of Thinking 20:25
  Tara Brach
This meditation awakens us to the space and aliveness in these bodies, and to resting in wakeful openness. When we get lost in thought, we practice relaxing open, and exploring the gap between thoughts. By opening beyond the veil of thinking, we discover the Beingness that is home.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-01-31 Part 3 of 3 – Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us 52:20
  Tara Brach
A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning leads us to creating a bad self and turn on ourselves. These three talks explore how we subscribe to societal myths and beliefs that perpetuate this “bad othering,” and “bad selfing.” They then guide us in bring a healing attention that can reveal the goodness that lives through all beings, and our innate connectedness. A core teaching is, “the boundary to who we include in our hearts is the boundary to our freedom.”
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-01-24 Meditation: Resting in Reality 23:00
  Tara Brach
This guided practice awakens attention to sensations, sounds, space and aliveness, and encourages a continued “relaxing open” from thoughts into the living stream of experience. We are learning to recognize and rest in the moment to moment flow, “being reality,” at home in what we are.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-01-24 Part 2 of 3 – Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us 48:52
  Tara Brach
A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning leads us to creating a bad self and turn on ourselves. These three talks explore how we subscribe to societal myths and beliefs that perpetuate this “bad othering,” and “bad selfing.” They then guide us in bring a healing attention that can reveal the goodness that lives through all beings, and our innate connectedness. A core teaching is, “the boundary to who we include in our hearts is the boundary to our freedom.”
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2018-01-17 Meditation: Receiving Life with an Open Awareness 20:44
  Tara Brach
We begin with listening and then bring a receptive attention to experience the life of the body. We then open the attention to the whole field of sensations and sound, and rest in the openness and presence that includes all the changing currents of experience.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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