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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
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2017-12-28 Remembering and Choosing Loving Presence (retreat talk) 63:09
  Tara Brach
We are conditioned to go into a limbic trance—an emotional reactivity to life within and around us—that keeps us identified with a limited, separate sense of self. This talk helps us to identify the flags of trance, and to bring a healing attention that frees us to live our moments with creativity, wisdom and love. Includes the RAIN of Self-Compassion. (from the 2017 IMCW New Year’s Retreat)
2017 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion

2017-12-28 Meditation: Loving Kindness for Ourselves 39:00
  Kaira Jewel Lingo
In this meditation, we begin by visualizing benefactors offering us kindness, care and acceptance. We practice to truly let this in, and fill our bodies and minds. Then we begin to generate it for ourselves. (Gratitude to John Makransky for inspiration from his "Receiving the Healing, Liberating Power of Love" meditation.)
2017 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion

2017-12-28 Meditation: Basic Body Scan 20:00
  Tara Brach
From the first morning of the IMCW 2017 New Year’s retreat, Tara offers an introductory meditation with a body scan, bringing focus to the breath, sounds, then resting in awareness.
2017 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion

2017-12-27 Meditation: The Five Precepts 7:43
  Kaira Jewel Lingo
2017 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion

2017-12-20 My Religion is Kindness – Part 2 32:38
  Tara Brach
Authentic kindness must include the life within us. These two talks examine the movement from an armored to a free and loving heart. The first looks at how we can awaken from the trance of unworthiness and establish a genuinely caring relationship with our inner life. In the second we explore how self-kindness awakens us to the heartspace that naturally includes all of life. This talk is dedicated especially to youthful listeners on this solstice evening.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-12-20 Meditation: “Yes” to Life 13:00
  Tara Brach
This guided practice awakens a relaxed and friendly attention that rests in the breath and opens to whatever is arising. We deepen that presence with the intention to truly say “Yes” to experience, allowing life to be just as it is.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-12-13 Meditation: Boundless, Loving Awareness 21:05
  Tara Brach
Learning how to recognize and rest in spaciousness, allows us to discover the love and wakefulness that is our source. This meditation guides us to discover interior space, exterior space, and then the continuous space that is suffused with awareness. We then explore how that awareness is experienced as heartspace—vast, illuminated and tender.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-12-13 My Religion is Kindness – Part 1 54:23
  Tara Brach
Authentic kindness must include the life within us. These two talks examine the movement from an armored to a free and loving heart. The first looks at how we can awaken from the trance of unworthiness and establish a genuinely caring relationship with our inner life. In the second we explore how self-kindness awakens us to the heartspace that naturally includes all of life.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-12-06 Meditation: Alert Inner Stillness 20:00
  Tara Brach
Behind the changing sounds, sensations, feelings and thoughts is an alert inner stillness that is purely aware. This meditation begins with accessing the receptivity of a smile, awakening through the body and opening the senses. We then sense the background of awareness and relax back to inhabit that wholeness. When the mind is distracted, the pathway home is a relaxing back, and the essential practice is non-doing, allowing life to be just as it is.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-12-06 Awakening from the Trance of Fear – Part 2 51:01
  Tara Brach
While fear is a natural and intelligent emotion, when fear goes on overdrive, we are in a trance of fear that contracts our body, heart and mind. Our resistance to the direct experience of fear sustains the trance and leads to decisions and behaviors that harm ourselves and others. Only by facing fear with mindfulness and compassion can we awaken from trance and reconnect with our capacity for creativity and full aliveness, wisdom and love.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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