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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
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2010-03-24 The Blessings of Deep Listening 1:13:01
  Tara Brach
Our capacity to listen deeply--to our inner life and each other--is the grounds of true understanding and love. This talk explores the challenges to listening and guidelines and practices that awaken a listening heart.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2010-03-17 Realizing Your True Nature - Four Reflections 1:19:43
  Tara Brach
This talk explores a Tibetan teaching through reflection and guided meditations: Our true nature--our inherent wakefuness, openness and love--is closer than we can imagine; it is more profound than we can imagine; it is easier than we can imagine; and it is more wondrous than we can imagine.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2010-03-03 Trusting Your Basic Goodness 1:12:58
  Tara Brach
When we don't trust who we are, we are unable to be at home in our world. This talk explores how we come to be at war with ourselves and the pathway to realizing our basic goodness.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2010-02-25 Loving Kindness Meditation 31:13
  Hugh Byrne
Guided meditation on loving-kindness with some discussion of the Brahma Viharas' Divine Abodes.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2010-02-24 Living Aligned with the Heart 1:13:21
  Tara Brach
We suffer when our words or actions arise from unconscious wants and fears. This talk explores how we can awaken from the habitual ways we cause harm to ourselves and others, and live from our natural intelligence and tender warmth.

2010-02-03 Deepening Practice 1:27:12
  Tara Brach
This talk and question/answer format addresses the attitudes and practices that cultivate our natural wisdom and compassion.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2010-01-27 Presence and Aliveness I & II 1:11:54
  Tara Brach
These two talks explore how we leave our bodies, the challenge of working with pain, the pathway home to embodied awareness, and the gifts of presence and aliveness.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2010-01-20 Presence and Aliveness I & II 1:10:34
  Tara Brach
These two talks explore how we leave our bodies, the challenge of working with pain, the pathway home to embodied awareness, and the gifts of presence and aliveness.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2010-01-13 Awakening to the Sacred 65:03
  Tara Brach
The tendency to think "life should be different" and to try to control experience removes us from the wisdom and compassion that naturally gives rise to healing and transformation. We learn to trust the power of our heart and awareness by meeting both the pain and beauty of this life with sacred presence.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2010-01-06 Taking Refuge 1:16:49
  Tara Brach
The Buddha taught of three archetypal domains in which we awaken presence and realize freedom. In contrast to our habitual false refuges, these gateways of true refuge are dependable because they express the timeless truth of what we are. This talk shines a light on false refuges, guides us in exploring the meaning of each of the three Buddhist refuges and ends in a ritual of "taking refuge."
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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