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

2019 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.
2019-05-03 (8 days) Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

  
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2019-05-03 Opening Retreat Talks - 63:19
Tara Brach
Introductions, Orientation, Instructions Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, La Sarmiento, Kate Johnson
2019-05-04 Meditation - First Morning 16:58
Tara Brach
2019-05-04 Meditation: Retreat Instructions, Day 1: Arriving in Presence 0:00
Jonathan Foust
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In this first morning of a week-long meditation retreat, you’ll be guided through a centering body scan and directed to an anchor of your choosing. You’ll hear occasional reminders to help support your practice of arriving and settling in the here and now. These instructions are from the 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat.
2019-05-04 Meditation: Retreat Instructions, Day 1: Arriving in Presence 13:01
Jonathan Foust
In this first morning of a week-long meditation retreat, you’ll be guided through a centering body scan and directed to an anchor of your choosing. You’ll hear occasional reminders to help support your practice of arriving and settling in the here and now. These instructions are from the 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat.
2019-05-04 Finding Common Ground Metta 33:05
La Sarmiento
From my teacher Thea Elijah, through establishing our connection to the earth, we create common ground upon which we realize our interconnectedness. This meditation guides us through this process so that we can offer lovingkindness to ourselves, a beloved, a neutral person, a difficult person, and all beings.
2019-05-04 Making Friends With Your Body 59:37
Kate Johnson
Working with common meditation obstacles through embodied awareness...
2019-05-05 Meditation: Retreat Instructions, Day 2 34:56
Tara Brach
2019-05-05 Meditation: Embodying Gratitude 42:48
Jonathan Foust
This guided heart meditation explores the practice of bringing gratitude and compassion deeply into the felt-sense of your body and systematically offering well-being and best-wishes to others. This meditation is from the 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat.
2019-05-06 Meditation: Retreat Instructions, Day 3: Arriving and Investigating the Flow 37:28
Jonathan Foust
In this third morning of a week-long meditation retreat, you’ll be guided through a centering body scan, directed to an anchor of your choosing with options to more deeply investigate what is present, particularly emotions. Toward the end of the meditation you’ll be invited to rest in presence. These instructions are from the 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat.
2019-05-06 Meditation: Equanimity (Upekkha) 29:41
Kate Johnson
Cultivating a wise heart on the path to societal transformation...
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