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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2002-01-09 The Power Of Intention 45:56
Tara Brach
Intention shapes our reality and is an essential part of the Buddha's Eight-Fold Path. Explore how the practice of intention -- remembering what we cherish -- can energize and guide us on the spiritual path.

2001-06-06 Desire And Awakening Spirit 53:47
Tara Brach
When desire unfolds into craving and addiction, it becomes the source of great suffering. This talk examines the nature of desire, and the attitudes and practices that allow us to relate to this energy with freedom. When regarded wisely, desire is the stream that returns us to the ocean of loving.

2001-01-01 Vipassana Meditation: Four Week Introductory Series - I 1:21:28
Tara Brach
Week I - General Introduction Mindfulness of the body and concentration on the breath adding mindfulness of sensation while encouraging opening to pleasure and pain.

2001-01-01 Vipassana Meditation: Four Week Introductory Series - II 1:27:00
Tara Brach
Week II - Mindfulness of Emotions Exploring ways of working with difficult inner weather systems.

2001-01-01 Vipassana Meditation: Four Week Introductory Series - III 1:25:32
Tara Brach
Week III - Mindfulness of Thoughts Investigating the nature of mind.

2001-01-01 Vipassana Meditation: Four Week Introductory Series - IV 1:27:02
Tara Brach
Week IV - Integrating practice into daily life.

1999-11-17 The Way Of Love: Embracing Life & Death 55:13
Tara Brach
Cultivating the courage to love unconditionally.

1999-09-14 Fully Alive- Awakening Through Embodiment 61:27
Tara Brach
The Buddha's teachings on mindfulness begin with mindfulness of our body. By cultivating embodied awareness, we develop the capacity for presence and awakening through all realms of experience.

1999-08-03 The Jewel Net Of Indra 56:06
Tara Brach
Awakening to the mystery of interdependence.

1995-03-31 Difficult Forces In Spiritual Life - part 2 51:17
Tara Brach
What are the challenging energies that all humans encounter? How do they arise? What is a wise and transformative way of working with these universal forces? These talks describe what have been classically called "The Five Hindrances" and offer instructions for responding to the weather that arises.

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