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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2019-08-14 Meditation: Everything Belongs 20:34
  Tara Brach
This guided meditation awakens an embodied presence through a body scan, and invites us to rest in the breath, while allowing the different waves of sensations, feelings and sounds to come and go. When difficult experiences arise, we breathe with them, feeling them fully and mentally whispering, “this belongs,” or “this too.” By not resisting, we discover the sea of awareness that has room for all the waves.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-08-07 Part 1 – The Answer is Love: Evolving out of “Bad Other” 51:08
  Tara Brach
These two talks address the inquiry: How do we awaken from the contempt and hatred that causes so much suffering in our world? The first talk looks at how we can use the practices of mindfulness and compassion to decondition our habits of self-blame and self-hatred, as well as the importance of helping each other defuse the trance of unworthiness. The second talk extends the use of these practices to situations where we’ve locked into external “bad othering.” These times need our deepened dedication to love: By intentionally arousing compassion for ourselves and others, we directly contribute to the evolution of consciousness in our world.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-08-07 Meditation: Cultivating a Kind Attention 18:48
  Tara Brach
Using the image and felt sense of a smile, we scan through the body, and awaken a sense of aliveness, presence and tenderness. The practice then extends to mindfully include all sounds, sensations, and feelings; and when difficult experience arises, to intentionally offer care. We close with an offering of loving kindness to our own being, to others who are suffering and to all life everywhere.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-07-24 The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2 48:32
  Tara Brach
Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a small, separate self, and open to the truth and fullness of who we are. These two talks explore misunderstandings about surrender (such as the fear that we will become passive or condone injustice) and the practices that create the grounds for surrender, emotional healing, transformational activism and spiritual freedom.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-07-24 Meditation: Letting Go 20:22
  Tara Brach
One way of understanding meditation is a letting go of the habitual clenching of thoughts, the clenching that resists emotions and pulls away from aliveness itself. This meditation guides us in letting go, first through the body, and then practicing letting go of thoughts and relaxing and resting in the changing flow of experience. The blessing of letting go is a homecoming into the truth and wholeness of what we are, a realization of reality, and freedom. NOTE: Listen to the rain, too…
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-07-22 Uppekha | Guided Meditation 24:22
  Pat Coffey
Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes

2019-07-21 Uppekha (Equanimity) | Dharma Talk 52:31
  Shell Fischer
Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes

2019-07-21 Mudita | Guided Meditation 27:08
  Shell Fischer
Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes

2019-07-20 Mudita (Appreciative Joy) | Dharma Talk 60:55
  Pat Coffey
Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes

2019-07-20 Karuna | Guided Meditation 25:45
  Pat Coffey
Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes

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