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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2019-06-26 Meditation: Awakening Our Full Aliveness 20:23
  Tara Brach
We cut off from our aliveness when we are lost in thoughts and on auto pilot. This meditation arouses a receptivity to sensation from “the inside out,” opens the awareness to sound, and then invites a full resting in receptive, dynamic presence (from the archives).
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-06-19 The Courage to Love – Part 2 51:40
  Tara Brach
The gateway to full intimacy and love is our capacity to open to vulnerability. These two talks look at our ways of avoiding vulnerability, and offer guidance in learning to contact and transform our fears into awake and loving presence.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-06-19 Meditation: Wakeful, Open Awareness 19:38
  Tara Brach
When we awaken our senses, we can sense in the background a wakeful openness that is our true home. This meditation guides us by first attending to the space, aliveness and awareness that fills the body, and then by sensing how interior and exterior space is continuous, and suffused with the light of awareness.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-06-12 The Courage to Love – Part 1 53:36
  Tara Brach
The gateway to full intimacy and love is our capacity to open to vulnerability. These two talks look at our ways of avoiding vulnerability, and offer guidance in learning to contact and transform our fears into awake and loving presence.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-06-12 Meditation: Effortless and Wakeful Presence 16:57
  Tara Brach
Striving in meditation only creates more tension in our psyche and a solidified sense of self. This meditation invites us to awaken our senses and relax back into the presence that is always and already here. From presence we spontaneously notice and allow the changing flow of experience, and sense the openness and wakefulness of our natural awareness.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-06-05 Meditation: Breath by Breath – Relaxing with Our Life 18:10
  Tara Brach
The breath can be a powerful portal to presence. This meditation guides us in relaxing with the breath, including the breath in a body scan, and then allowing the breath to serve as an anchor when the mind gets lost in thoughts. As we settle with the breath as a home base, we find we can then open to the changing waves of experience with increasing balance, clarity and ease.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-06-05 An Appropriate Response: Living from an Awake Heart 51:00
  Tara Brach
Much of our suffering comes from reacting to stressful situations with fear or aggression, rather than responding with wisdom and care. This talk explores the pathway of shifting from reacting to responding: this includes learning to pause, awakening the wings of mindfulness and kindness, and reconnecting with our deepest intention.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-06-01 Dharma Talk 57:35
  Hugh Byrne
Opening Our Hearts to Ourselves and the World

2019-06-01 Self-compassion Talk and Guided Meditation 36:41
  Hugh Byrne
Opening Our Hearts to Ourselves and the World

2019-06-01 Short Scan and Guided Lovingkindness Meditation 24:39
  Rebecca Hines
Opening Our Hearts to Ourselves and the World

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