The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2019-05-31 Lovingkindness Talk and Guided Meditation 23:04
  Hugh Byrne
Opening Our Hearts to Ourselves and the World

2019-05-31 Introduction: Talk and Arrival Meditation 25:56
  Hugh Byrne
Opening Our Hearts to Ourselves and the World

2019-05-29 Meditation: Opening to Life 20:48
  Tara Brach
This guided meditation includes a mindful body scan, and awakening all our senses to our moment to moment experience. We relax open to the presence that is unobscured by thoughts, letting life be just as it is.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-05-29 Forgiveness: Releasing Ourselves and Others from Aversive Blame – Part 3 52:57
  Tara Brach
Rumi invites us to find the barriers we’ve erected against love, and a universal one is blame. These three talks are an invitation to relax those barriers, and to open our hearts to our inner life and to all beings. Part I focuses on chronic self-judgment; Part 2 on the places of deep self-condemnation, and Part 3 on where we have locked into anger, blame or hatred of others. Each includes guided reflections that can support us in directly awakening beyond the confining thoughts and feelings of blame.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-05-22 Meditation: RAIN on Self-Blame 9:45
  Tara Brach
One of the greatest roots of suffering is being at war with ourselves. This meditation, based on the acronym RAIN (recognize-allow-investigate-nurture), guides us in releasing the armoring of blame, and relating to our inner life with greater understanding and compassion.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-05-15 Compassion Towards All: Moving toward a Plant Based Diet 21:34
  Tara Brach
For most of human history it’s been “normal” to eat non-human animals. This is now changing. We are awakening to the massive suffering of the billions of animals killed each day for food, the horrors of the animal-food industry, and the impact it has on climate change (second only to fossil fuels.) In this short talk Tara shares her personal story of transitioning to a vegan diet, and invites listeners to investigate, without judgment, their own choices in this domain.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-05-11 Abiding in Emptiness 49:42
  Mary Aubry
Jhanas and Insight Retreat

2019-05-11 6 Sense Bases & & Factors of Awakening 36:50
  Mary Aubry
Jhanas and Insight Retreat

2019-05-10 Emptiness 60:00
  Mary Aubry
Jhanas and Insight Retreat

2019-05-10 Mind States, Hindrances & 5 Aggregates 45:40
  Mary Aubry
Jhanas and Insight Retreat

Creative Commons License