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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2019-05-04 Meditation - First Morning 16:58
  Tara Brach
2019 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life

2019-05-03 Four Noble Truths 56:10
  Mary Aubry
Jhanas and Insight Retreat

2019-05-03 Opening Retreat Talks - 63:19
  Tara Brach
Introductions, Orientation, Instructions Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, La Sarmiento, Kate Johnson
2019 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life

2019-05-03 Self Metta 50:03
  Mary Aubry
Jhanas and Insight Retreat

2019-05-02 Introduction and Access Concentration 43:46
  Mary Aubry
Jhanas and Insight Retreat

2019-05-01 Forgiveness: Releasing Ourselves and Others from Aversive Blame – Part 2 54:51
  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

2019-05-01 Meditation: Being Here 22:40
  Tara Brach
This practice sets the atmosphere of loving presence with a smile-down and waking up all the senses. We relax into open awareness, receptive to the breath or whatever waves of experience are calling for attention. The invitation is to rest in Hereness, fully awake in presence. The meditation ends with a short offering of blessings.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-04-24 Meditation: Awakening Our Energy Body 19:49
  Tara Brach
This meditation scans the body and directly invites the awakening of key energy centers (chakras) in our body. We then rest in the openhearted awareness that includes this ever changing creative flow of aliveness. We close with a prayer of loving kindness. "No matter how often the mind drifts, all that really matters is the quality of heart in the way you come back… to come back with interest and friendliness to this moment, then you plant those seeds for whatever else arises."
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-04-24 Equanimity: A Heart That is Ready for Anything (Duck Meditation) 50:28
  Tara Brach
Equanimity is the quality of presence that is open, balanced and non-reactive. As this talk explores, when equanimity is lacking, we become easily lost in trance, identified as a defended and controlling egoic self. When present, the solidity and constriction of egoic self dissolves, and our heart is free to respond to life with love, compassion, forgiveness and joy. Note: this talk is a favorite from the 2014 archives and includes the “Duck Meditation” and bricklayer stories.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-04-17 Meditation: Sea of Loving Presence 22:14
  Tara Brach
In this meditation we begin with the image and felt sense of a smile to arouse an atmosphere of care, and allow that caring presence to fill our body and the entire field of awareness. We then open to the changing experience of breath, sensations, feelings, sound and thoughts. By resting in a wakeful and open heartspace, we can include all the passing waves with ease and tenderness.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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