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Trudy mitchell-gilkey's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
Trudy mitchell-gilkey
Trudy mitchell-gilkey is currently a lay (but aspiring) monastic, a licensed clinical social worker, a meditation teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, and a writer, drawing on nearly 20 years of private practice as a mindfulness based cognitive therapist and 15 years as a Vipassana (insight) meditation teacher. Trudy also holds a leadership position in the civil service, where she trains other clinicians to integrate mindfulness into their practice and remain faithful to evidence based practices in the treatment of mental health, substance related and co-occurring disorders.
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2015-10-14 Transcending Anger: The Metta Response to Injustice 1:15:05
Anger disguises itself as raw energy and gives us a false sense of power and control, keeps us from facing the real root of our suffering, and destroys. Metta is the raw energy of anger cooled down and transmuted into love. Metta heals, guides right action and moves the world.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2015-04-23 Heart Meditation: Resting in Loving Awareness 38:51
2015 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2015-04-21 Chanting - Metta Sutta - and Offering the Merit of Our Practice 15:33
2015 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2015-04-21 Skillful Means and Lessons Learned: Mindfulness as a Factor of the Path 51:40
So often the times when I make the most progress on the path is when I work with the most suitable skillful means for me (without judging or comparing); when I reflect on lessons learned (without looking away); and when I practice mindfulness as The Path (without exception).
2015 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2015-04-18 Chanting: Tayata-om-muni-muni, Maha-muniya-soha 5:54
2015 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2015-04-18 Metta: The Healing Parami 42:12
2015 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2015-03-11 The Cool Place 1:24:36
The Buddha's solution to suffering does not involve driving away desire or pushing it underground. The strategy that frees us is right understanding - seeing things clearly as they are - and right intention - shifting our perspective from war to loving kindness. Our untrained minds are conditioned to go right from feeling to craving, stimulus to response. But the wise investigate all phenomena with clear seeing and so learn to bear with whatever arises without need for struggle. This is our practice.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2014-05-06 Metta Chant - (with call and response) 9:00
2014 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2014-05-06 Metta Chant - (no call and response) 4:26
2014 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2014-05-06 Wise and Unwise Effort 62:01
The Buddha taught the four great endeavors in the application of wise effort. What we learn is that unwise effort uses the "white knuckle" approach to gain insight and ignores feedback, while wise effort uses wisdom to do the heavy lifting.
2014 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life

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