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Shell Fischer's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
Shell Fischer
Shell Fischer, founder and guiding teacher of Mindful Shenandoah (www.mindfulvalley.com) offers more than 25 years of mindfulness practice and study.
2019-07-21 Uppekha (Equanimity) | Dharma Talk 52:31
Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes
2019-07-21 Mudita | Guided Meditation 27:08
Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes
2019-07-19 Karuna (Compassion) | Dharma Talk 47:49
Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes
2019-07-19 Metta | Guided Meditation 27:25
Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes
2018-09-26 The Mighty Force of Mudita - Sympathetic Joy 44:14
As the great Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn tells us, “Suffering is not enough.” In order for us to not be pulled under by the great forces of greed, hatred, and delusion in our world, the teachings urge us to continually and consciously nurture the heart and mind states of kindness, compassion, peace, and joy (mudita), which includes a deep wish or aspiration for all beings to be happy and to know the causes of happiness – including ourselves. During this talk, Shell dives into the rich practice of Mudita, and shows us how it can help to more fully open and expand our hearts, and discover more joy in our lives.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2017-10-18 Finding Peace in the Chaos 41:13
"If you don't become the ocean, you will be seasick every day." ~ Leonard Cohen - During this talk, Shell will be offering a variety of different mindfulness methods we can use to approach and re-discover the calm, peace, and ease of equanimity -- or balanced awareness -- in the face of what are often called the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows that make up all the days and moments of our lives. Shell will explore how, through our meditation practice, we can learn to accept and welcome each moment -- life as it IS -- with as much peace, compassion, and kindness as we can muster, without falling into despair and resignation, and without making anything wrong -- especially ourselves.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2017-10-18 Meditation 27:52
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2017-07-24 Meditation: Upekkha/Equanimity 28:31
In the Buddhist teachings, these four practices–loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity–are considered the highest qualities of heart and emotional wellbeing.
Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes
2017-07-23 Meditation: Mudita/Sympathetic Joy 29:57
In the Buddhist teachings, these four practices–loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity–are considered the highest qualities of heart and emotional wellbeing.
Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes
2017-07-21 Talk: Karuna/Compassion 42:43
In the Buddhist teachings, these four practices–loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity–are considered the highest qualities of heart and emotional wellbeing.
Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes

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