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2021-03-17 Some Further Pointers in Cultivating Metta, and An Introduction to Compassion and Compassion Practice 60:11
  Donald Rothberg
We first explore some further suggestions in the practice of metta, particularly related to working with distraction and an active mind, and then related to practicing when difficult states of mind, body, and emotion come up. We then begin to clarify the nature of compassion as the expression of the awakened heart in the presence of pain and difficulty. We link compassion to the understanding of the nature of how the conditioned mind reacts to what is painful, referring to the sequence from contact to grasping in the teaching on Dependent Origination, and the explication of the teaching of Dukkha (or "reactivity") and the end of Dukkha. We then explore further the receptive and active dimensions of compassion, some difficult distortions of compassion, and ways that compassion manifests toward self and others.
InsightLA :  Cultivating the Wise Heart on the Cushion and in the World: Practicing Mindfulness and the “Divine Abodes” (Lovingkindness, Compassion, Joy, Equanimity)

2021-03-16 27 talk: anatta / not-self and the five clinging-aggregates 44:10
  Jill Shepherd
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Finding the heart of freedom

2021-03-15 24 talk: impermanence 33:23
  Jill Shepherd
An introduction to the three universal characteristics of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and not-self, focusing on impermanence then briefly touching into death contemplation
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Finding the heart of freedom

2021-03-15 Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of Feeling Tone, Week 2 - Meditation 31:53
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of Feeling Tone, Spring 2021

2021-03-15 Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of Feeling Tone, Week 2 - Talk 36:38
  Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness of Feeling Tone, Spring 2021

2021-03-15 Introduction to the Brahmavihara and to Metta Practice 54:53
  Donald Rothberg
We first explore the nature of the four, interconnected brahmavihara as expressions of the "awakened heart." We then orient ourselves to the beginning of formal practice of the brahmavihara by clarifying the nature of metta (or "lovingkindness") practice.
InsightLA :  Cultivating the Wise Heart on the Cushion and in the World: Practicing Mindfulness and the “Divine Abodes” (Lovingkindness, Compassion, Joy, Equanimity)

2021-03-15 Teachings and Guided Meditation 35:19
  Gavin Milne
Breath, body and knowing thought as thought.
Gaia House Making Time for Life

2021-03-14 21 talk: the five hindrances 41:07
  Jill Shepherd
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Finding the heart of freedom

2021-03-14 Closing Session for Retreat 31:47
  Helen Stephenson
This recording also includes Yanai Postelnik.
Gaia House Insight Meditation and Yoga

2021-03-14 The Three Characteristics 41:38
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Arrow River Forest Hermitage

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