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Dharma Seed is dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. Since the early 1980's, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers offering the vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) practices of Theravada Buddhism. N…

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    Donald Rothberg: Cultivating Metta (Lovingkindness, Love, Friendliness)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 63:18


    (Spirit Rock Meditation Center) The aim of our practice is to develop wisdom, love, and skillful action in our lives. We commonly cultivate these capacities separately and then integrate them. In this session, we first explore the nature of Metta, its etymology in words suggesting "friendliness" and "friendship," and the ancient vocation, found in multiple spiritual traditions of cultivating Metta or love or kindness. We then look at the multiple ways of developing Metta, both in formal practice and in daily life, and examine briefly some of the challenges in cultivating Metta. Then we have a guided meditation the last 15 minutes exploring "Radiating Metta," a way of practicing likely closer to how the Buddha taught Metta. We follow this with discussion.

    Donald Rothberg: Guided Meditation: Metta (Lovingkindness) Practice

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 40:15


    (Spirit Rock Meditation Center) We start with a short introduction to Metta (Lovingkindness) Practice, working with phrases that tend to evoke Metta, kindness, good will, etc. Then there's a 10-minute period of settling (with mindfulness practice), followed by about 20 minutes of Metta Practice, with beings with whom Metta flows well.

    Brian Lesage: A Moment of Kindness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 34:39


    (Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community)

    Ayya Anandabodhi: Morning Reflections on Anatta

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 20:08


    (Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery)

    Devon Hase: Qi Gong - 18 Movements

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 44:38


    (Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center) Warm-up and Shibashi 18-movement session of Qi Gong

    Ariya B. Baumann: Metta in the Suttas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 87:43


    (Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) Some examples from the suttas where the Buddha talked about metta, each kind act of metta matters

    Ariya B. Baumann: Metta in the Suttas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 87:43


    (Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centre) Some examples from the suttas where the Buddha talked about metta, each kind act of metta matters

    Pamela Weiss: Guided Meditation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 29:00


    (San Francisco Insight Meditation Community)

    Pamela Weiss: Heartbreak in America

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 52:26


    (San Francisco Insight Meditation Community)

    Ayya Santussika: The Hindrance of Sensual Desire

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2023 71:36


    (Karuna Buddhist Vihara)

    Ariya B. Baumann: Just Like Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 89:39


    (Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) Other beings are just like me – I am just like others, metta and forgiveness, with metta you become a piece of art

    Ariya B. Baumann: Just Like Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 89:39


    (Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centre) Other beings are just like me – I am just like others, metta and forgiveness, with metta you become a piece of art

    Sylvia Boorstein: Listen to the Rain & Knit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 107:26


    (Spirit Rock Meditation Center) Short meditation, dharma talk, and group discussion

    Ariya B. Baumann: Metta Is a Universal Quality

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 91:22


    (Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centre) Metta is not restricted to any religion or spiritual tradition, nor to human beings. Metta is like a flower garland, adorning the heart & mind

    Ayya Santacitta: Dharma the Supreme Medicine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 52:50


    (Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery) Reflection & Guided Meditation for San Francisco Dharma Collective

    Ariya B. Baumann: Metta Is a Universal Quality

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 91:22


    (Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) Metta is not restricted to any religion or spiritual tradition, nor to human beings. Metta is like a flower garland, adorning the heart & mind

    Nikki Mirghafori: Receive and Release the Breath

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 29:49


    Nikki Mirghafori: The Crucial and Everyday Practice of Wise Speech: What Questions Should We Ask Ourselves?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 45:39


    Ariya B. Baumann: The Spirit of Metta

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 91:28


    (Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centre) The cultivation of metta (metta bhavana) needs, care, devotion, time & patience

    Tara Brach: Meditation, Psychedelics, Mortality: A conversation with Tara Brach and Roland Griffiths

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 102:05


    (Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC) Roland is a long-term meditator, a psychopharmacologist and professor at Johns Hopkins, and a leader in researching the clinical effects of psychedelics, including their impact on those struggling with cancer, depression or addiction. At the end of 2021, he discovered he had incurable stage 4 Colon Cancer. This conversation explores the relationship between meditation and psychedelics, and how they both can serve profound spiritual awakening and deep inner freedom in the face of mortality.

    Tara Brach: Meditation: The Silence That is Listening

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 10:08


    (Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC) Listening to sounds is a powerful way to quiet the thinking mind and connect with the natural openness of awareness. This meditation emphasizes the anchor of listening, and guides us to relax through our bodies and let sounds wash through us. In this receptivity we find a homecoming to full presence and peace.

    Donald Rothberg: Buddhist Practice and the Spirituality and Nonviolence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 65:34


    Tuere Sala: Evening talk at the MLK retreat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 65:51


    (Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center)

    Brian Lesage: Inspiration & Martin Luther King

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 24:26


    (Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community)

    Tuere Sala: Morning Instructions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 50:07


    (Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center)

    Mark Nunberg: Awakening Factor of Investigation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 25:32


    (Common Ground Meditation Center) Buddhist Studies Week 2

    Mark Nunberg: Awakening Factor of Investigation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 39:52


    (Common Ground Meditation Center) Buddhist Studies Week 2

    Shelly Graf: Evening talk at the MLK retreat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 47:51


    (Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center)

    Ajahn Sucitto: Ajahn Chah's Dhamma Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 60:10


    (Cittaviveka) How to stay at ease in the world as it is.

    Tuere Sala: Metta at the MLK retreat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 56:52


    (Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center)

    Ajahn Sucitto: Body, heart and awareness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 26:06


    (Cittaviveka)

    Donald Rothberg: Day 5 Evening Talk: Metta Practice and the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 63:28


    (Spirit Rock Meditation Center) On Dr. King's birthday, we explore three broad areas connecting metta practice, Buddhist wisdom teachings, and other heart practices, with the life and approach of Dr. King: (1) the deep resonance between metta practice and the grounding in love and the beloved community that is central for King; (2) the close parallels between the development of non-reactivity aiming at the end of dukkha in Buddhist practice and the teachings and practices of nonviolent action; and (3) the other aspects of the awakened heart central for Dr. King, including empathy, compassion, forgiveness, joy, and equanimity. Included is the playing of three short recordings of Dr. King speaking.

    Ajahn Sucitto: Guided Meditation - Aspects of Puja

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 23:07


    Eugene Cash: The Powerful Dharma of Love & Freedom – Martin Luther King JR

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 57:19


    (San Francisco Insight Meditation Community)

    Beth Sternlieb: Day 5 Brahmavihara Practices: Mudita Appreciative Joy (Retreat at Spirit Rock)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 32:02


    (Spirit Rock Meditation Center) Gratitude and Joy nourish us on the Path.

    Beth Sternlieb: Day 4 Metta and Compassion, the Activity of Wisdom (Retreat at Spirit Rock)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 47:11


    (Spirit Rock Meditation Center) Metta is more than a feeling. it is an intention that arises from wisdom... the understadning of inter-being and cause and effect..

    Ayya Santussika: Attachments - How to Avoid Entanglement

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 66:34


    (Karuna Buddhist Vihara)

    Gullu Singh: Day 4 Morning Sit with Instructions: Mettā for the Neutral Person (Retreat at Spirit Rock)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 53:47


    (Spirit Rock Meditation Center) Some reflections about working with the neutral person, also refetred to as the stranger or the friendly stranger.

    Gullu Singh: Day 3 Reflections on Mettā, Equanimity & Purification in Metta Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 58:34


    (Spirit Rock Meditation Center) This talk explores the intersection of mettā practice and equanimity, in particular how the mettā training process creates and impartiality of mind that is the cornerstone of equanimity. The talk also explores the Buddha's teaching that with the cultivation of mettā no limiting action remains and how the practice naturally reveals the places where the heart is limited and the fruitfulness of investigating the energies in this so-called purification process.

    Ajahn Sucitto: Follow the Feeling: the Open Road

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 50:43


    Ajahn Sucitto: Through tedium to liberation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 47:30


    Donald Rothberg: An Overview of Metta Practice: How Practicing Metta Transforms Us (Retreat at Spirit Rock)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 61:38


    (Spirit Rock Meditation Center) Metta practice offers a radical and yet simple approach and training: To bring kind and wise presence and response to every situation. We incline toward an expansive friendliness, and see what gets in the way of metta. This is an approach centering on kindness and love which finds many echoes in many other spiritual traditions. And yet it can be a very challenging training; we look at a number of the common difficulties of metta practice and how to work with them, particularly distraction and lack of stability of attention, sleepiness and restless energy, difficulty in accessing the kind heart, and the arising of difficult emotions, thoughts, and body-states. As we practice, we integrate mind, heart, and body, increasingly touch our depths and learn how to manifest metta in the world.

    Brian Lesage: To Love and to Say Goodbye: A Poetic Approach to the Teaching on The Gratification, The Drawback, and the Escape

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 34:00


    Ajahn Sucitto: Skilful deactivation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 55:32


    (Cittaviveka)

    Ven. Dhammananda Bhikkhuni: Remembering the dongchees, the women who saved Buddhism in Cambodia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 15:18


    (Songdhammakalyani Monastery)

    Ayya Medhanandi: Are We the Disciples of Fear or Love?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 19:49


    (Sati Saraniya Hermitage) Walk away from the tigers that have made us run all our lives. Grow, instead, that beautiful space of selfless love deep within. Growth means breaking out of the shell. It hurts. But this is our journey. Trust that it will ripen into greater and greater insight. And in that unfolding, discover when things fall apart, true wisdom arises from the ashes.

    Ajahn Sucitto: The world hangs on and is released from, three threads

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 52:06


    Brian Lesage: Noticing the Strands of Experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 31:26


    (Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community)

    Ajahn Sucitto: Dhamma Reflection

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 57:35


    Eugene Cash: Four Ennobling Truths

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 54:50


    (San Francisco Insight Meditation Community)

    Ajahn Sucitto: Mindful Acrobatics - how to juggle the plates of feeling and not become a nervous wreck

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 48:57


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