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Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville (IMCC) is a charitable organization located in central Virginia that offers a full range of Buddhist insight (Vipassana) meditation retreats, courses, and weekly dharma talks. Insight meditation practices have been taught for more than 2500 years as part of a path to liberation of mind and heart from suffering. These practices are dedicated to cultivating awareness, kindness, and compassion to help bring more mindfulness and calm into our daily life. IMCC is delighted to share these recent dharma (teaching) talks from our regular and guest teachers. More details can be found at: http://imeditation.org

Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville (IMCC) is a charitable organization located in central Virginia that offers a full range of Buddhist insight (Vipassana) meditation retreats, courses, and weekly dharma talks. Insight meditation practices have been taught for more than 2500 years as part of a path to liberation of mind and heart from suffering. These practices are dedicated to cultivating awareness, kindness, and compassion to help bring more mindfulness and calm into our daily life. IMCC is delighted to share these recent dharma (teaching) talks from our regular and guest teachers. More details can be found at: http://imeditation.org
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Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville (IMCC) is a charitable organization located in central Virginia that offers a full range of Buddhist insight (Vipassana) meditation retreats, courses, and weekly dharma talks. Insight meditation practices have been taught for more than 2500 years as part of a path to liberation of mind and heart from suffering. These practices are dedicated to cultivating awareness, kindness, and compassion to help bring more mindfulness and calm into our daily life. IMCC is delighted to share these recent dharma (teaching) talks from our regular and guest teachers. More details can be found at: http://imeditation.org

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Episodes

Brahma Viharas: Series Conclusion, Assessments and the Way Forward

7/3/2018
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This is the final in a ten-part series focusing on active engagement with the four heart qualities that are a prominent part of the Buddha’s teachings. The qualities, known as Brahma Viharas, are lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. In this talk Sharon Beckman-Brindley, Susan Stone, Jeff Fracher, Teresa Miller, and Helen Farrar lead a discussion of the Brahma Viharas series. For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville...

Duration:01:32:21

Brahma Viharas: Equanimity - Part II

6/26/2018
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This is the 9th in a ten-part series focusing on active engagement with the four heart qualities that are a prominent part of the Buddha’s teachings. The qualities, known as Brahma Viharas, are lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. In this talk Susan Stone leads group practice and contemplation of Equanimity. For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville website: imeditation.org

Duration:01:13:04

Everything is Workable. Really.

6/19/2018
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Sharon Beckman-Brindley explores how our practice can help us to work with relational or systemic conflicts and difficulties that may arise. You are invited to bring to mind a conflict or difficulty that is causing you some stress and that, at times, may seem unworkable - or rather, that seems to require something or someone outside of your own mind to change. We will offer guidance on some of the many ways that the Buddha invites us to work with these inevitable life challenges. For more...

Duration:01:41:39

Brahma Viharas: Equanimity - Part I

6/12/2018
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Sharon Beckman-Brindley presents this 8th in a ten-part series focusing on active engagement with the four heart qualities that are a prominent part of the Buddha’s teachings. The qualities, known as Brahma Viharas, are lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. Equanimity is a middle path inviting deep presence with all of life. This fourth of the Brahma Viharas invites us to see with wisdom what is here, both internally and externally. Cultivating equanimity, we...

Duration:01:33:11

Brahma Viharas: Sympathetic Joy - Part II

5/22/2018
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This is the 7th in a ten-part series focusing on active engagement with the four heart qualities that are a prominent part of the Buddha’s teachings. The qualities, known as Brahma Viharas, are lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. In this talk Helen Farrar lead group practice and contemplation of Sympathetic Joy. For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville website: imeditation.org

Duration:00:25:49

Bringing Relaxation, Joy and Ease to Your Practice

5/15/2018
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Guided meditation and dharma talk by Pat Coffey. Various meditation forms are designed to enhance the strength of the parasympathetic nervous system -- the aspect of your nervous system that supports relaxation, joy and ease. The Buddha taught greater than four dozen meditation techniques. In this guided meditation and dharma talk Pat Coffey teaches several powerful methods that support the cultivation of greater tranquility. For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation...

Duration:02:42:00

Brahma Viharas: Sympathetic Joy - Part I

5/9/2018
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This is the 6th in a ten-part series focusing on active engagement with the four heart qualities that are a prominent part of the Buddha’s teachings. The qualities, known as Brahma Viharas, are lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. In this talk Susan Stone presents an overview of Sympathetic Joy. For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville website: imeditation.org

Duration:01:25:34

On Tuning a Lute

4/3/2018
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Sharon Beckman-Brindley gave this dharma talk at IMCC on Apr 3, 2018. During this series on the Brahma Viharas we've explored together the practice of loving kindness and some questions have emerged. Some have wondered about prayer or the meaning of "wishing." Others have been puzzled about a practice that actively encourages cultivation: "I thought we are just supposed to notice?" In this talk we explore more deeply the meaning and practice of "prayer" in our Buddhist tradition. For more...

Duration:01:50:59

Brahma Viharas: Lovingkindness Part 2

3/27/2018
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Sharon Beckman-Brindley gave this dharma talk at IMCC on Mar 27, 2018. Sharon guided a discussion about lovingkindness and how to practice so that it becomes a living and deeply meaningful part of our own daily lives. For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville website: imeditation.org

Duration:01:36:07

Real Love and Happiness

3/20/2018
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Sharon Salzberg gave this dharma talk at IMCC on Mar 20, 2018. Sharon reflects on real love and true happiness and how it can be cultivated. For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville website: imeditation.org

Duration:02:41:35

Lovingkindness (Metta) Part I

3/13/2018
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Susan Stone gave this dharma talk at IMCC on Mar 13, 2018. This is the 2nd in a ten-part, series focusing on active engagement with the four heart qualities that are a prominent part of the Buddha’s teachings. The qualities, known as Brahma Viharas, are lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. Here, Susan Stone presents a closer look at lovingkindness. For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville website: imeditation.org

Duration:01:30:38

Brahma Viharas: Overview of the Heart Qualities

3/6/2018
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Susan Stone gave this dharma talk at IMCC on Mar 6, 2018. This is the first in a ten-part, series focusing on active engagement with the four heart qualities that are a prominent part of the Buddha’s teachings. The qualities, known as Brahma Viharas, are lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. Here, Susan Stone presents an overview that focuses on why, in these times of great violence, practicing the Brahma Viharas is a radical act that can enlarge and sweeten our...

Duration:01:30:18

Guided Meditation with Pat Coffey

2/13/2018
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Pat Coffey gave this guided meditation at IMCC on Feb 14, 2018. For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville website: imeditation.org

Duration:01:26:16

Love Is A Big Deal on Valentines Day: But What Are We Really Talking About?

2/13/2018
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Pat Coffey gave this dharma talk at IMCC on Feb 13, 2018. Love is a "squirrelly" term that has many connotations and definitions. Throughout the ages poets, artists, writers, musicians, philosophers, psychologists and now neuroscientists have offered their take on one of the strongest and most beautiful emotions known to humankind. In honor of Valentines Day we will explore this phenomena. We will look at romantic love and forms of love beyond the romantic....forms of love that can soften...

Duration:01:08:47

Change Can Be Your Best Friend

2/6/2018
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Pat Coffey gave this dharma talk at IMCC on Feb 6, 2018. In a large part your relationship to change determines the amount of joy, ease, happiness, angst and suffering you experience in this life. Tonight we will explore the very 'nature of nature'. The most profound truth of nature is that everything is moving and changing.....everything.....and that a deep internalization of this natural truth opens you to great ease and freedom. It is more than an intellectual exercise to know change...

Duration:01:12:54

Onward But Not Easy

1/31/2018
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Susan Stone gave this dharma talk at IMCC on Jan 31, 2018. Spiritual practice is onward-leading, as teacher Joseph Goldstein observed. However, we each face challenges as we practice, and often the movement can seem anything but onward. It can be discouraging. After a guided meditation, Susan Stone shares some of her practice challenges over time, Her account may serve to normalize your struggles and, perhaps, throw light on what she has experienced as the onward direction of practice. For...

Duration:01:34:03

True Happiness

1/23/2018
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Jeff Fracher gave this dharma talk at IMCC on Jan 23, 2018. What is true happiness and can we ever experience it? How does it differ from transient happiness or joy? This dharma talk explores the path to true happiness and offer strategies for achieving it. For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville website: imeditation.org

Duration:01:14:04

Awakening

1/16/2018
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Teresa Miller gave this dharma talk at IMCC on Jan 16, 2018. For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville website: imeditation.org

Duration:01:04:14

Five Kinds of Happiness

1/9/2018
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Sharon Beckman-Brindley gave this dharma talk at IMCC on Jan 09, 2018. "The purpose of life is to be happy." --Dalai Lama The Buddha developed and then taught about states of happiness: those that are dependent on conditions and those that are not dependent on any conditions at all. The path that he has given us is primarily a path to the latter: a happiness that is completely independent of conditions. Sometimes, however, when we offer the Buddha's teachings on ultimate awakening, it can...

Duration:01:47:29

Ring the Bells That Still Can Ring

1/2/2018
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Sharon Beckman-Brindley gave this dharma talk at IMCC on Jan 2, 2018. “That gladness connected with what is wholesome, I call an equipment of mind for overcoming ill-will and hostility.” --The Buddha In difficut times we are encouraged to connect with the wholesome. In the words of singer-songwriter and Zen priest Leonard Cohen, we might best focus our energy to "ring the bells that still can ring." For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville...

Duration:01:36:57