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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

Good in the Beginning, Middle, and End

10/2/2018
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Susan Stone shares that the Buddha said his Dharma (teaching) is "good in the beginning, good in the middle and good in the end." Following a guided meditation, Susan will offer overview observations about the Buddha's graduated teaching. Grounded in the wisdom of loving, skillful and ethical approaches in daily life, the teaching expands to the mystery of formlessness. It is a transformative, lifetime journey, and it welcomes us at every stage. All is good. For more information, please...

Duration:01:20:47

Establishing and Enhancing Your Practice to Transform Your Life

9/25/2018
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Pat Coffey shares that every spiritual path worth it's salt has elements of practice. Real transformation requires this. There is no end-run around practicing. In a real sense, any skill you have learned..... you have earned. As humans, we are naturally inclined to move away from anything challenging and toward pleasure. That is how we roll. Given that, establishing a transformative spiritual practice is significantly supported by finding ways to bring elements of pleasantness into...

Duration:01:41:35

Live in Love, in Joy, Even Among Those Who Hate

9/4/2018
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Susan Stone shares in this talk: in this fraught world, it is helpful to remember the Buddha's teaching of living in joy and love even among those who hate. When we look deeply into the teachings, we realize the way to do this requires us not only to cultivate lovingkindness and compassion, but to move into difficult territory that we almost instinctively resist—namely, our resistance to the inherent pain of Life. Following a guided meditation, Susan will offer a talk that explores the...

Duration:01:45:22

Dwelling Places for the Mind and Heart

8/28/2018
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Sharon Beckman-Brindley shares that in the Mahanama Sutta, the Buddha teaches us how to cultivate the mind so that it becomes a fertile ground for true, deep and lasting awakening from the trance of suffering. In this talk, we will together explore his instruction to Mahanama, investigating the ways that this teaching offers practical encouragement and guidance with the mind's modern confusions and dilemmas. For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation Community of...

Duration:01:20:10

Massaging Your Perspective: The Road to Happiness

8/21/2018
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Pat Coffey explores the view or perspective of how this creation operates will determine your level of happiness or suffering. If your view is a Wise View, a view aligned with nature you will suffer less and enjoy greater happiness. It is just that simple. The Buddha has declared that a Wise View is both the beginning and end of the contemplative path. Without the arising of even a tepid perspective that a contemplative practice might hold some benefit for you there is no further...

Duration:01:28:55

Being a Buddha

8/7/2018
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IMCC is pleased to welcome guest teacher, Caverly Morgan. She is the Founder and Guiding Teacher of Peace in Schools and Presence Collective. She trained for eight years in a silent monastery and now teaches meditation through retreats, workshops, and online courses nationally and internationally. Peace in Schools has created the first, for credit mindfulness class for public High Schools and also offers mindfulness trainings for adults. For more information, please visit the Insight...

Duration:01:53:24

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

Notes on the Brahma Viharas

6/5/2018
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In this talk, Teresa Miller highlights key aspects of the Brahma Viharas and how they are inter-related. For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville website: imeditation.org

Duration:01:02:45

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

Brahma Viharas: Compassion - Part II

4/24/2018
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This is the 5th 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 Jeff Fracher presents several practices that focus on buildling compassion. For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville website: imeditation.org

Duration:00:55:03

Brahma Viharas: Compassion - Part I

4/10/2018
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This is the 4th 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 Teresa Miller presents a closer look at compasion. For more information, please visit the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville website: imeditation.org

Duration:01:19:59

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 lives....

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