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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. New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers.

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United States

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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. New recordings are being added continuously from contemporary dharma teachers.

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@dharmaseed

Language:

English


Episodes

Jill Shepherd: 01 talk: overview of the ten pāramī

2/2/2023
(Auckland Insight Meditation) An introduction to the ten pāramī, skilful qualities of heart and mind that help us to navigate life's challenges, and ways to cultivate these in daily life

Duration:00:29:22

Tara Brach: How to Stop the War Against Yourself – A conversation with Tara Brach & Dan Harris

2/1/2023
(Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC) It’s possible to actually be addicted to self-criticism, especially as a way to keep yourself safe. But evidence shows that rather than safety, this pervasive habit in our society creates deep suffering. This conversation between Tara and Dan Harris dives into strategies to deal with your own self-hatred and cultivate a forgiving heart. (Note: This was initially created as an episode for 10% Happier Podcast)

Duration:01:12:04

Tara Brach: Meditation: Opening to the River of Aliveness

2/1/2023
(Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC) This meditation guides us to awaken to sensation using the image of a smile and scanning through the body. We then open to sound and to the entire changing flow of experience. When we connect with the changing flow of sensations, feelings and sounds, we also discover the formless awareness that is our Source… and home.

Duration:00:17:52

Tara Mulay: Integrated Self-Compassion

2/1/2023
(Cambridge Insight Meditation Center)

Duration:00:46:40

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

2/1/2023
(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...

Duration:01:03:30

Donald Rothberg: Guided Meditation: Metta (Lovingkindness) Practice

2/1/2023
(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.

Duration:00:40:15

Devon Hase: The Four Noble truths

1/31/2023
(Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center) Explanation of the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta with chanting, followed by teachings on the four noble truths

Duration:00:50:28

Brian Lesage: A Moment of Kindness

1/31/2023
(Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community)

Duration:00:34:39

Ayya Anandabodhi: Morning Reflections on Anatta

1/31/2023
(Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery)

Duration:00:20:28

Devon Hase: Qi Gong - 18 Movements

1/31/2023
(Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center) Warm-up and Shibashi 18-movement session of Qi Gong

Duration:00:44:38

Devin Berry: Mindfulness of thoughts – morning instructions

1/31/2023
(Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center) Reflections on thinking and thoughts, thought experiment, guided meditation

Duration:00:46:55

Ariya B. Baumann: Metta in the Suttas

1/29/2023
(Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centre) Some examples from the suttas where the Buddha talked about metta, each kind act of metta matters

Duration:01:27:43

Pamela Weiss: Heartbreak in America

1/29/2023
(San Francisco Insight Meditation Community)

Duration:00:52:26

Pamela Weiss: Guided Meditation

1/29/2023
(San Francisco Insight Meditation Community)

Duration:00:29:00

Ayya Santussika: The Hindrance of Sensual Desire

1/28/2023
(Karuna Buddhist Vihara)

Duration:01:11:36

Tara Brach: Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness – The Power of Self-Nurturing

1/25/2023
(Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC) While we all need to customize meditation, this is particularly important for those living with PTSD or strong, potentially overwhelming emotions. This talk explores how trauma cuts us off from wholeness, and is accompanied by a deep and painful experience of shame. We look at the ways meditation can be adapted to cultivate sufficient safety for the full transformational healing of mindfulness to unfold. The gift of processing trauma is that...

Duration:01:00:24

Tara Brach: Meditation: Relaxing into Presence or Sleep

1/25/2023
(Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC) This meditation can help us to access a relaxed attentiveness, or alternately, serve as a pathway to ease-filled sleep.

Duration:00:15:37

Ariya B. Baumann: Just Like Me

1/25/2023
(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

Duration:01:29:39

Sylvia Boorstein: Listen to the Rain & Knit

1/25/2023
(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) Short meditation, dharma talk, and group discussion

Duration:01:47:26

Ariya B. Baumann: Metta Is a Universal Quality

1/23/2023
(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

Duration:01:31:22