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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants at Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community

FIMC Monday Night Talks

2013-07-01 (3895 days) Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community

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2020-11-30 Being Deeply Passionate about our Lives & Spiritual Path 27:37
Brian Lesage
2020-12-07 Reflections on Angel Island, California and Introduction to RAIN practice 60:09
Sarah Hsia
In this talk I share poems carved into the walls of the Angel Island Detention Center, the Ellis Island of the West. These poems speak to the historical suffering and experience of Chinese immigrants in the early 20th Century. I introduce the RAIN practice as a tool to address suffering in the moment.
2020-12-28 Ending 2020 with Equanimity 66:22
Kan Yan
2020 has been an eventful year. This talk invites us to bring equanimity to the ups and downs that we are experiencing individually and collectively as we transition into the new year.
2021-01-05 Beginning Again with What is Right Here 24:44
Brian Lesage
2021-01-18 Honoring Martin Luther King Day through Deeply Feeling 53:30
Brian Lesage
A Dharma talk followed by a 30 min. meditation
2021-01-25 Dispelling Delusion 33:45
Janine Schipper
Attachment to our illusions lead to suffering. However, when we bring our mindful attention to the delusions, recognizing our habitual patterns of thinking, allowing the mud to settle, and responding with metta and compassion, we can begin to free ourselves from their corrosive effects. This talk includes a guided meditation on dispelling delusions.
2021-02-02 Lingering instead of Leaving; Staying instead of Straying 57:38
Brian Lesage
Dharma talk followed by a guided meditation
2021-02-08 Who is Your Octopus Teacher? 24:23
Sarah Hsia
An exploration of the benefits of committing to practice through the metaphor of diving into the ocean on a daily basis in the movie, My Octopus Teacher.
2021-03-02 Opening to Inspiration: Dipa Ma 28:59
Brian Lesage
2021-03-09 The Five Daily Reflections 31:12
Brian Lesage
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