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Dharma Talks given at Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community
2020-08-06 Reconnecting to Ourselves and Each Other in a World of Separation 52:22
  Sebene Selassie
True belonging — a sense of connection, freedom, and joy — is possible in any moment, in any circumstance, for anyone. However, true belonging is not a destination; it is the process of continually reconnecting to the present moment, including everything happening in our lives and in our world. In this current moment, we may be feeling the belonging of interconnection: Everyone in the world is in the same rough waters of a global pandemic. Every American is tied to the history of slavery and anti-Black racism. But we also may feel the separateness of varying circumstances: We have differing "boats" to traverse these waters. We may have benefited or been oppressed by systems of institutionalized white supremacy. We belong to it all. Our practice teaches us to recognize our differences while never letting go of our inherent interconnection.
FIMC Monday Night Talks

2020-08-03 The Experience of Meaningfulness 32:41
  Brian Lesage
This talk offers reflections on the importance of Meaningfulness in our Spiritual practice.

2020-07-30 Wisdom, Compassion, and Social Distancing 36:56
  Kan Yan
This talk shares dharma perspectives that support practicing with the complexity of social distancing.
FIMC Monday Night Talks

2020-07-27 Happiness versus Pleasantness 27:07
  Cathy Small
When we align our lives to seek pleasantness and avoid unpleasantness, we often miss the path to real happiness. In this talk, we explore why this is so, and the spiritual adjustments we can make in our lives to find a higher joy than getting our preferences.
FIMC Monday Night Talks

2020-07-23 S.L.O.W. Meditation Practice: Slowing, Loving-kindness, Opening, Wondering 50:35
  Janine Schipper
Reflections and guidance offered on how to slow down and engage in S.L.O.W. as a meditation practice.
FIMC Monday Night Talks

2020-07-13 Worry & Anxiety 27:29
  Janine Schipper
This talk explores worry and anxiety during these challenging times. Some themes include: How the Buddha’s instructions on thoughts gone wild differ from modern mindfulness approaches to worry and anxiety. Questions raised include: What do our experiences with worry and anxiety have in common? What appeals to you about the Buddha’s teachings on anxiety? What appeals to you about modern mindfulness approaches? Do you have any practices that you use that you find helpful with anxiety? Is there a new practice you might try to incorporate as you work with your own anxiety?
FIMC Monday Night Talks

2020-07-06 Thank You to the Teachers 60:29
  Michelle McClatchie
This talk is a reminder that each moment in our lives offers us an opportunity to learn more about ourselves, to engage in our practice and to seek inspiration and guidance from our teachers.
FIMC Monday Night Talks

2020-06-25 Mindfulness When We Disagree 63:57
  Michelle McClatchie
An exploration of how we can elevate and demonstrate the potential of humankind to relate to one another peacefully.
FIMC Monday Night Talks

2020-06-22 Racism and Dharma Practice 30:26
  Brian Lesage
This talk explores the dynamics of Racism and bringing our practice of the Dharma to these dynamics.
FIMC Monday Night Talks

2020-06-15 Covid Restrictions and the Streaming of Life 60:14
  Cathy Small
FIMC Monday Night Talks

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