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Spring Washam's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Spring Washam
Spring Washam is a well-known meditation teacher, author and visionary leader based in Oakland, California. She is the author of A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage, and Wisdom in Any Moment. Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based healing practices to diverse communities. She is one of the founders and core teachers at the East Bay Meditation Center, located in downtown Oakland, CA. She is also the co-founder of a new organization called Communities Rizing, which is dedicated to providing yoga and meditation teacher training programs for communities of color. She received extensive training by Jack Kornfield, is a member of the teacher's council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in northern California, and has practiced and studied Buddhist philosophy in both the Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism for the last 20 years. In addition to being a teacher, she is also a shamanic practitioner and has studied indigenous healing practices for over a decade. She is the founder of Lotus Vine Journeys, an organization that blends indigenous healing practices with Buddhist wisdom. Her writing and teachings have appeared in many online journals and publications such as Lions Roar, Tricycle, and Belief.net. She has been a guest on many popular podcasts and radio shows. She currently travels and teaches meditation retreats, workshops and classes worldwide. In addition to being a teacher she also considers herself a healer, burgeoning writer, facilitator and spiritual activist. Spring has studied indigenous healing practices and works with students individually from around the world. She currently teaches workshops, large groups, compassion meditation and loving kindness retreats throughout the country. Her work includes earth based practices, awakening in the body, movement, dance and yoga.
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2013-12-01 Compassionate Service In the World 64:08
How to live in the world with an open heart. How altruism and service leads to happiness for ourselves and others.
Three Month - Part 2
2013-11-24 Not yet titled 48:33
The Highest Path to Happiness
Three Month - Part 2
2013-11-17 The Three Assasins 60:14
A light hearted talk about letting go, freedom and wisdom.
Three Month - Part 2
2013-11-10 The Great Peace 57:54
How to deal with all the ups and downs of life. Equanimity and working with chaos
Three Month - Part 2
2013-10-28 Metta Instructions 59:04
Three Month - Part 2
2013-10-27 Awakening In The Body 55:21
The body as a magnificent vehicle of awakening Emphasis on the body and awareness.
Three Month - Part 2
2013-07-30 Guided Big Mind and Sound Meditation 48:17
Guided meditation with bells.
Investigating Life: Insight Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds
2013-07-29 Follow the Yellow Brick Road 60:01
Following in the footsteps of the awakened ones.
Investigating Life: Insight Meditation Retreat for 18-32 Year Olds
2011-09-24 Freedom Through Letting Go 60:49
Impermanence and letting go.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2010-06-16 The Way To Freedom 54:28
This talk is an exploration of the 2nd noble truth. A detailed talk on working with desire, craving and cling.
People of Color Retreat

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