Jean Esther's Dharma Talks
at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Jean Esther, MSW has been practicing meditation since 1975 and teaching in the dharma since the early 90’s. She is one of the Guiding Teachers at True North Insight in Canada and teaches locally in the Northeastern US. Trained in Jungian transpersonal psychology and Somatic Experiencing she has been a practicing psychotherapist in Western MA since 1981 with a specialization in the healing of trauma. Her passion is attuning to and supporting the liberating intersection of body, mind and heart and helping others of all ages do the same.
Select from Jean Esther's
"Awe Infinitum" - Teen Retreat
"I Have Your Back"
"The Power Of Vulnerability And The Courage To Meet It"
Concentration, One Pointedness, and Renunciation
Eightfold path – taking the practice into our lives
First Morning Instructions - Teen Retreat 2013
Five hindrances as a doorway to release.
Guided compassion practice
Holding Ourselves Dear With A wise and Compassion Heart
Introduction to Brahma Vihara practice
Introduction to Metta practice
Loving Kindness Meditation
Loving Kindness Practice
Loving kindness practice with the "neutral person"
Metta Meditation (for easy person and self)
Metta Practice For Self
Mindfulness and the Three Roots of Suffering
Mindfulness As A Factor Of Awakening
Mindfulness Of Feelings and Emotions
Morning Instructions: feeling tones (vedana)
Morning Instructions: the value of anchoring attention.
Open Choiceless Awareness - Sky Mind
Practice for the welfare of all beings
Transforming Our World With the Fuel Of Wisdom and Love
Why Practice? Quelling The Fire
Why Practice? Setting in motion the wheel of truth.
Wise Relating On The Noble Path
Working With The Five Hindrances