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Jean Esther's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Jean Esther
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.
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2021-12-04 Loving kindness practice with the "neutral person" 42:12
Description of the importance of working with a neutral person and strengthening the capacity of non-discriminating loving kindness. Includes a guided practice.
Freedom of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation Retreat
2021-12-03 Why Practice? Setting in motion the wheel of truth. 47:44
An elaboration of the third of the Four Noble Truths
Freedom of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation Retreat
2021-12-02 Metta Practice For Self 44:51
Guided metta practice for working with the self, including ways to work with difficulty with oneself as the object.
Freedom of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation Retreat
2021-12-01 Introduction to Metta practice 40:17
Short description of metta as an antidote to ill will followed by a guided practice with a focus on a benefactor or easy person
Freedom of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation Retreat
2020-03-14 Open Choiceless Awareness - Sky Mind 61:24
A review of one-pointed awareness opening to the vast expanse of boundless awareness.
Freedom Here & Now: Insight Meditation Retreat
2020-03-13 Mindfulness Of Feelings and Emotions 65:20
A brief description of how we can meet all emotions, pleasant and unpleasant with wisdom and compassion.
Freedom Here & Now: Insight Meditation Retreat
2020-03-12 Metta Meditation (for easy person and self) 54:31
Introduction to the Brahma Viharas and the practice of goodwill.
Freedom Here & Now: Insight Meditation Retreat
2020-03-11 Concentration, One Pointedness, and Renunciation 46:27
Exploring renunciation as a practice in support of developing stability of mind through one-pointed attention - when you let go of everything, everything belongs to you.
Freedom Here & Now: Insight Meditation Retreat
2019-09-07 Morning Instructions 59:46
Introduction of the 2nd foundation of mindfulness. Mindfulness of feeling.
Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTQAI Community
2019-09-05 Morning Instructions 51:58
Mindfulness Of Breath and Body
Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTQAI Community

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