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2018-05-09 Building on Retreat, Taking the Practice Home 20:07
  Oren Jay Sofer
Closing Session (part 4): Short reflections on taking the practice home and deepening insights (with comments from Bart van Melik).
Relational Dharma: Waking up Together

2018-05-09 A Meditation for Difficult Conversations: Guidance from the Suttas 2:37:27
  Oren Jay Sofer
Closing Session - part 1. In this short teaching and guided meditation, we explore how to use the meditation instructions in the Simile of the Saw (Kakchupama Sutta, MN. 21) as preparation and cultivation for difficult conversations.
Relational Dharma: Waking up Together

2018-05-07 Guided Meditation: Relaxing into the Moment 28:43
  Bart van Melik
Relational Dharma: Waking up Together

2018-05-05 Reflections on Right Speech 25:45
  Oren Jay Sofer
Brief reflections on right speech and the ethical guidelines offered by the Buddha.
Relational Dharma: Waking up Together

2018-05-05 Guided Meditation: Arriving 28:14
  Bart van Melik
Relational Dharma: Waking up Together

2018-05-05 Guided Meditation: Embodied Kindness 36:34
  Oren Jay Sofer
A loving-kindness meditation rooted in bodily awareness.
Relational Dharma: Waking up Together

2018-05-05 Guided Meditation: Embodied Mindfulness 29:51
  Oren Jay Sofer
Relational Dharma: Waking up Together

2018-05-04 Opening Talk, Refuges & Precepts 40:48
  Oren Jay Sofer
Opening Reflections on Speech and Relational Dharma(with Bart van Melik), Refuges and Precepts
Relational Dharma: Waking up Together

2017-12-10 Balance & Strength in Difficult Conversations: The Simile of Saw 40:22
  Oren Jay Sofer
An exploration of MN.21, The Simile of the Saw as a teaching on right relationship and wise speech.
Right Speech: Words That Lead to Awakening

2017-12-09 The Deep Freedom of Human Needs 59:50
  Oren Jay Sofer
How do hold the teachings on letting go, non-attachment and non-self with the reality of having needs as a human being. What are needs and how do we relate to them with wisdom in a world that is beyond our control, neither suppressing and denying them nor becoming overly fixated or identified with them?
Right Speech: Words That Lead to Awakening

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