Talks

To hear the most up-to-date talks by Heather Sundberg please use this link to Heather's talks on Dharma Seed's website. Dharma Seed is a non profit organization that maintains an archive of freely offered Western Buddhist Vipassana teachings.

For Guided Meditations please scroll down.....

2016 Talks

2016-1-19    5 Things Which Wake Us Up!  61.59
1. Wise Friends 2. Celebrating Basic Integrity 3. Hearing the Dharma 4. Wise Effort 5. Harmony with Impermanence

2016-1-15    Meeting Life with Equanimity  56:28
Talk explores Six Qualities of Equanimity: Equanimity is the Spacious (1) Balance (2) of the Non Reactive (3) mind-heart, grounded in Wisdom (4), with supports a deep Caring (5) , and leads to an Appropriate Response (6).

2016 Awareness/MahaSati Talks

2016 -11- 5  MahaSati (Awareness) Map Overview, Including Awakening in the Body  53:30

2016 -11- 9  MahaSati (Awareness), Mindfulness-Wisdom (Sati-Panna), Wisdom Leading to Release (Panna-Vimutti)   1:00

2016 Metta Guided Meditations & Instructions

2016-1-12    Metta Meditation Overview  37:43
Instructions provide overview of metta, the phrases of well-wishing, the muses (categories), and the supports of using an internal image and somatic resonance.

2016-1-16    Metta For the Difficult Person  42:09
Instructions provide overview of metta for the difficult person + a guided Metta Mandala meditation using all of the categories (muses).

Other 2015 Talks

2015-11-7    MahaSati (Pure Awareness) Map Talk+ Guided Meditations 59:13 

2015-11-5    Monkeys on the Kora:  Mindfulness & Metta of the Body 1:05:52

2015 -5-14   The Five Spiritual Faculties:  The Awakened Mind IS the Awakened Heart 60:40


These 5 Talks are from the March Monthlong Retreat at SRMC 2015:  

2015-3-23    Integrating Insights & Other Ah-ha Moments in Practice 62:58

2015-3-19    Mindfulness, Great Mindfulness, Wisdom & Release 60:48

2015-3-13    The Four Noble Truths (monthlong retreat version) 61:04

2015-3-09    Compassion:  Cultivation & Fruition 64:12

2015-3-04    First Foundation of Mindfulness 61:47


2015-2-19    Cleaning Up Our Minds, Cleaning Up the World 57:07

2015-1-19    The Perfect Gift: Mindfulness & Metta 58:11


2015 Heart Practice Guided Meditations from March Monthlong Retreat at SRMC:

Introduction to Metta Meditation (Lovingkindness)  35 mins.

Metta for the Familiar Stranger (Neutral Person)  35 mins.

Introduction to Compassion  34 mins.

Mudita (Sympathetic Joy)  37 mins.

Equanimity  37 mins.


2015 Insight Meditation Guided Meditations from March Monthlong Retreat at SRMC:

Mindfulness of the Body (including nervous system practices)   15 mins.

Choiceless Awareness Meditation    11 mins.


Metta Sutta Talks 2015:

2015-1-17    Metta Sutta Talk #2: By Not Holding to Fixed Views 60:02

2015-1-12    Metta Sutta Talk #1: The Joy of Basic Integrity 64:38


2014 Talks:

2014-1-20    Bridging the Practice into the World 55:56

2014-1-18    The Eleven Benefits of Metta 54:32

2014-1-15    The Difficulties are the Gifts:  Metta, Compassion & their Hindrances 56:11


2013 Talks:

2013-12-19  The Seven Enlightenment Factors (retreat talk) 63:53

2013-10-10  The Seven Enlightment Factors (daily life talk) 53:46

2013-02-21  The Power of the Five Spiritual Faculties 57.21

2013-01-21  20 Years of Dharma at Spirit Rock 54.57

2013-01-19  Metta for All Beings  64.57


2012 Talks:

2012-09-06  The Two Truths:  The Personal View & The Universal View  52:46

2012-09-08  Relating Wisely to the Sense of Self  33:10

2012-04-26  Is Metta Enough?  49:19

2012-04-22  The Brahma Viharas: Shifting the Center of Gravity  56:13

2012-04-20  A Map for Transformation of Judgments  55:41


These Talks are from the March Monthlong Retreat at SRMC 2012:

2012-3-25   Riding the Eight Worldly Winds 60:35

2012-3-18   The Doors to the Deathless are Open! Cycles of Awakening 59:15

2012-3-10   Compassion as the Path & Expression of Awakening 59:40

2012-3-05   Body as Teacher: First Foundation of Mindfulness 58:04
 
2009-2011 Talks

2011-01-15  Equanimity: Seeds of an Appropriate Response 62:10
2010-12-21 Letting Go: Crossing the Creek 54:46
2010-05-19 Heart Meets Insight: Cultivating the Brahma Viharas & the Four Noble Truths 37:46
2010-05-12 Holding On & Letting Go: The Four Noble Truths 45:58
2009-05-27 Forgiveness As Freedom Of Heart 58:16
2009-05-24 Humility As A Spiritual Awakening 59:28
 
2007-2008 Talks

2008-02-07 Inspiration For Practice: The Four Heavenly Messengers 61:43
2008-01-24 Vast Sky Visited By Clouds 55:01
2007-12-21 Darkness & Light, Suffering & The End Of Suffering 57:33

Buddhist and 12 Step Talks

Included are Forgiveness as Freedom of Heart & Humility as a Spiritual Awakening (above)
Buddhism and 12 Steps 1 Download (Right Click) Play
Buddhism and 12 Steps 2 Download (Right Click) Play
Buddhism and 12 Steps 3 Download (Right Click) Play
Buddhism and 12 Steps 4 (Humility) Download (Right Click) Play