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Sharon Allen's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
Sharon Allen
Sharon Allen is a long time practitioner and teacher of mindfulness meditation and different forms of movement. She taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for many years. Sharon leads several on-going meditation groups that explore spiritual development through meditation, study, and reflection. Sharon encourages the integration of mindfulness in dealing with life’s ever-changing events. When it is suitable, Sharon offers the movement practices of Tai Chi and Qi Gong to enhance mindfulness. These movement practices can be adapted and are beneficial for people with varied physical capabilities.
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2020-02-02 Guided Body Scan 28:35
Sharon Allen guides the listener through a body scan meditation to bring a gentle clear attention to the body from head to toe. The body scan practice is not just a practice for beginning meditators, or as a stress-reduction tool. It serves as a key foundational practice for all meditators who are earnest about following the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and strengthening mindfulness of the body.
In collection: Featured Guided Meditations
2018-09-20 Noting Gone 12:21
Guided meditation, meditation instructions
In collection: Featured Guided Meditations
2018-04-03 A Loving Kindness Tune-Up — Inspiration, Intention, Expression 28:39
Sharon Allen discusses loving kindness as an antidote for any mind state that is trapped in ill-will or hatred. She tells us that it is important to remember the importance of loving kindness by noticing the small things done in kindness to others, as well as noticing the the effects metta has on our own heart.
2017-03-30 Meditating on Body and Breath 22:12
Guided meditation on body and breath.
In collection: Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice
2017-03-23 Metta Practice 1 19:19
Guided meditation on Metta practice #1.
In collection: Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice
2017-03-23 Talk on Metta Practice 15:45
Talk on Metta Practice.
In collection: Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice
2017-03-23 Metta Practice 2 24:05
Guided meditation on Metta Practice #2
In collection: Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice
2017-02-23 Meditating On Breath 1 13:11
Guided meditation on Breath #1
In collection: Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice
2017-02-23 Meditating on Breath 2 11:57
Guided meditation on Breath #2.
In collection: Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice
2017-02-23 Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice 4:04:58
with Janetti Marotta, Laura Lin
These are the guided meditations from the "Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice" course. The weekly content for this series included: 1. Why Meditate: The power of mindfulness with breathing, 2. Cultivating Presence: Mindfulness of the body, 3. Settling the Restless Mind: Mindfulness of thoughts, 4. Emotional Presence: Mindfulness of mental states, 5. Practicing Kindness: Metta Practice, and 6. Remember to Remember: Mindfulness recap and practice tips.

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