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Eve Decker's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
Eve Decker
Eve is a long time student of the dharma. She began practicing Vipassana in the early 1990s, trained in mindfulness-based social action through the two-year Path of Engagement program at Spirit Rock. and is a certified meditation teacher through the Community Dharma Leader Program. Eve is also a performing artist and co-founded the feminist folk trio Rebecca Riots(1993-2009). They were dubbed “Best Band with a Conscience” by the SF Bay Guardian, toured nationally, and released five CDs. In 2006 Eve released a solo CD, “Commentary on the Perfections of the Heart”, ten original songs based on a Buddhist list of qualities that promote a contented heart. A review of the CD in Tricycle magazine said, “Decker’s melodies, and her luscious, inventive phrasing, give her songs the power of a transmission”. Here's what James Baraz has to say, "Listening to Eve’s songs are often just what I need to remind myself of the truth inside. They’ve been a big part of my daily life practice to inspire and open my heart. I love Eve Decker’s music!"
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2024-02-22 Contentment Through Mindfulness 52:23
a look into a few of several practices that support us in deepening contentment.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
2024-01-25 Two Paths to Self-Forgiveness 56:35
There are often things about ourselves that can be hard to forgive: the ways we have caused harm to others, the way we have caused or chronically cause harm to ourselves, and the ways we perceive ourselves as imperfect. Join us for an exploration of two possible paths that can lead to a greater sense of self-forgiveness.
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2023-12-14 Supporting our Peace with Mindfulness of Thoughts 58:13
Join Eve Decker for an exploration of the why and how of increasing our capacity to experience and offer peace through mindfulness of thoughts. "As contemplation deepens, the seemingly solid, stable mind reveals itself to be a stream of mental acts flashing in and out of being, coming from nowhere and going nowhere, continuing in sequence without pause."- Bihhhu Bodhi "Watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love Born out of concern for all beings… As the shadow follows the body, As we think, so we become." - Buddha
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2023-10-12 Self-Compassion as Skillful Response to Difficult Emotions 49:29
Learning or deepening a capacity to meet our own difficult emotions with compassion rather than reactivity helps us move toward wise action or letting go, depending on what may be needed.
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2023-09-28 Mindful Self-Compassion- Part 1 or 3 54:09
Part 1 in a three part series on Mindful Self Compassion (MSC). Each session stands alone and/or you can participate in all three - each will have different, related information and practices.
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2023-08-10 The Relationship between Patience and Inner Peace 54:21
The Buddha taught that patience is the 'supreme virtue' - why is that?
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2023-07-13 Integrity: Not only for others, but for our own freedom 49:57
Eve looks at the what and how of the Buddha's teachings on integrity, and their essential role in our own freedom.
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2023-06-08 Sympathetic Joy 50:14
The Brahma Vihara of cultivating happiness at the happiness of others.
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2023-05-11 Lovingkindness, The Foundation of Well-being Deliberately Cultivating a Warm Heart 25:58
Join Eve Decker for an exploration of and practice with loving-kindness, the Buddha's teaching on cultivating well-being through warmth of heart.
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2023-04-13 Meeting Difficult Emotions 50:43
Eve Decker explores approaches to difficult emotions, using mindfulness and compassion. This work comes from the Mindful Self Compassion curriculum developed by Dr. Kristen Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer.
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