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February Monthlong Insight Retreat

2011-02-05 (29 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
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2011-02-06 The Way Things Have Come to Be 50:54
  Carol Wilson
2011-02-07 Where Does Happiness Come From? 55:37
  Guy Armstrong
The Buddha pointed to at least five routes to different levels of happiness for lay people: sense pleasures, merit, concentration, insight, and awakening.
2011-02-09 Inner Cultivation, Outer Expression 55:03
  Sally Clough Armstrong
2011-02-10 Humility and Confidence 57:37
  James Baraz
How being humbled can deepen our capacity to open to all of our experience and strengthen our confidence and trust.
2011-02-11 Reflections on The First Noble Truth 55:34
  Carol Wilson
The First Noble Truth, that of "Dukkha" -- is to be understood, so said The Buddha -- yet often when we think about it, our reactions can tend towards aversion: "life is suffering." I feel this is an inaccurate reflection of the freeing potential of understanding this teaching.
2011-02-12 The Seven Factors of Awakening 62:22
  Guy Armstrong
2011-02-13 The Dhamma Gate of Restlessness 55:04
  Sally Clough Armstrong
2011-02-14 The Striving Mind 47:34
  Winnie Nazarko
The Buddha took effort to its far point, bringing himself close to death in the pursuit of awakening. Then he had a change of understanding, let go of self-punishment and awoke. We too need to discern when our effort is skillful, and when we are out of balance in striving. How to recognize and let go of unskillful striving.
2011-02-15 Working with the Judging Mind 56:07
  James Baraz
2011-02-16 The Power of Generosity 62:19
  Carol Wilson
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