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February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat

2013-02-03 (29 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2013-02-08 Afternoon Brahma Vihara Instructions 62:17
  James Baraz
Metta: forgiveness
2013-02-08 The Suffering that Leads to the End of Suffering 55:47
  Sally Clough Armstrong
The First Noble Truth tells us how it really is - there is and there will be suffering in any and every life. But this is not just gloomy news, but rather an invitation to turn towards suffering so we begin to understand it, its nature and its causes, so we need no longer to cause our own suffering, or to feel a vicitm of suffering - that we have done something wrong because we are suffering. Opening to suffering also tenderizes the heart, as we open to the depth and the breadth of our own suffering, and the suffering of the world. This is the path to compassion and to freedom.
2013-02-09 Morning Instructions - Day 6 16:52
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Morning Instructions
2013-02-10 Morning Instructions, Day 7 - Mindfulness of Thoughts 29:57
  Guy Armstrong
2013-02-10 Brahma Viharas 64:25
  Tempel Smith
Benefactor, Self, Friend
2013-02-10 How to Feed The Seven Awakening Factors 65:22
  Heather Martin
First get to know them, really stay with them and nourish their arising; in particular sustain mindfulness and sink deeply into into experience, in a gentle steady to sustainable way.
2013-02-11 Afternoon Brahma Vihara Instructions 24:46
  Heather Martin
Neutral Person
2013-02-11 Morning Instructions, Day 8 12:55
  Heather Martin
2013-02-11 Cultivating Wholesome States, Part 1 63:55
  James Baraz
The Buddha taught that the cultivating of wholesome states (Kusala) creates conditions for awakening. This talk explores the importance of this cultivation, its place is Wise Effort and how to "maintain and increase" these states as he encouraged.
2013-02-12 Morning Instructions, Day 9 9:27
  James Baraz
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