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Dharma Talks
2002-04-22 Gratitude And Trust 52:43
  Phillip Moffitt
How to be in the moment in the face of life difficulties. How to live “into life” in the presence of loss and death. The power of gratitude and trust, and ways to cultivate them as mindfulness practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2002-04-21 Layers Of Conditionality 1:10:28
  Ajahn Sucitto
Our experience of identity can be classified on terms of bodily, emotive, cognitive processes/structures. The cognitive layer especially gets distorted with compulsions and judgements.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-04-20 Tonality As The Key To Awakening 60:55
  Ajahn Sucitto
Overview of the process of awakening of which meditation forms a part - not the whole. All awakening processes are accompanied by a wholesome tonality.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-04-16 Compassion And Wisdom 66:13
  Martine Batchelor
This talk looks at the intimate connection between wisdom and compassion. Insight into the three characteristics leads to compassion. Compassion needs to be tempered by wisdom so it does not become misguided or superior.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2002-04-14 Non-Grasping 69:46
  Martine Batchelor
This talk explores the process of grasping, which limits and reduces us. It also looks at non-grasping in various areas or our life.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2002-04-12 The Four Great Efforts 46:33
  Rodney Smith
Balancing between cultivating wholesome qualities and not pursuing them as ends in themselves is the art of Buddhism.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-04-11 Reflections On Emptiness 50:28
  Christina Feldman
The Buddha described emptiness as the abode of the great person. It is an understanding, seen so clearly in nature, that is possible for us to see in our own nature.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-04-10 Working With Thoughts - Papanca 1:10:43
  Mark Coleman
Working skillfully with the thinking mind. Understanding how perceptual distortion and mental proliferation obscures the truth and takes us away from the present.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2002-04-08 Following The Pain Line 42:13
  Rodney Smith
The first step of spiritual maturity is to move into pain. Holding the pain without explanation or justification allows it to open into emptiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-04-08 Awakening Is Always Possible 62:31
  Jack Kornfield
Seeking the sacred. The possibility of awakening exists in every moment. We all can sense our potential for bringing compassion to present world conflict. Stories of India and questions about the Middle East.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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