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Dharma Talks
2001-06-09 Establishing Our Practice: Concentration And Mindfulness 52:07
  Rebecca Bradshaw
Paying attention to how concentration and mindfulness work together to provide a foundation for meditative investigation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2001-06-06 Desire And Awakening Spirit 54:04
  Tara Brach
When desire unfolds into craving and addiction, it becomes the source of great suffering. This talk examines the nature of desire, and the attitudes and practices that allow us to relate to this energy with freedom. When regarded wisely, desire is the stream that returns us to the ocean of loving.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2001-06-06 Purity Of Heart 52:01
  Michele McDonald
Creating the understanding that purifies love, compassion, appreciation and equanimity.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta Retreat

2001-06-03 The Kindness Of Patience 43:19
  Susan O'Brien
Patience as it supports the practice of the Brahma Viharas.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta Retreat

2001-06-02 Does Metta Work? 46:10
  Michele McDonald
Exploring how and why the Loving Kindness practice works.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta Retreat

2001-05-30 Restlessness And Worry 1:14:16
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Contemplating restlessness and worry -- what this mind state consists of and how to recognize it; name it; embrace it; and investigate it according to the Buddhist teachings.
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2001-05-27 The Eight Worldly Conditions 57:45
  Guy Armstrong
Our lives are always touched by the changing conditions of gain and loss, praise and blame, pleasure and pain, success and failure. How the meditator finds refuge in not clinging.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2001-05-26 The Secret To Happiness 53:04
  Michele McDonald
The secret to happiness is not short-term self-interest but rather learning how to liberate ourselves through our life lessons.

2001-05-26 Cultivating The Wholesome: The Brahma Viharas 64:30
  James Baraz
Right Effort includes developing and increasing wholesome states by recognizing them or inclining the mind to their development. The four states of loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity can be consciously developed through practice. (Includes experiential exercises.)
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2001-05-23 The Buddha Knows The Dhamma 61:52
  Guy Armstrong
Our deepest nature is a purified awareness like the Buddha's. This awareness has the power to know and liberate the phenomena of afflictive emotions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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