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Dharma Talks
2012-02-02 What is Mindfulness? 54:30
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Even though we talk a lot about mindfulness, we often don't fully understand what the Buddha meant by "samma sati" or right mindfulness. This talk explores samma sati and also "sati-panna"-mindfulness wisdom: the wisdom that naturally develops when we pay attention.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, February Month long

2012-02-02 Skillful Effort 54:21
  Rebecca Bradshaw
How to make balanced effort, between the extremes of making no effort and striving
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2012-02-03 Living The Dash 63:43
  Lila Kate Wheeler
Fully living - working with five hindrances with presence and acceptance.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Living an Awakened Life: Insight Meditation Weekend

2012-02-03 The Wise Attitude in Practice: Relaxed, Interested, Kind Awareness 57:28
  James Baraz
If we can remember the skillful attitude of relaxation, interest and kind awareness with our experience the practice unfolds naturally and deeply.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, February Month long

2012-02-04 Awareness and Wisdom 56:16
  Carol Wilson
Wisdom arises naturally when there is a steady momentum of "pure" awareness. That is, when the mind is not colored by views based in greed, aversion or bewilderment. Learning to recognize and trust this natural process is a keystone of the practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, February Month long

2012-02-04 The Path To Living An Awakened Life 55:47
  Sharda Rogell
The Buddha points the way to uncovering our essential goodness, here, exploring the five spiritual powers that turn our mind towards the beautiful; how to become intimate with all of life's experiences.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Living an Awakened Life: Insight Meditation Weekend

2012-02-05 Freedom with the Conditioned Mind 57:38
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2012-02-05 Freedom with the Conditioned Mind:Dharma Talk 33:48
  Mark Nunberg
Guided Meditation
Common Ground Meditation Center

2012-02-06 Poetry of Realization 56:46
  Mark Coleman
Deep wisdom teachings use the language of poetry, metaphor and simile to point to the timeless truths. In this talk Mark shares examples of wisdom teachings from Buddhist sources throughout the ages.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2012-02-06 Patterns of Becoming 1: Introduction 62:29
  Guy Armstrong
The first of a series of talks exploring how the sense of self is generated over and over, creating patterns of limitation and unease; how mediation practice shows us the release from these cycles.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, February Month long

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