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Dharma Talks
2001-02-08 Cemetery Contemplations, Old And New 56:18
  Sylvia Boorstein
Sharing reflections on wisdom and compassion, and the cemetery contemplations of the Mahasatipatthana Sutta.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2001-02-07 Cultivating Seeds Of Joy 62:49
  Carol Wilson
Cultivating the aspects of life and practice that bring happiness: renunciation, dana, sila, and mudita.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2001-02-07 Untying The Knots 60:18
  Sylvia Boorstein
Referencing her own experiences, Sylvia explores the stories we make up for ourselves to substantiate or justify certain views (opinions) that we hold about things -- some to the point of making them into "truths." After considering the possible origins of these views, Sylvia exposes the profound suffering caused by holding these views and the stories around them. Taking it a step further, she wonders: What is the relationship between hope and opinion? Is it wrong to hope or is it part of the nature of the human organism? Perhaps, she concludes, it is the solidified view we hold around a hope that causes suffering.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2001-02-07 Right View In The Middle Way 60:43
  Achaan Sucitto
Cittaviveka

2001-02-01 Illusion IV: Taking What Lacks Independent Existence As Independently Existing 39:40
  Rodney Smith
The self is a play upon the field of time and has no reality outside of thought.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

2001-01-24 Miracles 50:01
  Amita Schmidt
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center IMS Staff Retreat 2001

2001-01-05 Am I Doing Enough? 45:22
  Myoshin Kelley
Bringing purpose and compassionate action into our lives.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2001-01-05 Big Mind: Guided Meditation 46:40
  Guy Armstrong
Developing an expansive awareness that contains all things but is not composed of them.
New York Insight Meditation Center

2001-01-05 Guided Meditation 39:49
  Adrianne Ross
instructions for meditation
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2001-01-03 The Personal And The Impersonal 46:37
  Rodney Smith
The personal and the impersonal must come together for the completion of the practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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