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Dharma Talks
2001-03-08 The Retreat Experience: Why Intensive Practice? 58:45
  James Baraz
Why do people go on intensive silent retreats? What is the process one goes through and how does it change us? This talk explores understanding how the retreat experience works?
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2001-03-08 Guided Forgiveness Meditation And Forgiveness Dharma Talk 51:01
  Marie Mannschatz
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2001-03-05 Using Retreat Form Wisely 55:57
  Anna Douglas
Experiencing retreats as an expression of the Middle Way in order to cultivate insight into the nature of consciousness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2001-03-01 Metta Sutta 60:58
  Sylvia Boorstein
A reading and discussion of the Lovingkindness Sutta.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2001-03-01 Metta With Guided Metta Meditation 1:18:25
  Marie Mannschatz
Learning how loving ourselves is a central part of spiritual practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2001-03-01 Spontaneity- Why Nothing Can Be Different In This Instant 48:13
  Sharda Rogell
The only thing fixed in the universe is our perception; everything else is already free. How do we transform our sense of stuckness?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2001-02-27 Renunciation And Peace 51:28
  Mark Coleman
This talk explores how the practice of letting go-- in relationship to desire, aversion, control, spiritual materialism and sense experience-- can facilitate greater freedom in our lives.

2001-02-24 Spiritual Passion: The Iddhipadas (Bases Of Power) 59:52
  James Baraz
Passion is often considered to be an unspiritual quality, but if used wisely, actually is the basis of spiritual power. What are the four sources of passion that motivate our spiritual practice?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2001-02-23 Papanca 51:01
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Based on the Honey Ball Sutta, this talk is an exploration of papanca, a Pali word meaning proliferation of thought in the mind. Mental proliferation leads into the creation of self and into craving and comparing, as well as holding on to views and opinions.

2001-02-20 The Comparing Mind 57:19
  James Baraz
Exploring how to work skillfully with the comparing and judging of ourselves and others.

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