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Dharma Talks
2012-08-21 Opening To Obstructive Energies 52:11
  Sky Dawson
There are many unhealthy and unhelpful tendencies that can be obstacles to happiness. This talk explores them as a refresher.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2012-08-21 Gladdening the Heart, Training the Mind 54:39
  Sally Clough Armstrong
As we do the practice of samatha (tranquility) meditation, it is important not to strive towards any particular experience but rather to see the practice as a training of the mind that leads to well being and happiness here and now.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-21 Insight into Not Self in everyday life. 48:09
  Michael Grady
Seeing into Not Self in everyday life experiences.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat

2012-08-21 Generosity and Lovingkindness 37:03
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

2012-08-21 Fundamentals of the Dharma: Surrender 2:00
  Rodney Smith
Surrender is not something we decide to do. It is what is left after we have tried every way to avoid or surmount a problem. Surrendering is releasing your guard and allowing the experience into you without protection or defense, and therefore it is an activity of faith. Mostly we try to adapt our way through a difficulty, changing strategies according to the results, but surrender is not another response to a problem, it's the ending of time, distance, and separation from the problem itself.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
In collection Fundamentals of the Dharma

2012-08-21 Morning Instructions Day Eight 54:13
  Andrea Fella
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-20 Meeting Life with Kind Presence 45:23
  Mark Coleman
This talk explores how the qualities of Mindfulness & Kindness are essential ingredients for meeting experience with wisdom, clarity & love...that allows us to hold ourselves, and difficult times with greater ease and compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2012-08-20 How Samadhi Supports Insight 62:05
  Tempel Smith
In both the development of Samadhi and the turning toward Insight, wisdom develops to help free the heart and mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-20 Morning Instructions Day Seven 57:16
  Phillip Moffitt
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

2012-08-19 Using Concentration to See Things as They Are 66:46
  Andrea Fella
The Buddha encouraged us to cultivate concentration for the purpose of seeing into the nature of our experience - as impermanent, unreliable, and not-self.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration Retreat

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