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Dharma Talks
2002-11-05 The Judging Mind 42:43
  Rodney Smith
Judgement is a defense against feeling inadequate. The belief in inadequacy is a defense against the fear of being nothing. The fear of being nothing is a defense against silence, in which our nothingness is confirmed.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2002-11-03 Concentration And Mindfulness 55:28
  Marcia Rose
Reigning the mind in from all it's myriad distractions… cultivating the power of concentration in order to see clearly. Pay attention in a non judging, non manipulative, non grasping, non rejecting attention - the magic of mindfulness, taking us out of illusion directly into reality.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2002-11-03 Kathina talk 42:38
  Achaan Sucitto

2002-11-01 Referencing The Moment 38:24
  Rodney Smith
Thought continually moves out to reference something uniquely now.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

2002-10-31 Finding Unshakable Faith Faith On The Path 58:07
  Myoshin Kelley
By learning the qualities of faith-trust, devotion, confidence and clarity of mind, we can begin to see faith unfolding in our own hearts. How faith helps to motivate and energize our practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-10-30 Awareness & Compassion 61:40
  Carol Wilson
The natural expression of emptiness or anatta is compassion or friendliness. This motivation of heart develops naturally as wisdom and mindfulness deepen and we cannotice this happening both in retreat and in our daily lives.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-10-28 Walking The Spiritual Path Lightly 52:01
  Michele McDonald
Balancing connection, detachment, humor and spiritual friendship through the radiant beauty of the mystical.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat Part 1

2002-10-27 Connecting The Buddha's Journey With Our Own 58:06
  Joseph Goldstein
Stages in the journey of awakening. How the Buddha's life relates to our own.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-10-18 Self-Judgement And Compassion 61:13
  Carol Wilson
Our habit of aversion stems from our not deeply understanding the First Noble Truth, -and thus reacting to difficulty with various forms of denial, resistance, avoidance. When we see that our tendency to judge ourselves is based on misunderstanding the way things are, we can open to our experience with more wisdom and compassion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-10-14 Understanding Mara And The Seven Factors Of Awakening (Part 1) 52:30
  Michele McDonald
Being awake or asleep is a choice we make each moment of our life -- understanding how to balance and maintain mindfulness, investigation, energy and joyful interest.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat Part 1

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