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Dharma Talks
2003-01-05 The Urban Buddhist 42:34
  Rodney Smith
The retreat environment brings forth certain principles of the Buddha. Lay practice brings forth other principles. What are the tools and forms of urban life?
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2003-01-04 The Potential To Awaken 46:04
  Anna Douglas
What it means to live a life of awakening in a culture that values materials success, grasping and control.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2003-01-03 Metta 39:21
  Ajahn Sucitto

2003-01-02 Generosity 51:07
  Adrianne Ross
How giving, relinquishing and receiving act to open the heart and are gateways to freedom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2003-01-01 The Fires Of Passion 1:12:41
  Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Metta Forest Monastery

2003-01-01 Suffering And Its End 55:55
  Thanissaro Bhikkhu
RESPECT FOR SUFFERING The suffering that arises in the practice is a noble truth, something worthy of respect. You can’t just push it away. If you’re going to end suffering you have to give it space, understand it, and approach it systematically. INTERCONNECTEDNESS Interconnectedness is not always pretty. It means that our bad actions can have endless repercussions, and that our happiness is dependent on a very fragile web. But by becoming more skillful in our actions we can turn the principle of interconnectedness into a good thing: a path to a happiness that’s truly independent. BEING STILL The quieter you are, the more you see. Being quiet is a form of doing, and sometimes it’s the most skillful thing you can do: You learn perspective and sensitivity, and you position yourself in the best spot to recognize insight when it arises. THE WORLD IS SWEPT AWAY Instead of trying to find our happiness in a world of change, we take that changing world and turn it toward the changeless, look for that which is unchanging right here, right now. THE THREE CHARACTERISTICS The teaching on the Three Characteristics is meant to liberate the mind from unnecessary burdens. The normal mind shadows everything that happens, but as you bring the mind to every more subtle levels of stillness and ease, you can detect ever more subtle levels of inconstancy and stress, and so naturally let them go. FIVE TALKS ON ONE CASSETTE OR CD
Metta Forest Monastery

2003-01-01 Mind Collection 52:47
  Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Metta Forest Monastery

2002-12-31 I Wanna Be Kwan Yin 42:45
  Sharda Rogell
True practice is knowing that you are already a manifestation of compassion without trying. Knowing that, we let go of what is false and keep returning to our peaceful heart.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2002-12-29 Sensitivity Of The Heart 44:37
  Rodney Smith
The meditation journey is traveling the distance between the mind and the heart.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-12-23 The Sangha 46:01
  Rodney Smith
Sangha is an essential element in the unfolding of ones Path.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

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