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Dharma Talks
2002-04-14 Non-Grasping 69:46
  Martine Batchelor
This talk explores the process of grasping, which limits and reduces us. It also looks at non-grasping in various areas or our life.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2002-04-12 The Four Great Efforts 46:33
  Rodney Smith
Balancing between cultivating wholesome qualities and not pursuing them as ends in themselves is the art of Buddhism.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-04-11 Reflections On Emptiness 50:28
  Christina Feldman
The Buddha described emptiness as the abode of the great person. It is an understanding, seen so clearly in nature, that is possible for us to see in our own nature.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-04-10 Working With Thoughts - Papanca 1:10:43
  Mark Coleman
Working skillfully with the thinking mind. Understanding how perceptual distortion and mental proliferation obscures the truth and takes us away from the present.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2002-04-08 Following The Pain Line 42:13
  Rodney Smith
The first step of spiritual maturity is to move into pain. Holding the pain without explanation or justification allows it to open into emptiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-04-08 Awakening Is Always Possible 62:31
  Jack Kornfield
Seeking the sacred. The possibility of awakening exists in every moment. We all can sense our potential for bringing compassion to present world conflict. Stories of India and questions about the Middle East.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2002-04-06 Need, Duty and Welfare 63:06
  Ajahn Sucitto

2002-04-03 Awakening Wisdom And Compassion 69:46
  Mark Coleman
This talk elucidates perspectives on the Buddhist Path. The possibility of freedom here and now and how to integrate understanding into our lives.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2002-03-29 The Eightfold Path 1: Wise View 41:40
  Rodney Smith
Wise view is the essential first step, which frames the entire path of practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-03-25 No Right, No Wrong 50:13
  Marie Mannschatz
A story about misunderstanding and compassion —teachers and students in an Asian monastery.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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