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Dharma Talks
2000-12-29 Acceptance, Letting Go, Being Enough 58:04
  Adrianne Ross
In the allowing and accepting all of our moments, we let go into the peace of each moment being enough just as it is.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2000-12-28 The Five Hindrances 63:01
  Wendy Zerin
Five difficult energies in the mind will inevitably arise in practice: the classical hindrances of desire, aversion, sloth and torpor, restless, and doubt. In this talk, the nature of each one is explored and suggestions are offered for ways of working with them when they arise. In learning to work with the hindrances, they can become our very greatest teachers.

2000-12-20 I Talk To My Friends 56:42
  Sylvia Boorstein
A talk about faith. This journey is a feasible one despite it being difficult. Sylvia discusses the problem of wobbly mind and how bewilderment and fatigue can lead to doubt. Talking to our friends holds us up in difficult times.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2000-12-15 Illusion 1: Taking What Is Insubstantial To Be Permanent 38:55
  Rodney Smith
We deliberately attempt to make the insubstantial permanent because of the implications of an insecure world.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

2000-12-12 Sound And Silence- Opening The Ear Door 40:01
  Marcia Rose
"From listening, spontaneously meditation arises. From listening, a depth, a well of virtues: From listening, truth, fulfillment, knowledge, ……those who hear flower forever." 16th century Indian poet, Nanak A 45 minute sitting meditation, beginning with Nanak's poem and then listening/hearing Tibetan bells, Japanese mok-tok, and other bell tones with alternating moments of silence.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2000-12-11 Question And Answer 1:18:49
  Joseph Goldstein
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2000-12-06 The Heart's Release- Abiding In The Immeasurables 60:52
  Marcia Rose
Lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic/appreciative joy and equanimity. We weave a tapestry of clear, caring, balanced and appropriate responsivity through our practice. This growing and maturing tapestry made up of these perfectly natural capacities of heart weave into the whole of our life and into all of our relationships.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2000-12-06 You Are The Path 63:36
  Eugene Cash
A view of the Eightfold Noble Path as guidelines for coming into accordance with truth.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2000-12-05 Equanimity: A Guided Meditation 48:19
  Joseph Goldstein
Developing equanimity in our relationship towards all beings.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2000-12-04 Sila--The Cultivation Of Virtue 50:36
  Kamala Masters
Understanding how sila is the foundation of our mindfulness practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat

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