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2004-12-07 Self-Knowledge 64:57
  Rodney Smith
Is your meditation directed toward learning about who you are? What areas do you shy away from paying attention to yourself? Where are you self-protected? Do you feel the pain associated with those areas? Become increasingly aware of one of those areas and see what difference bare attention (caring attention) makes to that pain. Offer that area metta to ease the pain of looking. The pain will ease in direct proportion to your understanding of it, and understanding is achieved through direct observation.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

2004-12-06 Rightening The Mind And Heart 65:49
  Carol Wilson
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge December 2004 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2004-12-02 Awakening "We Got What It Takes" 65:07
  Kamala Masters
The seven factors are already in the mindstream being developed by our simple practice of mindfulness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2004-12-02 The Activity Of Rejecting Ourselves 50:19
  Sharda Rogell
We often compare where we are now to some ideal state and get caught in the painful habit of rejecting our experience. How do we transform this habit in order to come into connection with the truth of the way things are.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2004-12-01 Spiritual Urgency - Samvega 41:25
  Amita Schmidt
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2004-11-27 The Seasons Of The Heart 39:52
  Anna Douglas
Relating to the gifts and challenges of the changing seasons of spiritual practice. This talk gives an overview of the continually changing terrain of practice-- the various seasons of the heart, which expose us to all sides of human experience. A question is then explored: where is progress on the path to be found if we keep cycling through the same seasons of the heart?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2004-11-27 Working With Hindrance Through Concentration And Mindfulness 52:09
  Sharon Salzberg
This teaching begins with an overview of the Five Hindrances: Desire, Aversion, Sloth and Torpor, Restlessness, and Doubt and continues with a thorough discussion of the Five Jhanic Factors: Aiming one’s mind, Investigation, Raptness, Comfort in Being, and One-pointedness which the meditator uses to effectively deal with and utilize the Five Hindrances in deepening her/his practice. The meditator gains perspective, alertness, connection, caring, and energy.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2004-11-26 Fear And Fearlessness 63:13
  Guy Armstrong
This talk explores fear as a form of craving and also several particular fears, such as death, judgement, and emptiness. It concludes with practical instructions on working with fear in meditation, which can lead to a fearlessness with all difficult states.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2004-11-25 Generosity And Gratitude 31:28
  Kamala Masters
The near and far-reaching benefits of generosity and gratitude.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2004-11-25 Thanksgiving 42:55
  John Travis
Thanks as a factor of wisdom. Giving as an aspect of compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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