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Dharma Talks
2000-12-31 Purification Of The Heart 49:58
  Guy Armstrong
The deepest nature of our heart is intrinsically pure, but it is usually obscured by the visiting forms of wanting, aversion, and confusion. This talk explores how to work mindfully with various kinds of difficult emotions and how mindfulness works to purify our hearts of their influence.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2000-12-30 Equanimity 49:03
  Sharda Rogell
Examining our judgements so we can live with a wholehearted engagement with life.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2000-12-29 Acceptance, Letting Go, Being Enough 62:07
  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.

2000-12-29 Life's Lessons 43:37
  Rodney Smith
What are the fundamental lessons we learn through living that form the basis of our practice?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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

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