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Michele McDonald's Dharma Talks
Michele McDonald
Because I've been teaching in Burma the last three years, I've been able to see how mindfulness can be nourished by a culture that supports the ancient liberation teachings and by daily experiences of happiness arising from acts of generosity, morality and renunciation. Thus the practice of Buddhism and the living of Buddhism are woven together in a seamless tapestry.
2001-06-22 Opening Talk Of Young Adults Retreat: Wildness And Kindness 32:25
Remembering how to take care of ourselves, each other, and the world. Talk includes saying precepts together and a guided meditation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Young Adult Retreat
2001-06-24 There Is No Bad Practice 39:21
Learning how, when we honor all of our experiences, we shift from an innocent faith to a mature one.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Young Adult Retreat
2001-10-22 Feeding Our Hearts With Love And Wisdom 59:07
Recognizing how love purifies understanding and how understanding purifies love.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat Part 1
2001-10-29 Our Next Breath 53:48
Understanding the multidimensional layers of reality: the relative and absolute levels of existence where freedom can happen in any moment.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat Part 1
2002-10-06 Understanding The Ache Of Incarnation Itself 53:52
Giving birth to the adventure of living a life with great depth of wisdom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat Part 1
2002-04-29 Trusting Our Practice Of Awakening Wisdom 45:13
Practicing choosing to "show up" for our experience because we are aware that we are here to learn as much as we can spiritually. This leads to trusting our practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2002-05-01 Working With Difficulty 48:27
How to work skillfully with difficult body sensations, emotions, or mental states.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2002-06-01 Giving Birth To Lovingkindness 54:07
Different ways that Lovingkindness practice offers us levels of protection, concentration and deep understanding.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta Retreat
2002-06-05 The Essence Of Love And Wisdom 59:42
What do our hearts truly need and want? How does loving ourselves and others happen? How does the heart open the essence of love and wisdom?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta Retreat
2003-10-26 Inevitability Of Groundlessness & Love 69:55
Valuing healthy connection and detachment while facing our inloveability fear of nothingness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat Part 1

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