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Michele McDonald's Dharma Talks
Michele McDonald
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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.
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2004-10-03 Trusting Being Cool Wi Th Not Being Cool 52:55
The wordless sweetness of the soft totally released state that happens when we connect with what is.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2004-10-11 Reflection, Rage, Rebellion, And Ardent Patience - part I 57:25
Caring so much for ourselves and others that we have the strength to stand up to all levels of inner and outer oppression.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2004-10-18 Reflection, Rage, Rebellion, And Ardent Patience - part II 62:40
Valuing the transformative power of opening to pain, suffering and aversion as a path to complete liberation and compassion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2004-10-25 Practice As Spontaneous Innovation (Part 1) 64:13
Bringing together the soft heart of the child and the ancient wise being within, so that we are washed clean to the base of our heart.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2004-10-31 Lighting Up From The Inside To Light Up The World 65:40
The Father and Mother of the Paramis; patience and equanimity light up the world with peace.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2000-10-23 Each Moment Is "Just Enough": 7 Factors Of Enlightenment 62:24
life as an empty cup
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat
1996-10-06 Renunciation, Kindness, And Freedom 54:12
Understanding the kindness that comes with renunciation (letting go), and how this leads to freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 42 Day (6 Week) Vipassana Retreat
1997-10-20 Unconditional Peace 58:34
opening to understanding rather than judging the experience of suffering
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat (86 days)
1997-05-31 What Is Life For? 52:43
there are two types of rare and precious human beings: one who is kind and one who is grateful for kindness received
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta & Vipassana Retreats (18 days)
1997-06-26 Stretching The Mind & Heart 40:31
why we practice meditation - given at the young adults retreat
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Young Adults Retreat (4 days )

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