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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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2002-09-30 Humility: Who Has Control Of The Remote? 47:46
Honoring whatever appears in our life is humility. What happens when the identification with desire, aversion, or delusion has control of the remote.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat Part 1
2002-09-23 The Four Guardian Meditations 43:15
How the four guardian meditations bring about protection, refuge, inspiration and aspiration for liberation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat Part 1
2002-06-14 Taking Refuge In The Dhamma (Truth) 46:42
As we learn to trust the Dhamma we learn to trust our practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Vipassana Retreat
2002-06-09 Navigating Through The Darkness 47:48
Developing a taste for the truth rather than being lost in the darkness of our complicated evasions of the truth.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Vipassana 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
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
2002-05-01 Working With Difficulty 48:27
How to work skillfully with difficult body sensations, emotions, or mental states.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
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
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
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

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