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More and more, the teaching practice takes me into the community where I engage directly with students. My focus right now is on bringing the continuity of the Dharma into the market place. Although retreating is an important form for self-knowledge, I find myself less interested in the immediate results of a retreat and more interested in helping students investigate their relationship to the ups and downs of their everyday life.
2002-04-12 The Four Great Efforts 46:33
Balancing between cultivating wholesome qualities and not pursuing them as ends in themselves is the art of Buddhism.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2002-04-08 Following The Pain Line 42:13
The first step of spiritual maturity is to move into pain. Holding the pain without explanation or justification allows it to open into emptiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2002-03-29 The Eightfold Path 1: Wise View 41:40
Wise view is the essential first step, which frames the entire path of practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2002-01-07 Receiving the World 43:52
Owning or exposing our prejudice as a way of opening to and receiving the world.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2002-01-03 The I Of The Storm 39:48
Realizing how the "I" feeds upon conflict and vanishes in stillness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2001-12-17 Sitting Practice And Its Effect On Our Life 44:57
The techniques of sitting meditation effects our attitude to life itself.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2001-12-12 Reflections On September 11Th 43:54
Is September 11th about retaliation and patriotism or unending violence of the human mind?
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2001-11-01 Why Meditate? 46:52
Exploring the four facets of meditation.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2001-10-01 After The Retreat: What Now? 44:37
The ingredients of a spiritual life using our natural interest and curiosity.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2001-03-14 Receiving The World 46:43
Looking at how to use three different postures toward life and freedom to move from partial openness to radical receptivity.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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