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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.
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2000-07-05 The "No" Of Love 41:58
We are never sure how love will act once it is released
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2000-04-24 The Eightfold Path 8: Wise Samadhi 38:39
Samadhi completes the circle as it contains the wholeness of the path with its oneness of mind.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2000-04-17 The Eightfold Path 6: Wise Effort 38:22
Applying effort, without the wise overview, leads to the illusion of self-improvement.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2000-04-10 The Eightfold Path 7: Wise Mindfulness 44:01
Exploring how mindfulness flows naturally from a wise view.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2000-04-03 The Eightfold Path 5: Wise Livelihood 43:22
Are we prostituting one-third of our life to fund the other two-thirds?
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2000-03-27 The Eightfold Path 4: Wise Action 39:37
Without the integrating the wise view into our actions, our path can remain very conceptual.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2000-03-13 The Eightfold Path 3: Wise Speech 39:55
We are most often known by what we say, externally, to others; while self-knowledge comes, most often, by what we say internally to ourselves.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2000-03-06 The Eightfold Path 2: Wise Aspiration 44:04
When framed by wise view, aspiration begins the journey to the other shore.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2000-02-27 A Glimpse Of Connection 41:55
Sometimes our hardened view of separation parts, for just a moment, and a glimpse of perfection fills us wonder and appreciation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2000-01-08 Illusion II: Taking What Is Incapable Of Satisfying As Happiness 42:57
Happiness as most of us recognize it is the pursuit of comfort but ultimately cannot be found within the field of birth and decay.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

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