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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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2000-03-06 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
1999-12-29 Resolutions Of The Heart 40:31
Learning how anger never ceases when it comes through anger.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1999-12-02 Touching The Earth 37:16
When the Buddha touched the earth, he opened up a common touch point for us all.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
1999-10-13 Perpendicular Universe 39:09
we live in our imaginary world at the expense of an all encompassing now.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1999-02-27 Self-Kindness And Self-Indulgence 40:43
the practice is built on self-kindness and is destroyed through self-indulgence, but ultimately moves beyond the self entirely
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1999-02-01 Anger: Transforming Anger 38:55
Remaining in contact with our source of anger is the only way to transform it into love.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
In collection Anger
1999-01-05 Leaving The Wilderness 43:15
entering the wilderness, we leave all the old rules behind, only to return and rejoin the community
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1999-01-01 Journey Into The Mind 42:03
journey into the mind sequence - a strategy far different than our worldly pursuits
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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