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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.
2004-07-21 The Doubting Mind 42:58
Doubting is a frequent component of the western mind. We must explore it thoroughly.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2004-07-19 Distorting The Mind 46:40
We actually distort reality and live by the twisted logic of that mental truth.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2004-05-28 The Non-Doing Of Practice 46:43
The practice takes us through the doing mind into the non-doing of ease and contentment.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2004-05-26 The Path Of Not Knowing 46:49
The practice is simply to step out of self-deception. To do that one must be willing to surrender to the unknown.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2004-05-23 Caring Attention 52:13
The means of our practice must be aligned with the ends we seek.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2003-04-10 The Awakened Heart 48:28
The heart cannot open when it is on a journey in time. Love is found when we add nothing to this moment.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2003-04-08 Task-Centered & Heart-Centered Meditation 47:36
The movement from task-centered practice to heart-centered awareness contains the whole of the spiritual path.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2003-04-06 The Search For Meaning 45:21
We search throughout our lives for what is meaningful, only to find it in front of our eyes.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2003-03-27 The Spirit Of Questioning 49:01
To hold a question is to keep the mind unformed and resting in stillness. Seeking an answer reconfirms the person who knows.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2003-03-24 Wanting: The Payoff And The Pain 45:10
The whole of desire must be understood—what it gives us and its inevitable pain—in order for it to be put to an end.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

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