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Sally Clough Armstrong began practicing vipassana meditation in India in 1981. She moved to the Bay Area in 1988, and worked at Spirit Rock until 1994 in a number of roles, including executive director. She began teaching in 1996, and is one of the guiding teachers of Spirit Rock's Dedicated Practitioner Program.
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2015-08-17 Concentration and the Path of Practice 56:33
Concentration is an important part of any meditation practice, but not an end in itself. We can use the steady attentive mind to turn to the nature of reality, revealing the essential truths that can free us from confusion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration
2015-08-13 Factors of Awakening 58:31
The seven factors of awakening develop and strengthen naturally as we practice, but knowing this map helps us incline towards them. This talk focuses on developing them in concentration practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration
2015-07-16 The Wise Response of the Heart 59:11
The flavor of Metta is kindness, which is such a beautiful and powerful attitude, but the other Brahma Viharas of compassion, joy and equanimity allow us to meet all of life with openess and connection.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat
2015-07-13 Day 5: Morning Instructions 23:18
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat
2015-07-12 Kindness and the Steady Heart 54:55
Opening to our experience with kindness allows the heart to steady and deepen into concentration.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat
2015-07-10 Day 2: Afternoon Instructions - Metta for self and benefactor/easy person 23:19
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat
2015-07-09 Day 1: Morning Instructions - Mindfulness of body, breath and sounds 24:19
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat
2015-06-05 The Wise Heart Expresses Itself as Compassion 51:52
The engine of the Eightfold Path are the two factors, wise view and wise intention. As we develop wisdom is naturally expresses itself in actions and a life that is grounded in compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Teachings of the Path of Awakening
2015-06-04 Day three: Guided loving-kindness practice 40:08
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Teachings of the Path of Awakening
2015-06-02 Cultivating Mindfulness, Working with Pain 52:47
Pain in sitting meditation is a common experience. Instead of reacting with aversion and moving away from it, it is possible to open to the sensations with mindfulness and compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Teachings of the Path of Awakening

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