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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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2016-07-19 Day 6 Morning Sit: Metta Practice - The Difficult Person 40:21
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat
2016-07-18 Befriending the Mind 60:33
Metta is a powerful tool to work with the tendency to be judgemental or harsh with ourselves and others.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat
2016-07-17 Day 4 Afternoon Sit with Instructions: Compassion 42:19
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat
2016-07-15 Day 2 Morning Sit with Instructions: Metta for Self and Easy Person 37:29
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat
2016-07-14 The Landscape of the Heart 51:38
Developing lovingkindness takes patience and the willingness to begin again - to choose again and again the intention towards kindness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Metta Retreat
2016-06-23 The Fourth Noble Truth- The path 54:38
The fourth noble truth describes the whole path of practice from how we live our lives, develop our meditation practice and deepen wisdom.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center The Four Noble Truths: A Retreat for Experienced Students
2016-06-20 The Second Noble Truth: The origin of suffering is craving 51:45
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center The Four Noble Truths: A Retreat for Experienced Students
2016-04-08 Equanimity and Kamma 55:53
There are two main aspects to equanimity as a Brahma Vihara: first, a balanced, spacious mind, which is a mental factor we can know and cultivate. Secondly, an understanding of the nature of reality, known in Buddhist teachings as the dhamma, or truth, which is expressed here in the teachings on kamma (karma in Sanskrit.) Kamma simply means action, and refers to the universal laws of cause and effect and conditionality. In this teaching, the Buddha highlighted the importance of intentions in our actions. We come to understand that our lives are shaped by our choices, and the importance of bringing mindfulness and wisdom to our choices and intentions. We also should be aware that, even with good intentions, our actions can have harmful impacts, especially as we live, work and practice in communities with people with different cultural, racial, economic, gender identifications, sexual orientations, or other diverse experiences.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity: Seeing with Quiet Eyes
2016-04-06 Patience and Equanimity 58:45
Patience and equanimity are two of the paramis - 10 perfections that we develop in our practice on the path to awakening. Ledi Sayadaw says that “Patience and equanimity are the mainstay for the perfections. Only when one has set oneself up in these two can one expect to fulfill the rest." These 2 qualities are intertwined and support each other: if we are patient, we are developing equanimity, and vice versa. Both are necessary for our meditation practice and bring peace and calm into our minds and hearts.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity: Seeing with Quiet Eyes
2016-04-04 Mindfulness and Metta 55:01
Equanimity is central to the Buddha's teachings and practices, and so underlies and supports both mindfulness and metta (loving-kindness). For Samma Sati, Right Mindfulness, to develop, equanimity needs to function to keep us connected with experiences even when they are difficult or challenging, to deepen insight into the true nature of reality. In metta practice, equanimity keeps the heart open when conditions are not ideal for kindness - and they are often not ideal!
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Equanimity: Seeing with Quiet Eyes

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