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Sally Clough Armstrong
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.
2013-02-08 The Suffering that Leads to the End of Suffering 55:47
The First Noble Truth tells us how it really is - there is and there will be suffering in any and every life. But this is not just gloomy news, but rather an invitation to turn towards suffering so we begin to understand it, its nature and its causes, so we need no longer to cause our own suffering, or to feel a vicitm of suffering - that we have done something wrong because we are suffering. Opening to suffering also tenderizes the heart, as we open to the depth and the breadth of our own suffering, and the suffering of the world. This is the path to compassion and to freedom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat

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