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My focus in teaching is to provide the support that students need to turn their life to the dharma, to truth, and to find ways to come out of their pain and suffering. The retreat experience is an invaluable aid to this exploration; however, what matters more is how one integrates this under- standing into everyday life.
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2007-11-11 Leaving Your Comfort Zone 55:22
Conditions in our life are always changing and out of our control. We search for peace in the conditions rather than realizing peace comes from accepting that they change and ultimately, we cannot control the way things are.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-11-03 Becoming Unhindered: The Five Difficult Mind States 57:04
When we are identified with these five mind states they are called hindrances to seeing the way things actually are. Each one is explored along with skillful antidotes to overcome them.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-10-26 The Tenderness Of Compassion 49:25
What is compassion and how do we open to our compassionate heart? And as we let GO OF our self interest AND demands ON LIFE TO BE THE WAY WE WANT IT TO BE and turn toward our own pain and other's pain, compassion can awaken in our hearts.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat
2007-10-21 Equanimity And Mindfulness Of Body 50:57
Mindfulness in body as ground will help us to deal with our physical and emotional feelings in a non-reactive way. What does equanimity truly mean in dealing with difficult feelings.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Study Retreat
2007-07-17 A Purified Heart 50:00
Our spiritual practices allow us to reconnect with our deepest caring for our own happiness and well-being. When this is awakened, we purify our heart and our caring expands to include all beings everywhere.
2007-06-15 Refreshing Coolness is not Far Away 55:52
Gaia House Insight Meditation and Contemplative Enquiry
2007-06-14 Accessing Limitless Freedom 53:55
As the force of identification with our body, mind and feelings gets weaker, the sense of 'me-ness' weakens. Then, the 'I' is not so demanding and we small the perfume of selflessness.
Gaia House Insight Meditation and Contemplative Enquiry
2007-06-13 Shining Light on the Body 55:43
Sometimes mindfulness of the body is neglected for more exalted meditation experiences. However, the first foundation of mindfulness points to the importance of grounding in the body as a central support for presence and connection to our experience, which allows for a deeper investigation into the nature of things.
Gaia House Insight Meditation and Contemplative Enquiry
2007-06-11 Something About Love and Mystery 56:48
Our meditation practice encourages letting go of what is familiar and secure to allow a deeper intimacy with the way things are. As we do this, we open the door to love, trust and the mystery of the unknown.
Gaia House Insight Meditation and Contemplative Enquiry
2007-05-25 Opening The Door To Wisdom And Compassion 47:04
When we speak of the healing power of mindfulness, we mean healing the clinging mind. For this, we draw on mindfulness that opens the door to our wisdom and compassion, so we can see the truth clearly with a kind and loving-heart.

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