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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.
2006-06-14 Love 52:19
What is your experience like when you feel safe enough to open your heart? When we pay attention directly and we are not rejecting our experience, we can explore the quality of love in three centres of Being - head, heart and belly.
Gaia House Insight Meditation and Contemplative Inquiry
2006-06-12 Opening to the Truth with Mindfulness 58:37
Mindfulness illuminates our present experience and allows for the qualities of openness, curiousity, interest and trust to arise as we explore what it means to be awake to our experience, whether it is pleasant or unpleasant.
Gaia House Insight Meditation and Contemplative Inquiry
2006-04-16 Settling Into Mindfulness 40:03
What is mindfulness? Exploring the qualities of mindfulness: knowingness, openness, curiosity and kindness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-11-21 Knowing Mind As Mind 46:21
Looking directly at the original text in the Satipatthana Sutta on the third foundation of mindfulness, how does the Buddha instruct us and what supports this contemplation.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2005-11-08 Sakkaya Ditthi: Exploring Self-View 49:49
We are not trying to eradicate our personality, but as our experience becomes more infused with Nibbana, we experience our personality in a fresh way.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2005-10-26 Refashioning Ourselves With Clear Intention 58:28
How do we reconstruct or refashion the self into a whole person.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-10-24 Dukkha And Its End: Revelations Of The First Noble Truth 46:19
The First Noble Truth acknowledges two aspects of suffering, one we can change and one we can't change. It also asks us not to personalize our suffering.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-09-02 Embracing The Hindrances: An Illogical Happiness 58:31
Our mind moves to manipulate our experiences to find a way to be happy. When we stop and embrace our experience, even when difficult, this present attention opens us to our deeper nature.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-05-09 Out Beyond Our Ideas Of Right And Wrong 53:04
What can we trust? Can we trust our conceptual framework of right and wrong? The Buddha's teachings point to something more reliable. What is it?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2005-03-18 Uncovering The Deeper Levels Of Equanimity 50:01
To realize the deepest levels of equanimity, we need to let go of all our ideas of what equanimity is, and this is what drops us into the unmoving stillness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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