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Sharon Salzberg's Dharma Talks
Sharon Salzberg
The most compelling part of my practice right now comes in the form of my writing. For a long time, I've focused my teaching and writing on lovingkindness. Now as I look more deeply into lovingkindness, I find that it actually rests on another foundation, the expression of faith.
2003-02-15 Going Home 54:24
Opening to our experience, having a sense of possibility while being at peace with what is happening. Doing our practice and letting it happen, not making it happen, being witness with compassion and clarity.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Vipassana Retreat
2004-11-06 Taking Refuge 44:07
What it means to take refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2004-11-13 The Nature Of Doubt 44:24
Wholesome doubt, unwholesome doubt, and the types of faith are explored in the first part of this talk. In the second part, how to utilize all of them in the development of one’s practice is thoroughly covered with emphasis on careful attention, wholeheartedness, the importance of showing up and making the effort, the antidotes to unwholesome doubt, and helpful strategies for getting unstuck from unwholesome doubt.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2004-11-21 Balance 54:48
Balance as the essence of practice, underlying form.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2004-11-27 Working With Hindrance Through Concentration And Mindfulness 52:09
This teaching begins with an overview of the Five Hindrances: Desire, Aversion, Sloth and Torpor, Restlessness, and Doubt and continues with a thorough discussion of the Five Jhanic Factors: Aiming one’s mind, Investigation, Raptness, Comfort in Being, and One-pointedness which the meditator uses to effectively deal with and utilize the Five Hindrances in deepening her/his practice. The meditator gains perspective, alertness, connection, caring, and energy.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-08-29 Opening Talk 54:12
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Labor Day Weekend
2008-08-30 Skills Of Meditation And The Five Hindrances 58:30
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Labor Day Weekend
2008-02-12 Morning Instructions 52:49
Morning Instructions
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta (Lovingkindness) Retreat
2008-02-12 The Five Hindrances 55:03
The Five Hindrances
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta (Lovingkindness) Retreat
2008-02-16 Morning Instructions 57:34
Morning Instructions
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta (Lovingkindness) Retreat

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