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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.
2006-02-06 Doubt 48:46
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Vipassana Retreat
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
2004-11-21 Balance 54:48
Balance as the essence of practice, underlying form.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2004-11-13 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
2004-11-06 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
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
2003-02-03 The Brahma Viharas 48:13
An overview of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity, and how they relate to one another.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta Retreat
2000-11-22 Sympathetic Joy 56:01
Paying attention to the obstacles that get in our way of feeling happiness for ourselves and others, and ways to overcome these.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1998-06-14 Mindfulness 55:01
peeling away the layers of myth, preconception and misunderstanding through mindfulness; the need for continuity of awareness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1997-12-08 Perspective 51:15
understanding the possibilities

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