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My biding motivation for the practice of teaching is to share my interest, my understanding and my confidence in the Buddha's way for a balanced and deeply happy life. Given the pace of our culture and the direction in which it is going, mindfulness is essential to sanity. Since my first vipassana retreat in 1975, I've experienced the wisdom of sanity, peace and freedom.
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1992-11-04 Five Spiritual Faculties: Concentration 56:51
Applying concentration provides collecting, gathering and focusing the mind with precise undivided attention. Focusing on a single experience calms the mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
In collection Five Spiritual Faculties
1992-10-28 Five Spiritual Faculties: Mindfulness 60:16
Developing the ability to connect with our experience in sustained observation. Mindfulness offers observation, diligence and an inner mentor.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
In collection Five Spiritual Faculties
1992-10-03 Five Spiritual Faculties: Spiritual Confidence 56:04
Igniting a deep and profound personal spiritual experience of trust, faith, certitude and confidence.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
In collection Five Spiritual Faculties
1992-10-03 Five Spiritual Faculties 4:52:25
An in-depth look at the five spiritual faculties; spiritual confidence, effort, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1991-12-10 Development Of Paramis: What A Long Strong Trip 55:49
Personal stories on the development of generosity, truthfulness, patience, renunciation etc. over the years of practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1991-11-26 Guided Meditation: Equanimity 47:00
Balanced poise in the mind is one of the divine abidings.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1991-11-14 Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind: Conceit, Craving, Confusion 56:25
CONCEIT, CRAVING, CONFUSION - habitual thoughts of "Who I am!", "What I want!", and "What I believe!" often bring us difficulty. Insight into impermanence, the unsatisfactory nature of events and the insubstantial nature of "I" uproots these tenacious tendencies to dwell in thought.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1991-11-02 Confusion Of Clarity Of The Body 59:07
Our identification with the appearance of our body rarely results in satisfaction and contentment but as one of the four foundations of mindfulness, the body can be a vehicle for realization of liberated mind. How?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1991-10-21 "A Box Of Rain" - Reflections On Death 53:48
appreciating a conscious, full relationship to our own death in order to enhance our full presence in life
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1991-10-09 Mental Factors Of Concentration 57:43
developing the ability to connect and sustain the attention respectively opposes sleepiness and eliminates doubt while joyful delight, comfort and single-pointedness of mind directly confront aversion, restlessness and wanting mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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