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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.
1993-10-02 Series On Happiness 6:30:09
Exploring the elements of true happiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Series On Happiness: Happiness Of Generosity 55:19
Developing a generous heart capable of sharing what we have, places us in the embrace of a loving, appreciative community.
Series On Happiness: Happiness Of Ethical Conduct 56:31
Lives guided by conscience and modesty, recognize and esteem our value as human beings and protect us from remorse, blame and punishments; offering others freedom from fear and insecurity -- contributing to a sense of safety and tranquility.
Series On Happiness: Happiness Of A Pure Mind - part I 53:37
"The pure mind…a jewel beyond all price." is not known when obstructed. Recognizing the predominant clouds in the mind and working with them results in clear, lucid knowing all there is to know.
Series On Happiness: Happiness Of A Pure Mind - part II 54:09
The mind is obscured by clouds in the mind. Practice dissolves the clouds.
Series On Happiness: Happiness Of Absorption In Love 59:58
Developing love for ourselves and all other beings arouses an ecstatically joyful and subtly tranquil happiness uncommon in our pursuit of pleasure.
Series On Happiness: Happiness Of Insight Knowledge 56:46
Habitual thoughts of "who I am!," "what I want!," and "what I believe!," often bring difficulty. Insight into impermanence overcomes these tenacious tendencies of thinking, revealing the subtle happiness of wisdom.
Series On Happiness: Happiness Of Peace 53:45
The Buddha said "There is no higher happiness than peace." We can glimpse this happiness when the obstructions of mind are progressively uprooted by accessing what are traditionally identified as the four stages of enlightenment.

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