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Sylvia Boorstein's Dharma Talks
Sylvia Boorstein
My greatest joy is giving the gift of love and hope through the dharma, knowing it is possible for humans to transform their hearts. These dharma gifts include paying attention, practicing clarity and kindness and addressing the suffering of the world--which, of course, includes ourselves.
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2005-05-26 Liberated From Taints: The Buddha's Instructions 55:51
This talk uses classic scripture accounts of spontaneous liberation happening just through the hearing of Dharma truths.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-05-23 How To Know What Is Time And What Matters 53:54
This talk describes Mindfulness as the balancing factor that restores the upset or confused mind to a state of expansive and benevelent peace. It is a awakening of the point of practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-02-06 Seeing In A New Way 61:24
This talk highlights the way in which Mindfulness leads to direct seeing of the Four Noble Truths and the Three Characteristics. It particularly includes Nyavaponeba Their's description of the functions of Mindfulness as outlined in "The Vision of Dhamma".
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-01-07 Ferdinand, The Buddha, And The Metta Sutta: Line By Line 58:28
The Metta Sutta as a complete teaching of the path of practice: The practice of morality, the cultivation of mental clarity, & the development of wisdom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-01-03 The Best Of Intentions 57:25
The Best of Intentions: Reflections on the wish, "May all beings be peaceful and happy" and the life and works of Maha Yosananda.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2004-12-11 Transforming The World Through Metta 60:25
How keeping a resolutely loving heart is the ultimate self protection and has the potential for changing the world. Stories of people who coupled the practice of good will with working for social change -- Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Maha Ghosananda.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2004-10-13 The Response Of The Open Heart 59:37
The response of the open heart - discussion of the heart for enemies of the Brahma-Viharas.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2004-10-11 Midnight On The Airplane 59:46
An explanation of how practicing in this way awakens the natural heart of compassion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2004-08-18 May I Be Free Of Enmity And Danger: Buddhist Perspective Of Political Activism 66:42
How and why do Buddhist principles mandate our participation in our community and world along with ongoing and fundamental dedication to purification of ones heart.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2004-07-10 We Become Like Family 57:34
Describes the way in which concentration through lovingkindness soothes the mind, is the antidote to the hindrances and allows for the clear understanding of the suffering inherent in life, the fact that all beings desire happiness, and the sense of communion that comes from the awareness of that empathy.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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