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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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2012-06-06 Practicing Peacefulness 50:24
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2012-04-11 Mindfulness of the Paramitas 63:04
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2012-03-20 The Paramitas as the Path 55:37
Cultivation of morality (in the ten permutations called Perfections (Paramitas) is presented as the path to rather than simply a preparation for meditation. Stories illustrate how the practice of each paramita leads to insight.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long
2012-03-14 The Grace of Connection 58:02
A Brahma Vihara talk that emphasizes the importance of equanimity as the foundation for metta, compassion and appreciation. Also the relationship of Wisdom and Equanimity as mutually causal, and how wisdom both sustains equanimity and is a reflection of equanimity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long
2012-03-10 Get a Grip: Concentration as the Antidote to the Flurried Mind 58:31
A review of the hindrances and the way in which the factor of concentration, when applied, steadies the mind and allows for clear seeing to prevail.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long
2012-03-03 Metta and Mindfulness as Aspects of One Another 50:10
This talk focuses on mindfulness being about 1) clear seeing - i.e. What do you really want to see? What insight leads to liberation? and 2) progressively cultivating the capacity for unconditional kindness. Metta and mindfulness as inherent in each other.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long
2012-02-29 Birth, Death and Vision for an Amazing Future in a technology world. 66:48
With special guests: Jack Kornfield, Johan Wikman and Susan Felix.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2012-02-08 What Do We Need Most to See? 50:45
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2012-01-18 Generosity as the Beginning and End of the Path 47:54
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2012-01-07 In Gladness and in Safety, Omitting None 56:21
A presentation of Metta and Mindfulness as integral aspects of each other, using the Metta Sutta, the Buddha's teaching on kindness, as both teh mandate for practice and an overview of the path.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta

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