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Annie Nugent's Dharma Talks
Annie Nugent
Annie Nugent has practiced since 1979 and was an IMS Resident Teacher, 1999-2003. Her teaching style aims to reveal how all aspects of our lives can help us come to a clear and direct understanding of the Truth.
2009-11-02 Faith 61:16
The awakening of this first step on the path gives us the impetus to practice. As understanding grows through continued practice, ultimately we come to a place of unshakable faith – born out of tasting the Truth of the dharma.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat
2009-10-25 The Immediacy of Mindfulness: 54:46
Mindfulness takes us out of the stagnant moments of delusion into the clear freshness of the present moment and the freedom that comes with it.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat
2009-02-12 Equanimity 58:37
"Sometimes we might think we are quite eqanimous, until something comes and disturbs that equanimity.... true equnimity is not based on having outer conditions a certain way, but is totally impartial to how things might be in any given moment. It comes about as the result of wsidom arising through diligent practice. "
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2008-12-08 The Life Of The Buddha 58:18
We might think that it was easy for the Buddha on his journey to awakening....not so. The story of his life and how the path unfolded for him can reveal parallels that we might experience in our own practice - this can be both inspiring and reassuring to us
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-12-01 How Sila/ Moral Conduct shows itself in the world. 62:43
Testing our wisdom learned whilst on retreat - out in the world.. Seeing the proof of the pudding in our actions, words and thoughts.. or not??
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-11-24 Four Reflections That Turn The Mind Towards The Dharma 57:04
These four reflections on the precious human body, impermanence and death, the law of Karma and the round of Samsara support our practice by helping the mind turn towards the Dharma and away from our deeply habituated tendencies of greed, hatred and delusion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-11-10 Patience 53:04
How wonderful it would be if we could all have infinite patience.... because it is this quality that is the precursor to both wisdom and compassion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-04-05 The Five Hindrances that assail us all in our practice at times. 54:29
All is not lost when we are assailed by these hindrances. Seeing them for what they are disempowers them, and patient investigation, wise attention and letting be are the means to this disempowerment.
Mountain Hermitage Hermitage
2008-01-16 Resolve 63:31
Resolve played a major role in the Buddha's enlightenment. Consequently we can see the importance of this quality in our own practice. This talk details it's meaning and how to develop and incorporate it into our practice - propelling us ever onward towards liberation
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2007-10-01 Right Effort, Right Relaxation 57:52
Relearning the meaning of effort in our practice.. Including the practice of Bodhicitta as a means to ignite the impetus/courage to open to difficulties that might arise. When we have the freedom of all beings at heart we are motivated by compassion to do what must be done.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

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