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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.
2012-09-03 Mara 60:31
Our sneaky friend Mara, “The Tempter” needs to be seen in all his guises so that he doesn't fool us. This talk looks at the 10 Armies of Mara that might be operating at any time when we are not being mindful.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2012-08-03 Aspiration 46:52
Do we have an aspiration in our practice? This quality plays an important role in keeping our practice alive, especially as we touch the truth that all beings are suffering - our aspiration becomes motivated by compassion for all beings.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2011-11-27 The Ten Paramis 64:45
The ten wholesome qualities of mind that can be cultivated in daily life.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2011-10-23 Right Motivation 58:21
At first our practice is for ourselves alone...but as wisdom begins to unfold through reflection and practice, we come to understand that all beings are in the same predicament that we are - suffering and wanting to be happy. Thus we can do our practice for the benefit of all beings. This becomes the natural response to our suffering world.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2011-06-10 Working with difficult states of mind 57:21
The skillful means for working with these difficult states of mind(emotions) vary from person to person and even day to day, depending on what is appropriate NOW. This talk looks at ways to develop a gently intuitive attitude of mind to support letting be with what is, revealing the true nature of these emotions. Includes the support of Bodhicitta attitude.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2011-06-03 Letting Go 56:58
In one way or another all of the Buddha's teachings point towards letting go... other words with the same meaning are: renunciation, abandoning, reliquishing or giving up... This talk is about the what, why, where and when of letting go..
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2011-02-11 The Three Unwholesome Roots Of Mind 56:49
How these 3 defilements of mind - greed, hatred and delusion - show themselves in formal practice and in our daily lives – and how to work with them so as not to be caught in their grip.. thus supporting ourselves towards complete freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2011-02-01 Simplicity - The Here and Now 48:04
In connecting with the ordinariness of this moment we can taste the simplicity of life. Just the six sense doors not being grasped at or pushed away, but known as they are.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-12-18 The Lighter Side Of Mindfulness 54:42
Mindfulness: This talk looks at the lighter, playful side of mindfulness and the importance of the quality of clear knowing or comprehending that is always associated with mindfulness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Meditating with a Light Heart: Insight Meditation Weekend
2010-11-29 Liberation Through Wise Speech 58:55
Bringing awareness to our speech as a path to freedom – an important inclusion in the practice since we spend so much of our lives communicating with others.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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