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Carol Wilson's Dharma Talks
Carol Wilson
What I most love in my teaching practice is seeing students become dedicated to their own liberation. As their spiritual practice matures, people light up from within when they begin to understand that personal freedom is possible. This commitment to freedom on the part of the student inspires me to find ways to express my deepest understanding and enthusiasm for liberation.
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2004-05-22 Bias Of Mind 69:21
Applying seven ways of the Buddha to transcend the subtle forces of bias.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2004-02-18 Compassionate Intention 57:28
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2003-12-03 Spiritual Friendships 61:19
The Buddha often said that keeping company with lovely and wise people is one of the most supportive qualities for our path of awakening. One of the first of our sincere practices, where we can also begin, is to be lovely friends for others in this world. How our practice is developing the qualities that make a spiritual friend.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2003-11-18 Guided Mudita Meditation 43:06
Turning the attention to genuine joy and happiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2003-11-09 Using All Experience As The Path 60:43
looking at our willingness to use everything that comes our way as part of our spiritual practice
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2003-05-04 What's The Breath Got To Do With Freedom? 56:12
Mindfulness of breath leads to the potential for accurate understanding of mental and physical experience. This simple mindfulness can lead us to the end of suffering.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2002-10-30 Awareness & Compassion 61:40
The natural expression of emptiness or anatta is compassion or friendliness. This motivation of heart develops naturally as wisdom and mindfulness deepen and we cannotice this happening both in retreat and in our daily lives.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2002-10-18 Self-Judgement And Compassion 61:13
Our habit of aversion stems from our not deeply understanding the First Noble Truth, -and thus reacting to difficulty with various forms of denial, resistance, avoidance. When we see that our tendency to judge ourselves is based on misunderstanding the way things are, we can open to our experience with more wisdom and compassion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2002-09-27 Awareness Is Our Refuge 60:25
Seeing that the heart of our practice stems from our motivation rather than from achieving certain experiences. Mindfulness enables us to shift our attitude from self-centered striving to one of confidence in awareness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2002-06-02 Brahma Vihara - Metta 30:16
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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