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Diana Winston's Dharma Talks
Diana Winston
My passions in the dharma are many, and only keep growing! Socially engaged Buddhism is a thread woven through many of my talks-- how can we end suffering both internally and externally? Having worked with teens and young adults for many years, some of the talks are geared to young people. My recent passion is how the dharma can be secularized and made accessible to all, regardless of background, this is my current work at the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. Finally as a new-ish mom, I'm deeply inspired by the transformative power of daily life and family practice. www.marc.ucla.edu
2007-05-19 The Mud And The Gold 53:28
A talk for beginners exploring the difficulties we encounter when we practice (the mud) and the joyful benefits we'll discover as we find more and more freedom (the gold).
2007-04-17 An Ocean Of Metta 52:18
This talk explores Metta as a purification practice – a slow unlayering of the heart. Lots of tips for when we get stuck and how to make it very practical and applicable to our lives.
2006-10-28 The Inseparability Of Practice And Life In The World, With Grove Burnett 62:16
We explore how practice on the cushion translates personally, relationally, and socially. We emphasize compassion, acting without expecting results, and working with anger. Good for activists!
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-10-23 Balance Of Energy And Equanimity 52:34
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-08-04 The Beauty Of The Paramis 55:15
Geared for younger people, this talk explores the 10 paramis--perfections of virtue--patience, integrity, loving-kindness, determination, generosity, etc., as they are cultivated in practice and manifested in life.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-05-30 The Body, My Body, Our Body 54:10
This talk explores the impersonal nature of "the" body, the role of conscious embodiment -- "my" body, and the interconnection of the two in the service of healing our planet.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-04-16 The Five Obscurations 61:37
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Yucca Valley)
2006-02-13 Speed 65:12
How speed and busyness manifest themselves in our culture, daily life, and meditation practice. How to work with them, too.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-01-25 Drop The Banana: The Four Noble Truths 54:19
Suffering, the cause, the way out, and the practical applications for retreat.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-01-15 The Seven Factors Of Enlightenment As Fruits Of Practice 59:21
Using the model of the seven factors of awakening we explore the promise and the potential of practice. What qualities of heart and mindcan we embody over time as we practice?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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