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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.
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 61:30
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Yucca Valley)
2006-02-13 Speed 64:57
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 59:12
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
2005-11-17 The Bodhisattva 53:41
The Bodhisattva is a being whose life is dedicated to awakening for the sake of all beings. How can we embody this ideal, vow and vision? Can we become bodhisattvas?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-11-12 The Five Difficult Energies 53:01
Wanting, aversion, sleepiness, restlessness and doubt; how do they manifest and how do we work with them and survive a 10-day meditation retreat in India.
2005-10-15 Equanimity On The Cushion And In The World 42:58
This talk explores how we develop equanimity through our practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-10-14 Appreciative Joy 45:49
The manifestations, obstacles, and practices to cultivating appreciative joy, as well as joy in life.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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