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The more I rest in present awareness, and don't separate myself out from life, the more I appreciate the impact that I have on others. Only when I am present am I sensitive to my connection to the world, am I able to feel how important it is to be non-harming in my words and actions. When I am lost in thought, I lose that simplicity and sensitivity.
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2008-02-22 The Four Reminders 69:07
We have the opportunity to make something of this precious life, that has such fortunate conditions that can also quickly change. The seeds we plant have results. Orienting ourselves toward the Dharma can free us from the samsaric loop.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
2008-02-18 Equanimity: The Eye Of The Storm 63:28
The culmination of the Brahma Viharas, the ten paramis, and the factors of awakening. Equanimity allows us, like the Buddha, to 'sit in the middle'. Moment to moment mindfulness brings balance and openness to meet our joys and sorrows.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
2008-02-14 At The Still Point Of The Turning World 61:06
Exploring the concept of time and the way our reality is colored by the views of time that obscure the inexhaustible resource of the present moment.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
2008-02-08 Papanca - Why I Can't Be Happy Now 66:52
Our thinking mind, when unnoticed, spreads out into imaginary worlds about an imaginary version of ourselves. How mindfulness helps us recognize the various trances our mind spins.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
2008-01-24 Finding A Reliable Refuge 67:12
Turning toward the Dharma by reflecting on the refuge of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha and the possibility of a kind of happiness and well-being born of mindfulness that is free and open.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
2008-01-24 Finding A Reliable Refuge 67:12
Turning toward the dharma by reflecting on the refuge of the Buddha, dharna and sangha and the possibility of a kind of happiness and well being born of mindfulness that is free and open
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat
2007-12-14 It's All About Me 62:03
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat
2007-06-22 Empty Of Self, Full Of Everything 56:34
Looking at the nature of our being, prior to thoughts awakening to the myriad ways we create and believe a fictional version of ourselves.
2007-05-24 Healing Power Of Mindfulness 52:19
Appreciating the healing and liberating power of fear and mind. Learning to trust and use awareness.
2007-04-18 The Open Secret 58:30
The talk highlights the tendency to get lost in stories about ourselves and overlook the ever-available peace and freedom of being awake and present with what’s happening.

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