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Retreat Dharma Talks

August 2003 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2003-08-01 (31 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2003-08-02 Sila 62:21
Sarah Doering
Moral integrity is the absolute foundation of practice. It can be endlessly refined until it is perfected through love.
2003-08-15 Two Kinds of Love 53:24
Sarah Doering
Love, as it is ordinarily experienced in our world, leads to suffering. The leaders of the Burmese opposition party bear witness to the fact that love which has in it no attachment leads to freedom and peace.
2003-08-19 Faith And Wisdom 55:13
Joseph Goldstein
2003-08-27 Anatta 62:28
Joseph Goldstein
2003-08-31 Patience 65:27
Sarah Doering
The parami of patience not only enables endurance of great suffering but allows compassion to flower. A Tibetan monk imprisoned for 33 years explains his strength as "the fruit of taking the teachings seriously: resist anger, be patient, and do good to others".
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