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Dharma Talks
2004-12-01 Going Into the Dark, Part 1 55:04
Donald Rothberg
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2004-11-29 Return to the Sacred 54:03
Jack Kornfield
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2004-11-27 Working with Hindrances through Concentration and Mindfulness 52:05
Sharon Salzberg
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2004-11-27 The Seasons Of The Heart 39:49
Anna Douglas
Relating to the gifts and challenges of the changing seasons of spiritual practice. This talk gives an overview of the continually changing terrain of practice-- the various seasons of the heart, which expose us to all sides of human experience. A question is then explored: where is progress on the path to be found if we keep cycling through the same seasons of the heart?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2004-11-27 Working With Hindrance Through Concentration And Mindfulness 52:09
Sharon Salzberg
This teaching begins with an overview of the Five Hindrances: Desire, Aversion, Sloth and Torpor, Restlessness, and Doubt and continues with a thorough discussion of the Five Jhanic Factors: Aiming one’s mind, Investigation, Raptness, Comfort in Being, and One-pointedness which the meditator uses to effectively deal with and utilize the Five Hindrances in deepening her/his practice. The meditator gains perspective, alertness, connection, caring, and energy.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2004-11-26 Fear And Fearlessness 63:13
Guy Armstrong
This talk explores fear as a form of craving and also several particular fears, such as death, judgement, and emptiness. It concludes with practical instructions on working with fear in meditation, which can lead to a fearlessness with all difficult states.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2004 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2004-11-25 Generosity And Gratitude 31:28
Kamala Masters
The near and far-reaching benefits of generosity and gratitude.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

2004-11-25 Thanksgiving 42:46
John Travis
Thanks as a factor of wisdom. Giving as an aspect of compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2004-11-24 What is Mindfulness? - 2 28:05
Steve Armstrong

2004-11-24 What is Mindfulness? - 1 31:18
Steve Armstrong

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