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2004-10-26 Impermanence: A Characteristic Of Existence 60:58
Guy Armstrong
Although humans have a bias toward falsely seeing permanence, we can develop the insight into the truth of impermanence. In the depths of meditation, we are able to discern the moment to moment dissolution of our experience at the six sense doors.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2004-10-25 Practice As Spontaneous Innovation (Part 1) 64:13
Michele McDonald
Bringing together the soft heart of the child and the ancient wise being within, so that we are washed clean to the base of our heart.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2004-10-25 Just As It Is 48:34
Marcia Rose
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2004 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2004-10-24 The Perfection of Lovingkindness 65:14
Jack Kornfield
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2004-10-23 Faith 55:12
Kamala Masters
The Buddha likened faith to a seed, an intention, to grow in the direction of wisdom and compassion, to venture beyond what is known. The seed sends down roots which take in nourishment to grow the seed. The roots are likened to virtuous activity. From there, sprouts grow, blossom and bear the fruits of serenity and insight.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2004-10-22 Dukkha As A Gateway To Liberation 56:34
Myoshin Kelley
To be a human being is fraught with challenges. This talk explores some of the different ways in which we experience unsatisfactoriness to help us to learn to depersonalize our suffering.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2004 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2004-10-20 When Walking, Just Walk - The Art Of Bare Attention 56:23
Joseph Goldstein
This talk explores the meaning of bare knowing and how it is strengthened in practice. It is part of the series on the Satipatthana Sutta, the Direct Path to Liberation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2004-10-19 The Great Blessing Of Our Precious Human Existence 46:01
Marcia Rose
Exploring some of the breadth and depth of the great blessings of our precious human existence, in light of our life itself being the most precious and rare opportunity to practice the Dharma of awakening.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2004 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2004-10-18 From Security to Service 44:43
Christopher Titmuss
Most of us have enough. Our security is based on the way we treat others. If we are willing to be insecure, we can truly serve others.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2004-10-18 Q&A 50:55
Michele McDonald
Year unknown, with Joseph Goldstein and Steve Armstrong
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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