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Dharma Talks
2003-11-16 Outside The Box 1:13:06
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Metta Forest Monastery

2003-11-14 The Garden of Mindfulness 57:09
Jack Kornfield
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2003-11-14 Awakening Concentration 56:33
Guy Armstrong
This talk discusses the nature of samadhi, or concentration, in our practice and how to recognize its presence. It also touches on the benefits of samadhi and ways to develop this wholesome quality.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2003-11-13 Learning 46:32
Rodney Smith
Reflect on how generosity is related to equality. When you offer a gift to someone you perceive as unequal is that generosity or pity? Feel the difference between these two forms of giving. How does the heart feel and how does the mind hold the offering in a generous act and in pity? When you perceive someone as a human being regardless of their present condition you can only perceive them as equal. When you give to the less fortunate, you are lost in the pain of the circumstances. The generous heart feels that pain but gives to the human being. This week find several occasions to give something away to someone less privileged. Before you do, release the projections and allow equality to surface. One person giving to another. Look the person in the eye when you hand them the gift. Let your heart meet theirs. Feel the humility of true generosity. Feel the joy of release. Notice the qualitative difference between giving with humility and the self-importance of "helping the disadvantaged."
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

2003-11-12 Embracing Paradox - The Middle Way 44:05
Donald Rothberg
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2003-11-12 Compassion 1:41:38
Joseph Goldstein
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2003-11-12 Compassion 42:59
Steve Armstrong
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2003-11-11 The Laws of Karma 59:14
Joseph Goldstein
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2003-11-11 Morality 48:07
Arinna Weisman
We have a tendency to see the world through success-failure, enemy-friend, good-bad. It is also possible to hold, with love, the ambiguity of life and our own ambivalence. Without splitting, we are able to live within the ethical guidelines given by the Buddha’s teachings.
Santa Fe Vipassana Sangha

2003-11-09 Using All Experience As The Path 59:42
Carol Wilson
looking at our willingness to use everything that comes our way as part of our spiritual practice
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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