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Dharma Talks
1995-02-03 The Difficulties Of Loving Beings 57:28
Sylvia Boorstein
In this Dharma talk, given at a Metta Meditation residential retreat, Sylvia examines some of the key blocks we come up against that keep us from living in our true nature of joyful, loving, compassionate beings. Illustrating with stories, both poignant and humorous, she demonstrates that, our awareness to the contrary, we repeatedly fall away from living in our true nature, because we may forget who we really are. We may continue, for various reasons she discusses, to hold onto grievances that lock us into our own prisons of pain and suffering. It is through the liberating knowledge of meditation practice that we can free ourselves from this pattern. That is, in fact, the "edge" of this practice: that we can fall away into a sense of separateness, and that we are able to bring ourselves back to the truth of our oneness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

1995-02-02 Difficult Forces In Spiritual Life - part 1 1:15:24
Tara Brach
What are the challenging energies that all humans encounter? How do they arise? What is a wise and transformative way of working with these universal forces? These talks describe what have been classically called "The Five Hindrances" and offer instructions for responding to the weather that arises.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

1995-02-01 Embracing The Shadow 49:55
Tara Brach
loving ourselves and our lives with a courageous heart (Date estimated) TB12
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

1995-02-01 Natural Antidotes To Hindrances 59:54
Sylvia Boorstein
Exploring some skillful means for dealing with difficult mind states.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

1995-01-30 The Four Great Elements 30:48
Jack Kornfield

1995-01-30 Opening Talk: Metta Retreat 1995 with Sharon Salzberg 2:04:41
Joseph Goldstein

1995-01-23 Exploring The Creative Process 56:02
Marcia Rose
interconnectiveness in action
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

1995-01-06 The Buddha's Last Sermon 61:04
Jack Kornfield
Is the Buddha's story relevant to ourselves and our times?
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

1995-01-03 The 10 Perfections 67:54
Jack Kornfield

1995-01-03 Healing Unworthiness 57:13
John Orr

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