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1994-02-05 Intention 52:39
Sylvia Boorstein
This Dharma talk given at the beginning of a metta retreat, notes that this is a practice of intention. It asks, "What are our goals? Where are we going with it?" Sylvia reminds us to be mindful of our intention in practice. Clarity of intention is a motivator of zeal. It can help us see where we are going. It can also fortify and strengthen our practice, helping us see through the painful resistance to loving. Sylvia shares some candid stories of her own beginning practice with some suggestions for enhancing our practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
In collection: Complete Metta Retreat

1993-09-25 Holding Our Pain 54:44
Arinna Weisman

1993-05-20 Pain, Impermanence, The Four Elements 63:58
Sayadaw U Janaka
Gaia House Gaia House Retreat

1993-01-01 Making Contact 43:28
Christopher Titmuss
exploring the effects of painful, neutral and pleasurable experiences upon our lives
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 9 Day New Year Retreat w/ Jack Kornfield

1992-05-23 Ending Personal Pain 47:43
Arinna Weisman

1992-03-23 Pleasure, Pain, Joy 35:21
Narayan Helen Liebenson
opening to all experiences in an intimate way
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

1991-02-03 The Four Noble Truths And The Eight Fold Path 53:35
Sylvia Boorstein
Using Buddha's unique response to the fundamental problem of human existence--pain, change, loss--to face the truth about how life really is.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

1990-10-19 Balance Of Perception 51:53
Carol Wilson
balancing our perceptions so we can simultaneously open to the painful and difficult, as well as to the beautiful and perfect

1989-11-06 Armies Of Mara II: Craving 54:04
Michele McDonald
acknowledging the different levels of darkness and pain we carry inside and feeling compassion for ourselves
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 1989 Three Month Retreat

1987-07-16 Reflections On The Buddha's Fire Sermon - part I 59:46
Larry Rosenberg
exploring attachment--the pain of it and the relief of letting go

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