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Marcia Rose's Dharma Talks
Marcia Rose
I find teaching to be a very deep and powerful "no self" practice. When I connect with others during Dharma talks--in the intimacy of small groups, and while holding meditation practice interviews--I am continually reminded to know, and be, in a place of clarity, spaciousness and immediate presence. Being able to offer students such a place of connection is my greatest pleasure and inspiration, as well as the most appreciated challenge in my teaching practice.
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2000-12-12 Sound And Silence- Opening The Ear Door 39:38
"From listening, spontaneously meditation arises. From listening, a depth, a well of virtues: From listening, truth, fulfillment, knowledge, ……those who hear flower forever." 16th century Indian poet, Nanak A 45 minute sitting meditation, beginning with Nanak's poem and then listening/hearing Tibetan bells, Japanese mok-tok, and other bell tones with alternating moments of silence.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
1997-03-19 Transformation Of The Hindrances 1:10:15
shrinking the dark obstructive energies of mind with the light of awareness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2000-08-03 The Immeasurables - The Heart's Release 40:03
Experiences and expressions born out of unconditional love and compassion: "The Lion's Roar" of confidence, strength and straight forwardness.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2000-11-08 Pulling Out The Thread Of "Self" From Emotional Mind States 57:34
As self-centeredness fades away, the strong energies of emotional states are purified and transformed.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2000-11-21 Mudita- Instruction For Practice 50:49
Introduction to mudita-sympthetic joy, and practice instructions.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2000-11-23 The Practice Of Generosity- A Seamless Circle Of Contentment And Joy 61:45
"The greatest gift is the act of giving itself" Generosity is the seed--the foundation of spiritual development. It is the ground of compassion. It is a requisite of Liberation. Generosity--the practice of non-clinging--puts us directly in touch with the reality of interconnectedness. We give to help free ourselves. We give to help, bring joy to and to free others. And, we learn to receive graciously and with trust, just what is given..
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2000-11-29 Connecting With The Seven Factors Of Enlightenment 69:30
Recognizing each of these seven factors, and how they reflect each other and interweave in both the prelude to and fruit of liberation.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2000-12-06 The Heart's Release- Abiding In The Immeasurables 60:35
Lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic/appreciative joy and equanimity. We weave a tapestry of clear, caring, balanced and appropriate responsivity through our practice. This growing and maturing tapestry made up of these perfectly natural capacities of heart weave into the whole of our life and into all of our relationships.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2001-04-20 Come See For Yourself: The Power And Presence Of Concentration And Mindfulness 60:00
This practice is a path of inquiry, investigation and discovery that we fully participate in and experience for ourselves. By the power of our own attention-mindful awareness, with great interest and energy, we develop a concentrated clarity of presence, taking the time to look very deeply at our own experience of body, mind and heart. Through this process we are able to see and experience the nature of things. This is what leads to the deepest wisdom and happiness. This is what leads to awakening/liberation..
Mabel Dodge, Taos
2001-04-22 Suffering: Its Cause And Its End 1:16:57
Through deep understanding, we can find the end of the restlessness of constant craving and resistance; the end of suffering.
Mabel Dodge, Taos

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