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Phillip Moffitt's Dharma Talks
Phillip Moffitt
Phillip Moffitt is co-guiding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the founder of the Life Balance Institute. He teaches vipassana (insight) meditation and is the author of two books: "Dancing with Life," which explores the Four Noble Truths, and "Emotional Chaos to Clarity." More information can be found at:
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2009-02-15 Second Noble Truth And The Hindrances 61:36
There are three insights to practice and realize is the second Noble Truth. All are built around realizing the cause of suffering. The hindrance of mind when they arise are an opportunity to practice this releasing.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Twelve Insights of the Four Noble Truths
2009-02-02 Paradox Of Desire 58:07
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2008-12-03 The Embodied Journey 61:00
Opening to mindfulness of the body is both the beginning of practice and the vehicle that carries you through the practice as the "felt sense." Embodied presence through awareness of the body is one of the fruits of practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Three Centers Retreat: Eye of Wisdom; Heart of Compassion; Body of Awakening
2008-08-22 Why Exchange Sukkha For Dukkha 65:37
Once you learn to find a calm abiding of the mind there are many kinds of joy and bliss that may arise. Yet, you are asked to turn your calm mind to the practice of insight in order to experience the dukkha the Buddha describes in the First Noble Truth. Why give bliss (sukkha) for dukkha.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Concentration
2008-06-16 Dancing With Life 52:16
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2008-06-05 Dancing With Life 64:01
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2008-05-13 Acknowledging The Elephant In The Room 62:34
Awareness of the body in the body is a key part of the Dharma. Yet, many times the body is not fully explored in its many dimensions of offering both a means for being present in the moment and finding freedom from clinging.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Awakening in the Body
2008-03-08 The Three Values Of Equanimity 46:07
Life Balance Institute
2008-01-07 Faith, Intention & The Precepts: Three Steps To Deepen Your Practice 59:07
The training precepts can be utilized for living the dharma in daily life, but to be most effective they need a foundation of faith and intention. Also, by stating the precepts positively and in an expanded fashion, we can find new opportunities for mindfulness and insight.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2007-11-08 The Mystery Of Stillness 55:58
Our daily lives are filled with desire, yet desire leads to suffering. How do we reconcile the paradox between caring love and non-attachment?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat

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