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The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
Sylvia Boorstein's Dharma Talks
Sylvia Boorstein
My greatest joy is giving the gift of love and hope through the dharma, knowing it is possible for humans to transform their hearts. These dharma gifts include paying attention, practicing clarity and kindness and addressing the suffering of the world--which, of course, includes ourselves.
2000-11-29 Untying Knots 60:27
with Edie
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2000-11-27 A Dharma Hologram 54:36
Reading the Cowherd Sutta illustrates how we need the sangha as a refuge and the practice of metta--as well as right effort, renunciation, right intention, equanimity and compassion--in order for us to come to safety.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2000-11-23 Gratitude For A Precious Human Birth 41:59
This talk was given on Thanksgiving expressing gratitude for the human heart's capacity for love and understanding. The preciousness of a human life lies in the potential of our hearts to be transformed. How can we forgive our lives so that we'll have a completely loving heart?
2000-03-01 Practice as a Prayer 53:34
2000-02-24 No One There At All 57:56
Practicing the Insight of Anatta to promote the arising of the no-self.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2000-02-17 Basic Texts As A Source Of Faith 50:12
Instructions in the teaching of practice and its potential, intended to inspire new and experienced practitioners.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2000-02-10 Staying Awake To Heal The World 59:00
Reconciling the instruction "Nothing to Do" with the intention to end all suffering.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2000-02-07 The Path To Happiness Thru Clear Seeing 61:00
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2000-02-05 The Practices Of Clear Seeing And Tenderness 49:59
Mindfulness and Metta, as integral, implicit aspects of each other, are a unified path to awakening.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1999-11-29 The Sudden And Startling Arising Of Wisdom 56:43
an unusual presentation of the seven factors of enlightenment
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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