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Annie Nugent's Dharma Talks
Annie Nugent
Annie Nugent has practiced since 1979 and was an IMS Resident Teacher, 1999-2003. Her teaching style aims to reveal how all aspects of our lives can help us come to a clear and direct understanding of the Truth.
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2017-10-11 Balance of Mind - staying in the saddle. 58:45
How can we not become reactive in the thick of difficult states of mind, events, relationships and situations that unfold in life? By inclining the mind towards equanimity through the growing understanding that we are not in control… things are constantly changing due to conditions. We learn to sit steady in the saddle in the midst of life's ups and downs.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2016-11-06 A "self"/"no self" discussion 58:13
The teaching of “no-self” often leads to the mind trying to figure it all out. Using the simile of the chariot this talk helps to turn the investigative mind, rather than the thinking mind, towards dispelling this wrong view of who we think we are. "I am NOT the decider."
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 2
2015-12-16 The Exceptional Gift Of Mindfulness 59:05
This talk fleshes out the meaning of mindfulness using a range of words to capture the flavor of this quality. We touch on the skillful use of the different anchors(body, breath, sound) to support steadiness of mind, and then let them go to include all 6 sense doors.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Cultivating a Wise Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat
2013-11-26 Living the Eight Fold Path 60:26
Seeing the Noble Eight Fold Path within life shows us that the dharma is always available to us, when we recognize its presence. If we do, confidence prevails....we know that we can live the dharma in each moment, no matter what may be happening.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2
2013-11-19 Gratitude 56:11
Gratitude comes when we appreciate life as a gift from which we can learn, discover and come to understand the Truth of existence. Seeing the scope of the Buddhadharma allows for gratitude to come to the fore... because we see that the teachings work...oh joy!
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2
2013-11-12 Seven Factors Of Awakening 55:41
This talk shows how, supported by mindfulness, the seven factors, when balanced in terms of the energizing and the calming factors, work together to bring about the conditions for awakening...
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2
2013-11-05 Letting In The Truth Of Impermanence 50:18
Impermanence is happening all the every moment – and to everything... we don't recognize this truth because our awareness is weak and our delusion is strong.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2
2013-10-29 The Art of Balancing Effort 55:37
Understanding what "right effort" really means... not getting, achieving, Itrying to get rid of or striving... It is about learning to let be into the moment, with presence of mind...
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2
2013-10-23 Renunciation 57:44
Renunciation is not about bleakness – life does not become barren and cold. It brings its own kind of joy and happiness – the happiness of letting go.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2
2013-08-15 Revisiting The Precepts 56:28
The precepts are a rich area to work with. This talk looks at the many aspects of practice that they bring to the fore... Not merely knowing what they precepts are, but contemplating them in an immediate way in our lives.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2013 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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