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Winnie Nazarko's Dharma Talks
Winnie Nazarko
Our potential as humans is vast and deep, and can be intentionally developed. There is a way that we can learn to open to all of our experience with kindness and clarity. As we begin to find this stability of heart and mind, wisdom will emerge.This emergence of wisdom, and strengthening of compassion, are the road to our individual and collective happiness and well-being.
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2020-03-06 Day 7 Brahma Vihara Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 64:51
Metta for difficult person
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong
2020-03-02 Cultivation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:54
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong
2020-02-18 Motivation, Disillusionment, and Release 45:03
The motivation for practice changes as our initial ideas about what we "get" out of it, meet frustration. As delusion is exposed and let go of, real practice begins.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart: Lovingkindness Retreat
2020-02-11 Cultivation 52:16
The idea of cultivation (Bhavana) is the key to Buddhism. This talk relates this concept to the development of the four foundations of mindfulness, especially the first.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Clarity, Compassion and Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat
2020-02-04 Motivation and Mainstream 41:40
Motivations powers dharma practice. Its depth and purity determine what other mental factors and paramis are brought forward in meditation. This talk contrasts what "mainstream" motivations provide, contrasted with a deeper drive to understand.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-11-26 Wisdom In Action 63:21
This talk discusses how to practice mindfulness externally as a participant in the world. Buddhist principles for social engagement are reviewed
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2019-11-19 Samadhi - Concentration 54:22
This talk discusses the role of concentration in meditation, and how to skillfully cultivate it
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2019-11-12 Sila 44:40
The 8 fold path emphasis moral restraint. This talk discusses the hows and whys of this set of practices.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2019-11-05 Working With Developing The Wholesome 62:18
Two of the great endeavors involve foreclosing and abandoning unwholesome states. But the other two efforts involve the less discussed summoning and developing of the wholesome.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2019-10-29 Continuity Of Practice 55:53
This talk reviews the role continuity of practice has in strengthing mindfulness. The practice day is reviewed, with specific places of opportunity identified.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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