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Diana Winston's Dharma Talks
Diana Winston
My passions in the dharma are many, and only keep growing! Socially engaged Buddhism is a thread woven through many of my talks-- how can we end suffering both internally and externally? Having worked with teens and young adults for many years, some of the talks are geared to young people. My recent passion is how the dharma can be secularized and made accessible to all, regardless of background, this is my current work at the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. Finally as a new-ish mom, I'm deeply inspired by the transformative power of daily life and family practice.
2006-01-15 The Seven Factors Of Enlightenment As Fruits Of Practice 59:12
Using the model of the seven factors of awakening we explore the promise and the potential of practice. What qualities of heart and mindcan we embody over time as we practice?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-11-17 The Bodhisattva 53:41
The Bodhisattva is a being whose life is dedicated to awakening for the sake of all beings. How can we embody this ideal, vow and vision? Can we become bodhisattvas?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-11-12 The Five Difficult Energies 53:01
Wanting, aversion, sleepiness, restlessness and doubt; how do they manifest and how do we work with them and survive a 10-day meditation retreat in India.
2005-10-15 Equanimity On The Cushion And In The World 42:58
This talk explores how we develop equanimity through our practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-10-14 Appreciative Joy 45:49
The manifestations, obstacles, and practices to cultivating appreciative joy, as well as joy in life.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-10-10 Dharma And Money 59:32
How does the dharma relate to money? How much is enough? A dharma dialogue around money.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-06-02 Emotions - Energy In Motion 51:25
Practical tools for working with emotions. How to connect with emotions when they seem elusive or unavailable to you.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-01-13 The Perils And Promise Of Practice 54:40
Difficulties we encounter on the path, and really, what Vipassana practice is all about.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2004-11-09 There Are No Distractions 47:34
A journey to a Burmese monastery and mindfulness of our full experience, even the hard stuff.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2004-09-17 Seven Reasons Why It's Better Not To Hate 33:25
Given at a retreat on engaged Buddhism, this talk describes seven Buddhist strategies for overcoming hatred. It reminds us that hatred will never cease with hatred, only through love.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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