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Guy Armstrong's Dharma Talks
Guy Armstrong
I have always enjoyed working with practitioners who are continuing to deepen their practice. In the many long retreats I teach at both IMS and Spirit Rock, I feel free to pass on the deepest pointings I’ve found in the teachings of the Buddha in the Pali Canon. Those are my guiding lights in practice and understanding.
2006-10-14 Mindfulness Of Breathing 52:10
This talk gives an overview of mindfulness of breathing with reference to the Anapanasati Sutta. It is 16 stages of development show how the breath is a foundation for both concentration and insight
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Vipassana Intensive
2006-04-15 Taking the Practice Home 55:10
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-04-13 Rigpa Consciousness and Nirvana 1:14:49
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-04-12 Practicing Rigpa - Part 2 46:57
The talk explores different methods for the technique of looking in dzogchen practice as taught by Tsoknyi Rinpoche. It also describes some meditation states that might be mistaken for rigpa (near relatives).
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-04-11 Practicing Rigpa - Part 1 54:04
This talk discusses the basic approach of look, see and rest in Rigpa practice, with an emphasis on trust in our own experience.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-04-10 The History of Buddhism in India - Part 2 64:28
This talk discusses the development of Buddhism in India beginning with the origins of the Mahayana school around 100 BC and continuing through Nagarjuna, the Yogacara school, Vajrayana, and the beginnings of Dzogchen. As in part 1, the philosophical differences are highlighted.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-04-09 The History of Buddhism in India - Part 1 44:24
This talk recaps some key elements in the development of Buddhism in India from the death of the Buddha through the splits that occurred in the early schools of what could be called classical or Nikaya Buddhism. It highlights some of the philosophical issues that caused the divisions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-02-09 Concentration 63:17
Simple ways to develop concentration in retreats, and its deepening into Jhanas.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-02-04 Mindfulness 50:30
This talk explores the nature of mindfulness and ways to strengthen it.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-01-14 Closing Talk - Mind and Life Retreat 17:17
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mind Life Retreat

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