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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.
2005-12-02 The Five Aggregates 58:49
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-11-24 Mudita, Joy And Gratitude 55:21
We develop appreciative joy (Mudita) by focusing on the happiness in others' lives and our life, leading also to a sense of gratitude. Joy and happiness then serve as links that lead onward to liberation.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2005 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2005-11-11 Working With Difficult Emotions 57:09
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2005 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2005-07-14 An Appropriate Response 55:10
Lovingkindness and the other brahma viharas show us the possibility of an appropriate response to the joys and sorrows of life. The practice of mudita for oneself leads to the beautiful state of gratitude.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-07-10 Metta: Its Near & Far Enemies 56:36
What supports lovingkindness is the sincere caring we give in each moment as we say a metta phrase. What obstructs metta are its near and far enemies; affection with attachment and aversion such as sadness, fear, anger, or judgement.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-02-03 Impermanence 58:55
It's very helpful to reflect on the way we experience change in the course of our human life, including our own aging and death. But even more freeing is discovering the direct insight into the momentary arising and passing of all phenomena through our practice of mindful observation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2004-12-10 Karma & The End Of Karma 62:19
The talk explores action and its results. It also looks at how karma and not-self are a mutually necessary way to understand personality and the path of practice leading to the end of karma.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2004-11-26 Fear And Fearlessness 63:13
This talk explores fear as a form of craving and also several particular fears, such as death, judgement, and emptiness. It concludes with practical instructions on working with fear in meditation, which can lead to a fearlessness with all difficult states.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2004 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2004-10-26 Impermanence: A Characteristic Of Existence 60:58
Although humans have a bias toward falsely seeing permanence, we can develop the insight into the truth of impermanence. In the depths of meditation, we are able to discern the moment to moment dissolution of our experience at the six sense doors.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2004-07-15 Brahma Viharas And The Vicissitudes Of Life 53:01
This talk proves an overview of the Brahma Viharas, or divine abodes, with special emptiness on the qualities of compassion, joy and equanimity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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