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Sylvia Boorstein's Dharma Talks
Sylvia Boorstein
My greatest joy is giving the gift of love and hope through the dharma, knowing it is possible for humans to transform their hearts. These dharma gifts include paying attention, practicing clarity and kindness and addressing the suffering of the world--which, of course, includes ourselves.
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1995-07-28 Life As Practice 56:54
Viewing the Dharma as the "nuts and bolts" of our lives.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1995-06-12 Kindness 57:53
Kindness is the essence of wisdom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1995-04-17 Making Compassion Real 57:32
Renewing our innate capacity for making wise and wholesome choices.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1995-02-03 The Difficulties Of Loving Beings 57:28
In this Dharma talk, given at a Metta Meditation residential retreat, Sylvia examines some of the key blocks we come up against that keep us from living in our true nature of joyful, loving, compassionate beings. Illustrating with stories, both poignant and humorous, she demonstrates that, our awareness to the contrary, we repeatedly fall away from living in our true nature, because we may forget who we really are. We may continue, for various reasons she discusses, to hold onto grievances that lock us into our own prisons of pain and suffering. It is through the liberating knowledge of meditation practice that we can free ourselves from this pattern. That is, in fact, the "edge" of this practice: that we can fall away into a sense of separateness, and that we are able to bring ourselves back to the truth of our oneness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1995-02-01 Natural Antidotes To Hindrances 59:54
Exploring some skillful means for dealing with difficult mind states.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1994-02-18 There's No Place Like Home 48:39
an experiential exploration of the four foundations of mindfulness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1994-02-15 The Phantom Tightrope: Balancing Practice 48:59
balancing and strengthening practice: a cookbook of helpful hints
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1994-02-13 Hindrances: Storms Of The Mind 59:06
reconnecting with our "at ease" nature
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1994-02-10 Opening Talk, Refuges, Precepts, Guided Meditation 56:22
1994-02-08 Special Challenges To Loving 57:58
Developing unanimous lovingness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
In collection: Complete Metta Retreat

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