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Susie Harrington's Dharma Talks
Susie Harrington
Susie Harrington has been meditating since 1989, and been engaged in Insight meditation practice since 1995. She began teaching in 2005, with the guidance of Guy Armstrong, Jack Kornfield and more recently Joseph Goldstein. She often offers retreats in the natural world, believing nature to be the most profound dharma teacher, and a natural gateway to our true self. Her teaching is deeply grounded in the body and emphasizes embodiment of our practice in speech and daily life. For more information go to desertdharma.org.
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2023-01-01 Meeting Suffering with Compassion -Reflections, Instructions, and GM with Tonglen 63:04
Meeting the suffering of the world requires both wisdom of our interconnection, and compassion and equanimity to whole heartedly embrace the complexity of the suffering we find. Introduction following from previous talk. Detailed instructions for Tonglen (practice for transforming suffering into compassion) Guided Meditation: Tonglen.
Cache Valley Sangha :  New Year's Retreat: Finding Wholeness in a Broken World
2022-12-31 Finding Wholeness in a Broken World 57:19
We live in two worlds - our small personal world and the interconnected world of all beings and the earth. Connecting these two is key to understanding our situation and metabolizing the challenging times we live in. Talk has some loud sounds due to recording errors. A couple moments may be startling for the listener.
Cache Valley Sangha :  New Year's Retreat: Finding Wholeness in a Broken World
2022-12-31 Retreat Introduction - Morning Reflection and Sit 45:48
Introductory Reflections for the retreat. Guided meditation focusing on Gratitude
Cache Valley Sangha :  New Year's Retreat: Finding Wholeness in a Broken World
2022-10-31 We Are All Kin (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:22
In our nature practice we come in intimate contact with the truth of Interconnection interbeing, and the play of causes and conditions as they come together in this moment. This talk explores the challenges, the freedom and the responsibility of the vast unfolding that includes each of us and all beings.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Awake in the Wild: Cultivating Awareness, Wisdom, Wonder in Nature (206R22)
2022-05-23 Dancing with the Way Things Are: Impermanence 53:45
Impermanence is the nature of things, in our practice we have the opportunity to see it and learn to dance with this fundamental aspect of our experience.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Finding Refuge, Finding Home: A Retreat in Nature
2022-02-13 The Treasure of Generosity; Generosity and the Liberation Process 47:41
with Jeanne Corrigal
Sunday afternoon dharma talk on the treasure of generosity and interconnection in our lives (Susie) and the liberative process catalyzed by generosity (Jeanne).
Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community Gratitude and Generosity: Realizing the Abundant Heart
2022-02-13 Generosity as a Living Liberation Practice 57:21
with Jeanne Corrigal
Sunday morning instruction and meditation begins with generosity as a living liberation practice of non-clinging, and moves to a guided sit in generosity toward the self (Jeanne). This sit ends with guided instruction in walking with an attitude of offering generosity (Susie).
Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community Gratitude and Generosity: Realizing the Abundant Heart
2022-02-12 Gratitude as Doorway to Belonging; Gratitude as a Practice in Difficult Times 52:31
with Jeanne Corrigal
Saturday afternoon dharma talk on gratitude as a doorway to belonging (Susie), and as a powerful practice in difficult times (Jeanne).
Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community Gratitude and Generosity: Realizing the Abundant Heart
2022-02-12 Gratitude as Reciprocal Relationship 55:32
with Jeanne Corrigal
Saturday morning dharmette in gratitude and generosity as a reciprocal relationship, rather than a transactional relationship, followed by a guided meditation in the refuges as gratitude practices. (Susie) The sit ends with walking instructions and encouragement to sense the body as a support for the embodied gratitude of being present. (Jeanne)
Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community Gratitude and Generosity: Realizing the Abundant Heart
2022-01-07 Waking up with the Five Spiritual Faculties (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:38
The five Spiritual Faculties of Faith, Energy, Mindfulness, Concentration, and Wisdom give us both a map for the natural unfolding of our practice and a guide for how to orient and encourage its development.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Waking Up In The Midst Of It All

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