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Dharma Talks
2003-01-01 Mind Collection 52:47
  Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Metta Forest Monastery

2002-12-31 I Wanna Be Kwan Yin 42:45
  Sharda Rogell
True practice is knowing that you are already a manifestation of compassion without trying. Knowing that, we let go of what is false and keep returning to our peaceful heart.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2002-12-29 Sensitivity Of The Heart 44:37
  Rodney Smith
The meditation journey is traveling the distance between the mind and the heart.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-12-23 The Sangha 46:01
  Rodney Smith
Sangha is an essential element in the unfolding of ones Path.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

2002-12-22 Desire for Enlightenment 53:00
  Shaila Catherine
Desire is usually described as a hindrance to meditation, but to realize deathless liberation we must want to be free. A burning desire to awaken opens the heart and mind to a possibility of freedom otherwise not known. This talk examines the force of desire as both a form of craving that perpetuates suffering, and as a necessary and wholesome factor that supports the realization of nibbana (nirvana) and the end of suffering. We examine hindrances, pain, and obstacles from which we want to be free in order to realize unconditioned awakening. Working with desire has some risks, but it is a powerful force that encourages curiosity, investigation, and openness to possibility—the possibility of discovering a profound fearlessness, and enduring happiness, the possibility of enlightenment.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks

2002-12-08 Practice Here & There - Practice Everywhere 66:10
  Marcia Rose
Integrating practice into the whole of our life; this beautiful noble path of awakening as a great support and a great protection for our life as our practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2002-12-06 Coming Home To Ourselves 58:30
  Kamala Masters
This talk is about some of the beautiful qualities of mind that are cultivated with each moment of mindfulness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat Part 2

2002-12-05 Choice Words 57:28
  Steve Armstrong
the five characteristics of well spoken speech: from a friendly heart, gently, truthfully, for other's benefit and at the proper time
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-12-04 Joseph's Dharma Life Story 63:42
  Joseph Goldstein
Joseph shares personal stories about his dharma journey.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2002-12-02 The Power Of Metta: Is Insight Enough? 59:13
  Guy Armstrong
Metta is a powerful tool in the journey of awakening. The practice makes the heart more responsive and also offers purification, concentration, connection to all of life, and happiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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