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More and more, the teaching practice takes me into the community where I engage directly with students. My focus right now is on bringing the continuity of the Dharma into the market place. Although retreating is an important form for self-knowledge, I find myself less interested in the immediate results of a retreat and more interested in helping students investigate their relationship to the ups and downs of their everyday life.
2001-02-01 Illusion IV: Taking What Lacks Independent Existence As Independently Existing 39:40
The self is a play upon the field of time and has no reality outside of thought.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2001-01-03 The Personal And The Impersonal 46:37
The personal and the impersonal must come together for the completion of the practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2001-01-01 Illusion III: Taking The Momentary Display Of The World As Continuous 39:01
Since time is created by thought, the universe is inherently discontinuous.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2000-12-31 Inspiring The Heart 31:07
finding and accessing that which sustains our urgency.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2000-12-29 Life's Lessons 43:37
What are the fundamental lessons we learn through living that form the basis of our practice?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2000-12-15 Illusion 1: Taking What Is Insubstantial To Be Permanent 38:55
We deliberately attempt to make the insubstantial permanent because of the implications of an insecure world.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2000-08-28 The Obsessive Mind 46:03
The mind can seize upon anything for its survival and form an entire psychic reality around its wants. Exploring what is behind obsessive thoughts and actions.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2000-08-21 The Moody Mind 41:31
Moods can be so pervasive that they form the psychic posture we have towards life. We can distill our relationship to life down to a mood when we forget the law of impermanence.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2000-08-14 The Isolated Mind 42:12
A mind that cuts itself off from feedback and relationship becomes warped around its own ideas. Our minds can implode in on themselves when we isolate ourselves from new perspectives.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2000-08-07 The Controlling Mind 40:52
We think through the exertion of will we can make the moment safe, but in the end we simply distort what is truly supporting us. One way we distort the Dharma is through our need to control circumstances rather than receive events.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

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