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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.
2003-01-05 The Urban Buddhist 42:34
The retreat environment brings forth certain principles of the Buddha. Lay practice brings forth other principles. What are the tools and forms of urban life?
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2002-12-29 Sensitivity Of The Heart 44:37
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
Sangha is an essential element in the unfolding of ones Path.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2002-11-05 The Judging Mind 42:43
Judgement is a defense against feeling inadequate. The belief in inadequacy is a defense against the fear of being nothing. The fear of being nothing is a defense against silence, in which our nothingness is confirmed.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2002-11-01 Referencing The Moment 38:24
Thought continually moves out to reference something uniquely now.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
2002-04-12 The Four Great Efforts 46:33
Balancing between cultivating wholesome qualities and not pursuing them as ends in themselves is the art of Buddhism.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2002-04-08 Following The Pain Line 42:13
The first step of spiritual maturity is to move into pain. Holding the pain without explanation or justification allows it to open into emptiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2002-03-29 The Eightfold Path 1: Wise View 41:40
Wise view is the essential first step, which frames the entire path of practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2002-01-03 The I Of The Storm 39:48
Realizing how the "I" feeds upon conflict and vanishes in stillness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2001-12-17 Sitting Practice And Its Effect On Our Life 44:57
The techniques of sitting meditation effects our attitude to life itself.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society

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