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Sally Clough Armstrong began practicing vipassana meditation in India in 1981. She moved to the Bay Area in 1988, and worked at Spirit Rock until 1994 in a number of roles, including executive director. She began teaching in 1996, and is one of the guiding teachers of Spirit Rock's Dedicated Practitioner Program.
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2010-04-10 Day for Experienced Students: Dependent Origination 67:16
Part 6 of 6
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2010-02-26 Easing into the Boundless, Just Where it Touches Us 57:25
The wisdom of the two truths-the relative and the transcendent, points to a way of being with our experience that acknowledges the beautiful qualities of the heart while opening to the freedom that is available here and now.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February 2010 Month Long
2010-02-20 Clinging and Identification with I, Me and Mine 59:34
The Buddha saw that we continually cling to and create a sense of self out of five aspects of our experience. Seeing this process clearly can lead to the possibility of letting go and freedom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February 2010 Month Long
2010-02-07 No Part Left Out 56:25
As we deepen our practice of mindfulness, we are able to see our experience more directly and clearly. Metta practice helps to bring a kind, accepting attitude to this process, allowing us to open to some of the difficult emotional experiences that can arise in intensive retreat practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February 2010 Month Long
2010-02-02 The Spiritual Journey 53:45
The archetype of the journey is often used to describe our spiritual practice. There are many qualities that are helpful to us in this journey, including the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February 2010 Month Long
2010-01-12 Happiness Is Possible 57:04
The Brahma Vihara of Mudita allows us to see that there is more happiness available to us then we often think is posible
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta (Lovingkindness) Retreat for Scientists & Educators
2009-10-12 Mindfulness of the Body. 56:42
Though the heart of our meditation practice is to understand and free the mind, much of our experience is known through the body, so our relationship to the body is extremely important. Learning how to work skillfully with both pleasant and painful experiences is essential in meditation, and developing a wise attitude to the body that appreciates it yet doesn’t identify with it as me or mine is a great support to the deepening of practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat
2009-09-28 Embodied Practice 54:15
Many of us live our lives somewhat disconnected from our physical experience, or with a distorted view of our bodies. Mindfulness practice – the direct knowing of our experience in an unfiltered way - allows us to connect with our bodies in a way that is kind and accepting. Out of this deep connection, insight into the nature of our bodies and our minds, and how they affect each other, naturally develops.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat
2009-07-22 The Beautiful Qualities of Compassion and Equanimity 55:19
The four Brahma Viharas are loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The foundation practice is metta, or loving-kindness, which cultivates a friendly and kind attitude towards ourselves, others and all experiences. When this caring heart meets suffering, it naturally responds with compassion. But the last Brahma Vihara, equanimity, the quality of calm acceptance, is necessary keep the heart in balance and open to all the joys and sorrows of our lives.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat
2009-07-18 The Practice of Metta 48:58
Metta, or loving-kindness, is the practice of cultivating a friendly and accepting attitude towards ourselves, our experience and all other beings. As we cultivate this quality through intensive practice, we can find that it can become our default response to life, rather than the conditioned habits of aversion, fear or grasping.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat

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