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Sally Clough Armstrong's Dharma Talks
Sally Clough Armstrong
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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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2007-11-09 Working With The Judging Mind 55:46
The voice of the inner critic is a huge source of suffering for many people. Learning to work skillfully with this voice allows us to develop an sense of respect and trust in ourselves that is essential for the deepening of our spiritual practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-11-02 What Are We Doing Here And Why? 53:03
This talk is about understanding what mindfulness is and why it is helpful to practice it
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2006-11-10 Papanca 53:16
Based on the Honey Ball Sutta, this talk is an exploration of papanca, a Pali word meaning proliferation of thought in the mind. Mental proliferation leads into the creation of self and into craving and comparing, as well as holding on to views and opinions.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Vipassana Intensive
2006-11-02 Dasadhamma Suta - part 3 56:55
This talk concludes a series on the Dasadharma Sutta and covers the last five reflections which includes questions like "do I delight in solutitude", and am I using my time wisely?"
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Vipassana Intensive
2006-10-26 Dasadhamma Sutta - part 2: Working With Habits 53:48
This talk is a continuation of a series on the Dasadhamma Sutta, which offers 10 reflections that support practice on retreat. This talk covers the 3rd and 4th reflections: working skillfully with our habitual tendencies, and learning from, rather than feeling guilty about, past actions that may have been unskillful.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2006-10-19 Dasadhamma Sutta - part 1 58:01
This talk is the first of a series on the Dasadhamma Sutta, which lists 10 reflections that support our practice on retreat. This talk covers the first two: I am no longer living according to worldly aims and values, and my life is supported by the gifts of others.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2006-02-16 The Ten Reflections - part 3 60:33
See description Part 1
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-02-10 The Ten Reflections - part 2 55:37
See description Part 1
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-02-05 The Ten Reflections - part 1 54:12
This is the first of a 3 part series on this Sutta: "Ten subjects for frequent recollection," that help to align our intention to our spiritual practice and to bring on retreat. Themes include renunciation, working with habits and ethical conduct.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2001-02-23 Papanca 51:01
Based on the Honey Ball Sutta, this talk is an exploration of papanca, a Pali word meaning proliferation of thought in the mind. Mental proliferation leads into the creation of self and into craving and comparing, as well as holding on to views and opinions.

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