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My biding motivation for the practice of teaching is to share my interest, my understanding and my confidence in the Buddha's way for a balanced and deeply happy life. Given the pace of our culture and the direction in which it is going, mindfulness is essential to sanity. Since my first vipassana retreat in 1975, I've experienced the wisdom of sanity, peace and freedom.
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1994-11-26 Commentary On "Jumping Mouse" 57:25
commentary on a children's story reflecting the similarities in Native American and Buddhist understandings of one's transformation and transcendence in the spiritual quest.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1994-11-20 "...See Here How Everything Leads Up To This Day..." 57:55
the right understanding of kamma: the law of moral cause and effect can be a powerful ally in practice. by understanding how the 'sense of self' is dependent upon momentary conditions we can begin to let the conditions pass and the sense of self dissolve while discovering the peace beyond conditions
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1994-11-12 ... That's Where I'm Going To Make My Happy Home 58:52
this 4 tape series introduces the 4 realities we are able to experience directly that the Buddha enumerated and presented in the Abhidhamma, or Buddhist psychology. This set comes with 4 charts to facilitate understanding of the material. Tape 1 Consciousness Tape 2 Mental States Tape 3 Materiality Tape 4 Nibbana
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1994-10-29 "...Turn On Your Live Light" 58:52
love is an attitudinal relationship toward life. lovingkindness: the generative action of an appreciative mind allows the reactive mind to soften and the spacious perfection of our intricate interconnection with all others to be seen
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1994-10-22 The Five Elements Of Right Effort 63:48
-"...couldn't you try just a little bit more?" - learning to recognize, develop and balance the 5 elements of effort: confidence, health, sincerity, energy and wisdom
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1994-10-15 ... One Way Or Another ... 53:27
two subtle but far-reaching attachments are: 1. to the false beliefs that we are: As solely products of our past conditioning B. that we are in control of the present circumstances 2. the conceit within the comparing mind. our relationship to the present situation can be unhealthy or it can lead to happiness. wise attention chooses one way, not the other
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1994-10-01 ... It Could Be An Illusion 56:07
what actually happens in a moment of consciousness? an introductory talk on the Buddha's psychology, when the fluxing nature of mind is investigated, the appearance of "i" is seen to be illusory construction dependent on conditions. mindfulness dispels the illusion
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1994-09-25 Happiness: An Overview Of Dharma Practice 53:31
a brief introduction of the practices of generosity, morality, concentration, metta-jhana, and vipassana leading to the realization of peace. A distillation of B 40 I-VI
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1994-07-11 Universal Insights 53:58
seeing the nature and effect of insight within our lives
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1994-07-07 Difficult Daze Of Dullness - Doubt 54:37
recognizing and working with the obstructing qualities of mind that arise during practice
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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