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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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1994-10-22 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
1994-07-05 The Gift Of Solitude 54:43
what are the causes for happiness within this interconnected web of life?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1993-12-09 Series On Happiness: Happiness Of Peace 53:45
The Buddha said "There is no higher happiness than peace." We can glimpse this happiness when the obstructions of mind are progressively uprooted by accessing what are traditionally identified as the four stages of enlightenment.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
In collection Series On Happiness
1993-11-27 Series On Happiness: Happiness Of Insight Knowledge 56:46
Habitual thoughts of "who I am!," "what I want!," and "what I believe!," often bring difficulty. Insight into impermanence overcomes these tenacious tendencies of thinking, revealing the subtle happiness of wisdom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
In collection Series On Happiness
1993-11-14 The Body: Heaven Or Hell? 57:15
our identification with the appearance of our body rarely results in satisfaction and contentment but as one of the four foundations of mindfulness, the body can be a vehicle for realization of liberated mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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