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The millennium question I hear students asking is how they can integrate the path of self-liberation with the path of paying attention to the welfare of others. My focus is guiding practitioners to do both. The dharmic brilliance is that liberation, the core teaching, creates a deep, transformative experience of who we are, which, in turn, transforms our care for the state of all beings everywhere.
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2004-10-12 Abiding In Metta 44:10
Moving from the Buddha's original way of teaching Loving-Kindness -- calling it up and abiding in it, then pervading it out to all beings.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
2004-09-29 Metta And Mindfulness - Part I 60:10
From a ground of Metta how to develop the four foundations of mindfulness: body, feelings, mind,
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
2004-06-10 Transmission Of Metta 64:55
How metta, compassion, joy and equanimity are a healing transmission, opening to our karmic knots and tangles and early conditioning patterns, releasing and transforming energy into pure joy and wel-being.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
2004-06-06 Cool Warmth Of Metta 59:16
Overview of four sublime abidings and description of each one, with stories, examples and mysterious positive consequences of actions motivated by metta, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
2003-10-28 The Happiness Of Insight 68:01
Inspiring metaphors and stories for retreat practice and daily life about the happiness & joys of insight meditation not dependent upon what's happening in the world around us.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
2003-10-20 Sustaining Mindfulness - Part 2: Patience And Renunciation 65:45
Patience and renunciation: what they are and how they support the development of mindfulness and the path to liberation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
2003-10-12 Sustaining Mindfulness Part 1: Confidence & Courage 64:09
Part 1 illuminates the fundamental nature and support of faith, or confidence, as a sustaining force in practice. Courageous energy follows, as the courage required to carry Dhamma into depths of one’s being.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
2003-10-06 Spiritual Emotions: Power To Liberate 64:00
Detailed description of each Brahma Vihara, in generating and pervading them through oneself and to others in receiving them. Examples of each - enlightened leadership; using Brahma Viharas as basis for political freedom. How acts of kindness have rippling effects with unknown and mysterious consequences.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
2003-07-25 Four Kinds Of Happiness From Insight Meditation 64:42
The four vipassana jhanas and the resulting happiness: seclusion, concentration, contentment, wisdom and equanimity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Steven Smith Review
2003-07-21 Mindfulness And Supporting Spiritual Virtues 66:45
Introduced by gratitude to teachers and lineage. Followed by a thorough description of mindfulness and the four foundations of mindfulness. Concluded by how to support skillful states of faith and courageous energy.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Steven Smith Review

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