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gift of the teachings
Sylvia Boorstein's Dharma Talks
Sylvia Boorstein
My greatest joy is giving the gift of love and hope through the dharma, knowing it is possible for humans to transform their hearts. These dharma gifts include paying attention, practicing clarity and kindness and addressing the suffering of the world--which, of course, includes ourselves.
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2009-02-02 May I Meet This Moment Fully As A Friend 60:28
This is an opening night talk for a month long mindfulness retreat which presents the rationale for practicing in the form that we do. It includes readings from the Foundations of Mindfulness Sutta. It also makes the connection between mindfulness and metta practice and the rationale for practicing both simultaneously.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation February
2009-01-17 Presentations In Neuroscience #3 29:04
Melissa Rosenkranz-U. Wisconsin; Praveen Chopra-private; Paula Sigafus-Kaiser; Sarah Bowen-U. Washington; Jim Saveland-US Forest Service; Michael Warren-Claremont Graduate U.; Francis Haberli-U. Wisconsin;Charlie Thompson-U. Washington
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Scientists Retreat
2009-01-17 Presentations In Neuroscience #2 31:43
Koren Wright- Argosy U., Phoenix, AZ;Chad Johnson-U. Oklahoma; Kendra Markle-Kaiser: Daniel Levinson-U.Wisconsin; Larry Greischar-U. Wisconsin; Michael Haggerty-UC Davis
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Scientists Retreat
2009-01-17 Presentations In Neuroscience #1 39:30
Johnathan Schooler-UCSB; Stuart Eisendrath-UCSF; Lisa Lindeman-U.Wisconsin; Liz Wang-Changchi U. Taipei, Taiwan;Carmen Schooler-U. Maryland;Peta McAuley-Hong Kong
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Scientists Retreat
2009-01-14 Friendliness, Consolation And Appreciation 47:52
Short talk leading into meditation
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2009-01-12 Stories About How Mindfulness Works 45:34
Stories about wisdom - how knowing profoundly that everything is changing, that our experience is created by myriad factors beyond our control, that acceptance and compassion create a peaceful mind - and how mindfulness creates that wisdom - paying attention
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Scientists Retreat
2009-01-08 Wisdom Sustains Equanimity - Equanimity Sustains Wisdom 63:09
This talk, filled with contemporary stories as well as traditional accounts of the Buddha's enlightenment, makes the connection between wisdom and equanimity - and shows how lovingkindness, compassion, and appreciation are permutations of equanimity in situations that are neutral, unpleasant (troubling) and excitingly pleasant.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta
2009-01-05 Are You Brave Enough To Be Transformed By Lovingkindness? 59:58
Lovingkindness is presented as a "subset" of mindfulness: Attention to the third foundation of mindfulness, specifically the presence (or absence) of good will in the mind. Meditation is presented as a technique for letting go of all limiting stories (fixed views) that inhibit us from becoming the fully loving (and tolerant) people we could be.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta
2008-11-19 The Point Of Practice 57:22
Inspired by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2008-10-29 How Suffering Is The Basis For Morality 67:40
How suffering is the basis for morality
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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