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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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1996-02-07 Lovingkindness: The Natural State Of The Heart 62:49
ORIG POOR QUALITY Resting in the open loving heart.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
In collection Force Of Metta
1996-02-04 Dog In The Road - Hindrances And Their Antidotes 62:27
Learning to explore the difficult terrain within.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1995-11-28 Faith And Confidence 54:00
Life may be incomprehensible, but it is embraceable.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1995-11-23 Buddha Soup 42:54
Remembering our capacities: a recipe for living.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1995-11-06 What Keeps Us Awake And Happy with Jack Kornfield 61:16
Moving gracefully in the midst of life.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1995-10-07 Equanimity 59:01
Acquiring a balanced and wholesome response to the moment.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1995-07-28 Life As Practice 56:58
Viewing the Dharma as the "nuts and bolts" of our lives.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1995-06-12 Kindness 57:58
Kindness is the essence of wisdom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1995-04-17 Making Compassion Real 57:37
Renewing our innate capacity for making wise and wholesome choices.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1995-02-03 The Difficulties Of Loving Beings 57:28
In this Dharma talk, given at a Metta Meditation residential retreat, Sylvia examines some of the key blocks we come up against that keep us from living in our true nature of joyful, loving, compassionate beings. Illustrating with stories, both poignant and humorous, she demonstrates that, our awareness to the contrary, we repeatedly fall away from living in our true nature, because we may forget who we really are. We may continue, for various reasons she discusses, to hold onto grievances that lock us into our own prisons of pain and suffering. It is through the liberating knowledge of meditation practice that we can free ourselves from this pattern. That is, in fact, the "edge" of this practice: that we can fall away into a sense of separateness, and that we are able to bring ourselves back to the truth of our oneness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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