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Annie Nugent's Dharma Talks
Annie Nugent
Annie Nugent has practiced since 1979 and was an IMS Resident Teacher, 1999-2003. Her teaching style aims to reveal how all aspects of our lives can help us come to a clear and direct understanding of the Truth.
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2015-01-29 Self Examination 47:54
The Buddha’s teaching on self examination is a helpful tool to support the strengthening of wholesome qualities and the diminishes of the unwholesome ones. By means of the 4 R’s this talk offers ways to keep the practice alive in daily life.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2015-01-22 Balance of Mind - Staying in the saddle. 60:03
How can we not become reactive in the thick of difficult states of mind, events, relationships and situations that unfold in life? By inclining the mind towards equanimity through the growing understanding that we are not in control… things are constantly changing.. We learn to sit steady in the saddle in the midst of life's ups and downs..
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2015-01-08 The Attitude of Kindness 58:25
Familiarizing ourselves with the attitude of kindness that is naturally available to us when true mindfulness is present.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-12-02 Guided Equanimity Practice 60:45
A short explanation on how to work with this practice using phrases that support the inclining the mind towards the developing of equanimity.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge December 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-11-23 Liberation through Forgiveness 60:28
It is not easy to forgive sometimes. As practice unfolds we may come up against grudges and resentments that we find difficult to let go of. This talk discusses how to work with forgiveness.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-11-16 Views and Opinions 59:37
We look at various permutations of views and opinions in this talk – Pointing fingers at others, we miss the fact that we are simply caught in our views and opinions. I am better than you... I am worse than you... all opinions and comparisons that keep us living in a very small world of delusion when mindfulness is not present - we don't see them as impermanent, impersonal arisings in the mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2
2014-11-09 Perspectives on Concentration 54:46
Because there are many different styles of teaching related to concentration, this sometimes leads to doubt in our own practice. The intention in discussing this topic is to call forth a common sense, broader perspective on what this important quality is and how it fits into the practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 2
2014-05-09 The Five Contemplations for Everyone 56:02
The Buddha said these 5 contemplations were important for everyone to reflect on frequently: ageing, illness, death, losing what is precious to us and the law of karma... Reflecting on them helps to diminish pride and strengthen our ability to let go..
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 1 to May 14, 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-05-02 The Five Aggregates 61:41
This talk looks at what they are – and most importantly seeing how, when mindfulness is not present, we habitually cling to these 5 aggregates believing them to be permanent, solid - “ I, me, myself ” and by so doing we perpetuate delusion
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 1 to May 14, 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-04-11 The Four Foundations of Mindfulness 55:29
As practice strengthens, it can be helpful to know more about the details of mindfulness. This talk unpacks each the four foundations, giving us a glimpse of the fullness of what our experience entails. It also shows that there is nothing left out...mindfulness covers it all.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 1 to May 14, 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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