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Winnie Nazarko's Dharma Talks
Winnie Nazarko
Our potential as humans is vast and deep, and can be intentionally developed. There is a way that we can learn to open to all of our experience with kindness and clarity. As we begin to find this stability of heart and mind, wisdom will emerge.This emergence of wisdom, and strengthening of compassion, are the road to our individual and collective happiness and well-being.
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2014-05-05 All About Trying 59:09
What are we actually trying to do when we practice insight meditation? What are we making? Why clearly understanding the task makes it much more possible to accomplish it. Meditation practice and tips.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight Meditation Retreat
2014-02-26 Forgiviness 57:05
An exploration of forgiveness, what it is, what it is not, and why it is important.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2014-02-24 Rejoicing In The Happiness Of Others 55:16
An exploration of the practice of mudita, joy at the well being of others. Discusses the rewards of this meditation, and it challenges, giving specific examples.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2013-12-20 Concentration and Liberation 60:10
A description of what makes concentration Wise concentration. How it fits into and supports vipassana practice. A description of the the two major methods of cultivating shamatha.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Wise Concentration: Steadying the Mind
2013-10-21 Pleasant Isn't Everything 66:34
A reflection and exploration of greed and the downsides of making what is pleasant our primary concern
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-10-07 Evaluating Your Meditation Practice 54:31
We have a strong tendency to "grade" our practice as we do it. Generally, this does not work well, and this talks explains why.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-30 Surrender To Truth 54:59
How "wise effort" to practice the Dharma is really a kind of receptive letting go. How our usual ways of controlling things can be relinquished.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-23 Metta First Expression In The World 58:38
The "back-story" to Buddha's teaching metta (goodwill)to a community of monks. A chanting (in English) of the Buddha's instructions. Discussion of objections to metta.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-23 Review Of Meditation Instructions 58:42
A comprehensive review of two weeks of progressive insight meditation instructions. A reminder of the various techniques which can be used to establish presence.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-16 Motivation and Wise Effort 56:53
Description of the kind of effort needed to liberate the mind and how to make this effort skillfully. Practical ways to work with motivation. Stories illustrating principles.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

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