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Carol Wilson's Dharma Talks
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What I most love in my teaching practice is seeing students become dedicated to their own liberation. As their spiritual practice matures, people light up from within when they begin to understand that personal freedom is possible. This commitment to freedom on the part of the student inspires me to find ways to express my deepest understanding and enthusiasm for liberation.
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2008-02-06 Four Noble Truths 60:40
The Buddha said that our path of awakening is like swimming upstream - in relationship to the habits of society and the habits of our own minds. So our deep motivation needs to be supported by accurate information. The 4 Noble Truths is a basic context/description of life, suffering and freedom that serves to support and inform all our various methods of practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
2007-11-29 Wise Attention 65:43
The Buddha spoke of wise attention as the tool that uproots the underlying tendencies of our minds that cause suffering. This talk discusses various means the Buddha taught for practicing wise attention.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Path of Engagement, Retreat 2
2007-11-22 Faith/Devotion 61:58
“In the moment of love, the empty nature dawns nakedly” reflections on loving awareness.
2007-11-15 Nature Of Insight 64:25
Nature of Insight
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-11-08 Habits Of Mind 57:36
The practice of mindfulness is like swimming upstream against the habits of mind. We can learn to trust mindfulness rather than the habits.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-10-30 Compassion 59:00
The understanding of emptiness manifests in our experience as the intention of compassion. One way that compassion develops is through meeting our own physical and mental suffering with kind awareness.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2007-10-23 Impermanence 52:25
The Buddha said that the perception of impermanence can free our minds from clinging. So why don’t we perceive this accurately?
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2007-10-16 Seclusion 59:04
Seclusion or viveka – of body and mind can be an important supportive condition for clear seeing. The hermit, for example, is found in many spiritual traditions.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2007-10-01 Perception And Thought 55:13
Thought is often related to as a “problem” in meditation. It is much more useful to include thought as an object of awareness: once we understand the nature of thought, it loses it power over us.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2007-09-23 The Roots Of Self-Judgment 60:22
Self-judgment is a common and at times almost crippling, mental state. This talk explores some of the conditions that may give rise to this habit of mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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