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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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2009-02-05 Shifting The Paradigm 60:16
Meditation is the work of the mind: as in the famous saying of the Buddha: Avoid evil, do good and purify the mind. The attitude with which we approach our practice can be a continuation of our usual habits of getting and doing, or we can shift the view (the paradigm) to that of trust and confidence in natural awareness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation February
2008-11-28 Insight, Views, And Opening To The Mystery 62:39
Walls we may hit in our path of practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-11-21 Unity Of Compassion And Emptiness 61:24
Lots of stories exploring Compassion and Emptiness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-11-14 First Noble Truth And Self-Judgment 62:28
Aversion, or dosa,of which self-judgment is a form, is basically a function of not understanding the 1st noble truth.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-05-05 Perception & Awareness 59:31
The Dalai Lama once said that all of our problems stem from mistaken perception. That is why there is so much emphasis on true knowledge. This talk explores the quality factor of perception, and how when it is colored by unwholesome states of mind we cannot accurately recognize reality, and so respond in ways that only increase our confusion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Yucca Valley) Yucca Valley Spring Insight Retreat
2008-02-28 Mingling Our Minds With The Dharma 63:31
This talk describes how the journey of our life and practice is to mingle our hearts and minds fully with the Dharma. The eight-fold path is the descriptive template we can use; this talk focuses particularly on wise view and wise intention, the first two steps.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
2008-02-21 Unity Of Emptiness And Compassion 60:51
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
2008-02-12 Seclusion 57:07
Seclusion - viveka in Pali - is a theme the Buddha was asked about: "Teach me...release, emancipation, seclusion for beings." This talk explores various aspects of this word viveka: seclusion of body, seclusion of mind, seclusion from suffering - and how these are manifest in the retreat setting and mindfulness practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
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

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