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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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2009-04-04 What If... Shifting the Paradigm 54:30
Rather than assuming that greed, aversion and delusion are our default state and practice is about transcending them, what if peace of mind is natural and the torments are the aberration?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Living Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat
2009-02-25 Compassion And Emptiness 61:22
Emptiness and compassion are like two sides of the same coin -- they support and balance one another. How can we open to the beauty and suffering in this world; and how can we respond with wise intention?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation February
2009-02-18 Exploring Craving 62:24
This talk encourages us to explore the gratification, danger and escape in our personal experience of clinging; with the intention to understand rather than to judge. Meeting our experience with mindfulness/wisdom is the practice of non-clinging.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation February
2009-02-13 The Joy Of Generosity 62:39
The Buddha gave great importance to the quality of generosity, or dana. It can be seen as a supportive condition for the cultivation of the eightfold path. The inner intention of generosity purifies the heart/mind of greed - and it brings great joy!
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation February
2009-02-08 Perception Of Impermanence 59:13
The Buddha said that the perception of impermanence, when developed and cultivated, can lead to liberation. This talk explores some of the ways we can begin and continue to perceive this truth more accurately.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation February
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

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