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Guy Armstrong's Dharma Talks
Guy Armstrong
What has always engaged me is working with practitioners who are deepening their commitment to the Dharma and then seeing them take a quantum leap in their understanding. My contribution to this commitment is working towards conveying a Theravadan practice with a Mahayana spirit.
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2017-05-01 Emptiness: A Practical Introduction for Meditators (Drop-in at Spirit Rock) 62:55
Emptiness, one of the most important concepts in Buddhism, refers to fundamental understandings of our human condition, deep spiritual insight, and the radical experience of liberation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2017-02-24 Day 27: Brahma Vihara Instructions 51:08
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long Retreat
2017-02-22 Karma and the End of Karma (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:23
Describes the Buddha's basic teaching on Karma as action with volition. By choosing carefully which volitions to follow, we can guide our practice to great levels of happiness. Also describes the results of action, the relation to the concept of not-self, and explores what leads to the end of karma.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long Retreat
2017-02-03 First and Second Noble Truths (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:44
The First Noble Truth, that there is suffering in life, has a call to action: this truth is to be fully understood. The Second Noble Truth, that the cause of suffering is craving, also has a call to action: craving is to be abandoned. Abandoning craving moves us to the Third Noble Truth, the end of suffering.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long Retreat
2016-10-17 Transcendent dependent origination 61:46
This talk describes the 12 causal links in a sequence leading from suffering to liberation, including faith, rapture, happiness, concentration, and dispassion. It is a description in positive terms, of the Ark of the Buddha's path.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1
2016-10-09 The five aggregates are empty. 61:06
Our experience, as described by the five aggregates, is empty in two ways. There is no self at the center of them, and every aggregate– Form, feeling, perception, formations and consciousness–is insubstantial.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1
2016-10-02 The power of lovingkindness 61:55
The practice of metta-brings five powerful benefits. It makes the heart more responsive, purifies the mind, leads to concentration, connects us to all sentient life, and brings happiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1
2016-09-25 The five aggregates are not self 62:33
The Buddha used the description of human experience in terms of the five aggregates–form, feeling, perception, formations, and consciousness– To develop the understanding that there is no ongoing essence or self within them.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1
2016-09-23 Morning instructions: choiceless attention 46:32
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1
2016-09-18 Working with difficult emotions. 62:07
This talk describes how to find greater freedom in relation to the emotions that are usually the greatest source of suffering, desire, fear, sadness and anger
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1

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