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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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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
2016-09-17 Morning instructions–mindfulness of moods and emotions 46:25
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1
2016-09-11 Entering the retreat: refuges and precepts 56:38
This talk gives an overview of the three refuges and the five precepts in retreat practice, as well as chanting them. It gives particular emphasis to the wholesome qualities of the historical Buddha
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1
2016-06-21 Third Noble Truth & NIbbana 57:49
Explores the relationship of the Third Noble Truth to Nibbana. Describes the traditional understanding of Nibbana in Theravada and the stages of enlightenment. Suggests some classical approaches on meditation practice.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center The Four Noble Truths: A Retreat for Experienced Students
2016-06-18 Four Noble Truths: An Overview 55:56
Based on the Buddha's first discourse, the talk examines the twelve aspects of the truths with an emphasis on the call to action for each one.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center The Four Noble Truths: A Retreat for Experienced Students

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