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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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2007-11-01 Right Attitude 31:28
As we develop awareness of the objects of our experience, it is also important to be aware of our attitude to them. Is there greed, aversion or delusion; or is there non-greed, non-aversion or non-delusion?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-07-18 Mudita: Practicing Joy And Gratitude 61:01
Appreciative joy (Mudita) is the third of the divine abidings (Brahma Viharas). When directed to oneself, it enhances the sense of gratefulness. This is an important practice because joy is an integral part of the path to liberation.
2007-07-14 The Benefits Of Metta 53:55
This talk explains how the practice of loving-kindness works to bring five benefits: a tender heart, the purification of heart and mind, concentration, connection to life, and happiness.
2006-10-14 Mindfulness Of Breathing 52:10
This talk gives an overview of mindfulness of breathing with reference to the Anapanasati Sutta. It is 16 stages of development show how the breath is a foundation for both concentration and insight
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Vipassana Intensive
2006-02-09 Concentration 63:36
Simple ways to develop concentration in retreats, and its deepening into Jhanas.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-02-04 Mindfulness 50:30
This talk explores the nature of mindfulness and ways to strengthen it.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-12-02 The Five Aggregates 58:49
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-11-24 Mudita, Joy And Gratitude 55:21
We develop appreciative joy (Mudita) by focusing on the happiness in others' lives and our life, leading also to a sense of gratitude. Joy and happiness then serve as links that lead onward to liberation.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2005-11-11 Working With Difficult Emotions 57:09
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2005-07-14 An Appropriate Response 55:10
Lovingkindness and the other brahma viharas show us the possibility of an appropriate response to the joys and sorrows of life. The practice of mudita for oneself leads to the beautiful state of gratitude.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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