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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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2009-10-05 Impermanence 61:16
A lot of understanding can come from reflecting on the way impermanence shows itself in our lives both outwardly and inwardly, including our vulnerability to aging and death. But even more penetrating insight comes to the mind that has become still through meditation. Through this way of seeing, the truth of impermanence sinks into our bones and the wisdom of non-clinging becomes very obvious.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat
2009-02-21 From Ignorance Come Impulses 62:16
The first two links of dependent origination say that ignorance gives rise to volitional formations or impulses. The talk describes succesive layers of obscurations that form from ignorance, to a belief in self, to afflictive emotions, to unskillful actions. The path undoes these layers by focusing, in order, on virtue, mediation, and wisdom, finally penetrating to nibbana.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation February
2008-12-07 Karma And The End Of Karma 59:31
Understanding how karma works gives us clear guidelines to find simple human happiness or the highest happiness of liberation, which is described as the end of karma. The talk also describes how the working of karma depends on the truth of not-self (anatta).
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-11-30 From Ignorance Come Impulses 61:21
The first two links of dependent origination say that ignorance gives rise to volitional formations, or impulses. This talk describes successive layers of obscurations that form from ignorance, to a belief in self, to afflictive emotions, to unskillful actions. The path undoes these layers by focusing, in order, on virtue, meditation, and wisdom, finally penetrating to Nibbana.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-11-16 The Five Aggregates Are Not Self 60:42
This talk looks at the question of not-self using the five aggregates as the Buddha spoke of them in his second discourse, the Characteristic of Not-Self. As we learn to see ourselves simply as an aspect of nature, both physical and mental, the burden of self lifts and life becomes much lighter.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-11-09 Working With Difficult Emotions 60:55
This talk describes the two shifts needed to transform our relationship to afflictive emotions, one of attitude and one of wisdom. We come to understand an emotion by learning to see its expression in mind, in body, and in the thoughts that make up its underlying view or story.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-11-02 An Attitude Of Mindfulness 54:34
The right attitude for meditation is one free of wanting, resistance or delusion. Then we can achieve the intelligent knowing of experience that mindfulness offers.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-07-15 Mudita: Guided Meditation 44:13
This is a guided meditation on the quality of appreciative joy, or mudita. There is also a short introduction on the role of appreciative joy in the four divine abidings (brahma vihares).
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta
2008-07-13 Metta: Near And Far Enemies 55:13
The near enemy of metta is attached affection, common in romantic love. The far enemy is aversion, which takes many forms, such as resentment and fear. The talk explores these responses and how to work with them in metta practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta
2008-04-12 A Brief History Of Buddhism In India - part 2 1:12:31
This is the second of two talks outlining key developments in the evolution of Buddhist schools in India between the death of the Buddha and the emergence of Dzogchen. This talk covers briefly the origins of the Mahayana, Naganjuna, Yogacara and Vajrayana.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Dzogchen Retreat

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