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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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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
2005-07-14 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
2005-07-10 Metta: Its Near & Far Enemies 56:36
What supports lovingkindness is the sincere caring we give in each moment as we say a metta phrase. What obstructs metta are its near and far enemies; affection with attachment and aversion such as sadness, fear, anger, or judgement.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-02-03 Impermanence 58:55
It's very helpful to reflect on the way we experience change in the course of our human life, including our own aging and death. But even more freeing is discovering the direct insight into the momentary arising and passing of all phenomena through our practice of mindful observation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2004-12-10 Karma & The End Of Karma 62:19
The talk explores action and its results. It also looks at how karma and not-self are a mutually necessary way to understand personality and the path of practice leading to the end of karma.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2004-11-26 Fear And Fearlessness 63:13
This talk explores fear as a form of craving and also several particular fears, such as death, judgement, and emptiness. It concludes with practical instructions on working with fear in meditation, which can lead to a fearlessness with all difficult states.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2004-07-15 Brahma Viharas And The Vicissitudes Of Life 53:01
This talk proves an overview of the Brahma Viharas, or divine abodes, with special emptiness on the qualities of compassion, joy and equanimity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2004-02-17 Healing And Freedom 59:52
Dharma practice has two functions: First it makes us healthy, then it makes us free. The talk explores both these phases, as well as their accompanying attitudes, and explores the process of healing in relation to fear.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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