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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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2008-04-01 The Pure And Luminous Mind 60:40
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Living Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat
2008-03-19 Awareness Is Like The Unconditioned 61:34
This is a condensed version of two earlier talks in 2008: “The Five Aggregates” from January and “Consciousness, Awareness & Nibbana” from February.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center From Awareness to Wisdom: Exploring the Mind
2008-03-15 The Attitude Of Awareness 54:07
The right attitude for meditation is one free from greed, aversion and delusion. The talk also defines some key terms in practice: consciousness, mindfulness, awareness, and wisdom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center From Awareness to Wisdom: Exploring the Mind
2008-02-26 Consciousness, Awareness And Nibbana 63:33
It is the direct realization of the unconditioned, or nibbana, that is considered enlightenment in the Buddha's teachings. This talk explores how consciousness and awareness can be understood as links in practice to the flavor of the unconditioned.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
2008-02-13 Metta, Tenderness And Connection 60:06
Metta practice makes the heart more sensitive. This tenderness becomes the avenue for us to discover our deep connectedness to all of life and end a sense of isolation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
2008-02-02 An Attitude Of Mindfulness 52:18
The right attitude for meditation is one that is free of greed, aversion and delusion. The talk also explores the functions of mindfulness, attention and wisdom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
2008-01-12 The Five Aggregates 62:40
This traditional list of the five categories, such as form and consciousness, describes the range of our experience. This talk follows a sutta in viewing the aggregates as an avenue to see emptiness
2007-12-03 Loving-Kindness And Gratitude 61:04
The four divine abidings show us a way to hold all the joys and sorrows of life. This talk focuses principally on the qualities of loving-kindness, which overcomes isolation and connects us to all of life; and gratitude, as a form of appreciative joy that leads to greater contentment and well-being.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-11-26 Third Noble Truth & Nibbana 61:06
This talk explores the third noble truth, or the end of suffering, also described as Nibbana. Nibbana is seen as a transcendent dimension of our being accessible in any moment. Practices that approach this unconditioned element are described also.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-11-19 Second Noble Truth: Craving 60:31
The second noble truth points to craving (tanha) as the origin of suffering. The talk describes three kinds of craving: for sense pleasures, existence and non-existence.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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