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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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2003-03-25 Purity And Purification 52:46
A useful way to view the unfolding of practice is through the two truths, conventional and ultimate. The purity of our true nature is revealed until a conditioned pattern of mind is encountered. When met with acceptance, the pattern becomes purified.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2002-12-02 The Power Of Metta: Is Insight Enough? 59:13
Metta is a powerful tool in the journey of awakening. The practice makes the heart more responsive and also offers purification, concentration, connection to all of life, and happiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2002-07-20 Transcendent Dependent Origination 54:49
In his teachings on dependent origination found in the Upanisa Sutta of the Samyutta Nikaya, the Buddha explained the path in such positive terms as joy, rapture, tranquillity, and happiness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2002-05-23 The Three Characteristics 55:31
The three characteristics of existence -- impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and not-self -- summarize the state of this world as in constant dissolution. Yet, a refuge can be found in an ever-available awareness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2002-02-22 Empty Knowing 56:54
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Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2002-02-03 The Joy In Renunciation 56:22
Renunciation of the activities and relationships in our daily life is one of the chief supports of meditative deepening on retreats. Because renunciation is the active practice of non-desire, it leads to greater peace and happiness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2001-11-29 Since Feeling Is First 58:27
This talk explores the role of heart practices in general, and the brahma viharas in particular, in our overall dharma practice. When we ask, "Is insight enough?" our answer might depend on our relation to the bodhisattva ideal.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2001-11-25 Faith And Awareness 50:34
When we let go of our habitual strategies of greed and aversion, we discover in meditation a spaciousness that can be unsettling at first. As we explore the openness, we find our refuge in an awareness that is the very nature of the mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2001-10-18 Dependent Origination 60:48
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2001-10-04 The Four Noble Truths 57:01
Relating Buddha's core teachings from his first discourse, with quotes from the suttas on our human dilemma of suffering and its end.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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