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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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2006-04-12 Practicing Rigpa - Part 2 46:57
The talk explores different methods for the technique of looking in dzogchen practice as taught by Tsoknyi Rinpoche. It also describes some meditation states that might be mistaken for rigpa (near relatives).
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-04-11 Practicing Rigpa - Part 1 54:04
This talk discusses the basic approach of look, see and rest in Rigpa practice, with an emphasis on trust in our own experience.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-04-10 The History of Buddhism in India - Part 2 64:28
This talk discusses the development of Buddhism in India beginning with the origins of the Mahayana school around 100 BC and continuing through Nagarjuna, the Yogacara school, Vajrayana, and the beginnings of Dzogchen. As in part 1, the philosophical differences are highlighted.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-04-09 The History of Buddhism in India - Part 1 44:24
This talk recaps some key elements in the development of Buddhism in India from the death of the Buddha through the splits that occurred in the early schools of what could be called classical or Nikaya Buddhism. It highlights some of the philosophical issues that caused the divisions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
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
2006-01-14 Closing Talk - Mind and Life Retreat 17:17
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Mind Life Retreat
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

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