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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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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
2001-09-25 Meditation In The Eight Fold Path 57:31
Turning to awakeness through effort, concentration, and the knowing quality of mindfulness that is the gateway to wisdom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2001-07-09 The Fruits Of Metta Practice 50:10
The qualities of lovingkindness and concentration unfold most strongly from the basic goodness that arises out of our wise effort in metta practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2001-07-06 The Power Of Metta 48:54
Lovingkindness is the quality of friendliness toward oneself and others developed through the practice of metta. This talk describes how the practice works as a protection, a healing, a purification of heart, and a boundless state of mind.
2001-05-27 The Eight Worldly Conditions 57:45
Our lives are always touched by the changing conditions of gain and loss, praise and blame, pleasure and pain, success and failure. How the meditator finds refuge in not clinging.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2001-05-23 The Buddha Knows The Dhamma 61:52
Our deepest nature is a purified awareness like the Buddha's. This awareness has the power to know and liberate the phenomena of afflictive emotions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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