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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.
2007-07-14 The Benefits Of Metta 53:55
This talk explains how the practice of loving-kindness works to bring five benefits: a tender heart, the purification of heart and mind, concentration, connection to life, and happiness.
2007-04-05 The Practice of Joy and Gratitude 61:57
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2007-04-02 Untitled 60:00
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2006-10-14 Mindfulness Of Breathing 52:10
This talk gives an overview of mindfulness of breathing with reference to the Anapanasati Sutta. It is 16 stages of development show how the breath is a foundation for both concentration and insight
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Vipassana Intensive
2006-04-15 Taking the Practice Home 55:10
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2006-04-13 Rigpa Consciousness and Nirvana 1:14:49
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
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

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