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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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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
2001-01-05 Big Mind: Guided Meditation 46:40
Developing an expansive awareness that contains all things but is not composed of them.
New York Insight Meditation Center
2000-12-31 Purification Of The Heart 49:58
The deepest nature of our heart is intrinsically pure, but it is usually obscured by the visiting forms of wanting, aversion, and confusion. This talk explores how to work mindfully with various kinds of difficult emotions and how mindfulness works to purify our hearts of their influence.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1999-09-23 Renunciation 51:00
simplicity of action shows the roots of suffering
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1999-03-08 Motivation In Practice 59:22
finding a motivation that does not stop short
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1998-12-01 The Five Aggregates - part 2 60:13
how the five aggregates reveal the characteristics of selflessness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1998-11-28 The Five Aggregates - part I 58:15
Why the Buddha compared the physical world to an empty mass of form. Understanding why the five aggregates are empty and void of essence. Based on a sutta in the Samyntta Mikaya: "Form is like a lump of foam, and consiousness like a magic show."
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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