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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.
2008-07-15 Mudita: Guided Meditation 44:13
This is a guided meditation on the quality of appreciative joy, or mudita. There is also a short introduction on the role of appreciative joy in the four divine abidings (brahma vihares).
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta
2008-07-13 Metta: Near And Far Enemies 55:13
The near enemy of metta is attached affection, common in romantic love. The far enemy is aversion, which takes many forms, such as resentment and fear. The talk explores these responses and how to work with them in metta practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta
2008-04-12 A Brief History Of Buddhism In India - part 2 1:12:31
This is the second of two talks outlining key developments in the evolution of Buddhist schools in India between the death of the Buddha and the emergence of Dzogchen. This talk covers briefly the origins of the Mahayana, Naganjuna, Yogacara and Vajrayana.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Dzogchen Retreat
2008-04-11 A Brief History Of Buddhism In India - part 1 56:06
This is the first of two talks outlining key developments in the evolution of Buddhist schools in India between the death of the Buddha (463 BCE) and the emergence of Dzogchen (ca. 6th cent.). This talk covers the stages of classical (or Nikaya) Buddhism up to the beginning of the Mahayana.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Dzogchen Retreat
2008-04-01 The Pure And Luminous Mind 60:40
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Living Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat
2008-03-19 Awareness Is Like The Unconditioned 61:34
This is a condensed version of two earlier talks in 2008: “The Five Aggregates” from January and “Consciousness, Awareness & Nibbana” from February.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center From Awareness to Wisdom: Exploring the Mind
2008-03-15 The Attitude Of Awareness 54:07
The right attitude for meditation is one free from greed, aversion and delusion. The talk also defines some key terms in practice: consciousness, mindfulness, awareness, and wisdom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center From Awareness to Wisdom: Exploring the Mind
2008-02-26 Consciousness, Awareness And Nibbana 63:33
It is the direct realization of the unconditioned, or nibbana, that is considered enlightenment in the Buddha's teachings. This talk explores how consciousness and awareness can be understood as links in practice to the flavor of the unconditioned.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
2008-02-13 Metta, Tenderness And Connection 60:06
Metta practice makes the heart more sensitive. This tenderness becomes the avenue for us to discover our deep connectedness to all of life and end a sense of isolation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
2008-02-02 An Attitude Of Mindfulness 52:18
The right attitude for meditation is one that is free of greed, aversion and delusion. The talk also explores the functions of mindfulness, attention and wisdom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat

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