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I try to convey that the wisdom and compassion we are looking for is already inside of us. I see practice as learning how to purify our mind and heart so we can hear the Buddha inside. In doing so, we naturally embody the dharma and help awaken that understanding and love in others we meet.
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2011-10-05 Awakening Joy: Dharma Practice as a Path of Happiness 64:59
Please note that first three minutes of the recording are silent.
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
2011-09-30 Awakening Joy: Dharma Practice as a Path of Happiness: Part 1 64:23
The Buddha was called The Happy One. With the emphasis on suffering, its cause and it’s end, we can forget that this path is really a path of cultivating true happiness. In this talk we look at three principles of the teaching that can be the foundation for true well-being and how it can be cultivated both on and off the cushion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2011-09-21 The Power Of Intention 62:59
Intention is the basis of all karma. It is also a key aspect of dharma practice, both in moment to moment experience as well as our aspiration, vision that fuels our practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2011-09-14 The Comparing Mind 60:01
The tendency to compare ourselves to others or against some idealized standards is the cause of much suffering. This self-judgement is based on what the Buddha called "the conceit of I am". This talk explores how to work skillfully with the judging and comparing mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2011-09-08 The Shorter Discourse on Ways of Undertaking Things 52:43
The Buddha says: There are 4 ways of undertaking things. There is a way undertaking things that is pleasant now and ripens in the future as pain. There is a way undertaking things that is painful now and ripens in the future as pain. There is a way undertaking things that is painful now and ripens in the furter as pleasure. There is a way undertaking things that is pleansont now and ripens in the future as pleasure.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2011-09-04 Awakening Joy: The Buddhist Path to Happiness 64:15
Using the Buddha's teachings on cultivating wholesome states to awaken our innate capacity for well-being.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Insight Meditation Retreat
2011-09-01 The Essence of Practice: Relaxed, Interested, Kind Awareness 57:28
This talk addresses what we're doing in practice, why we're doing it and the attitudes that most support the unfolding.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Insight Meditation Retreat
2011-08-25 The Advantages of Spiritual Friendship 37:27
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2011-07-22 Bringing Metta into the World 1:15:24
Closing talk with all teachers.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat
2011-07-19 Mudita 47:17
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat

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