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Retreat Dharma Talks

May Insight Meditation Retreat

2011-05-15 (8 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2011-05-16 Caught in the Storm of the First Day 48:21
John Travis
Starts with one of John's poems describing the currents that push and pull us as we begin this journey -- coupled with one of his India stories from 40 years ago..
2011-05-17 Stepping out of Grasping and Rejection into Freedom 51:51
Sharda Rogell
When we step back from the difficult patterns of mind with awareness and kindness, we find the first blush of freedom from non-suffering.
2011-05-18 Emotions, Thoughts and the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness 63:00
Gil Fronsdal
2011-05-19 No Self: the Heart's Joy 50:04
Mary Grace Orr
When the heart is open and joyful, we are open to our interconnectedness with all beings. And when we understand the truth of no self, the heart can be more responsive to others.
2011-05-20 The Teeter-Totter of Awakening 49:07
John Travis
An exploration of the seven factors of awakening, especially the balance of the arising and calming factors.
2011-05-21 Walking a Wise Path 62:51
Sharda Rogell
The Buddha conquered Mara who personifies the evil or unskillful forces of mind that overwhelm us. He gave the teaching on Four Ways of Undertaking Things, which is elucidated in this talk - a practical and helpful explanation on increasing our happiness and decreasing our pain through making wise choices.
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