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Retreat Dharma Talks

Sacred Longing: The Transformation of Desire

We live in a realm of desire, but desire need not take over our intentions merely because it is present. Instead, we can learn to feel desire as an energy in our bodies and minds. This can create the freedom we need to choose which desires we can act upon without causing harm to ourselves and others.

Held within the context of silent insight meditation practice, this retreat offers tools to transform even the strongest desire into the energy for awakening. New intentions toward happiness can then form and flow freely.

2010-05-14 (6 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2010-05-15 Befriending Yourself and Others 35:09
Lila Kate Wheeler
An early low key metta meditation.
2010-05-15 Metta Instructions 54:16
Gina Sharpe
Benefactor/Dear Friend
2010-05-16 Metta Instructions 43:42
Gina Sharpe
2010-05-16 Why Connect With What Is Difficult? 49:10
Chas DiCapua
Explains why we would want to do such a thing, how it relates to the path of awakening and practical advise on how to do it.
2010-05-17 Metta Instructions 53:25
Trudy Goodman
Neutral Person
2010-05-17 The Alchemy Of Thirst 62:52
Lila Kate Wheeler
Second Noble Truth
2010-05-18 Sacred Longing 63:36
Trudy Goodman
Stories and teachings about the Buddha's one fortunate attachment
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