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Winnie Nazarko's Dharma Talks
Winnie Nazarko
Our potential as humans is vast and deep, and can be intentionally developed. There is a way that we can learn to open to all of our experience with kindness and clarity. As we begin to find this stability of heart and mind, wisdom will emerge.This emergence of wisdom, and strengthening of compassion, are the road to our individual and collective happiness and well-being.
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2019-11-12 Sila 44:40
The 8 fold path emphasis moral restraint. This talk discusses the hows and whys of this set of practices.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2019-11-05 Working With Developing The Wholesome 62:18
Two of the great endeavors involve foreclosing and abandoning unwholesome states. But the other two efforts involve the less discussed summoning and developing of the wholesome.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2019-10-29 Continuity Of Practice 55:53
This talk reviews the role continuity of practice has in strengthing mindfulness. The practice day is reviewed, with specific places of opportunity identified.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2019-10-23 Orientation To Practice 47:22
An opening talk for a 6-week retreat. This discusses four qualities necessary for success in practice. These are: strong motivation, renunciation, metta/compassion, and patience.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2019-09-05 Gladding The Mind 55:36
This talk discusses sources of non-sensual happiness including the wholesome state of gratitude. A guided gratitude reflection concludes this talk.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTQAI Community
2019-09-04 Morning Meditation Instructions 1:10:39
Day 1 sitting and walking instructions
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTQAI Community
2019-09-01 The Journey To Awakening 57:45
A discussion of the reasons people come to practice and how "mindfulness" turns into insight.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Discovering Freedom: Labor Day Meditation Weekend
2019-05-19 Forgiveness And Compassion 68:29
This talk discusses the nature of the heart practices of metta, karuna, mudita and upekkha and how they support wise response. The heart of the talk explains forgiveness as a manifestation of wisdom and compassion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2019-05-16 Feeding What Feeds Us 56:26
The Buddha says that clarity about what is "wholesome" and what is unwholesome" is important. We are encouraged to cultivate qualities like Metta (loving kindness) for our own benefit and that of others.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2019-03-13 Equanimity 55:11
This talk is about how what upekkha (equanimity) is, and how it is developed in practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Establishing Presence: Insight Meditation Retreat

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