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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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2018-11-26 The Buddha's Teaching On Social and Communal Harmony 67:48
The Buddha lived and taught in a time of violence and strife. His teachings offer some ky advise for our own social development.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2018-11-19 Moral Restraint and Non-harming. 53:50
The Buddha says to develop goodwill and compassion as the second step of the 8-fold path. Steps 3-4-5 show specific ways to practice this.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-19 Morning Reflections On The Death Of A Benefactor 17:01
A friend who sat the 3-month retreat 17 times, has passed away. As she was preparing, this talk by Ajahn Chaah was offered to her.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-12 The 7 Factors of Awakening. 62:35
This talk describes how one can develop certain "mental factors" which lead to awakening. Mindfulness initiates a beneficial cycle which does so.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-05 Mixing Things In 54:45
The Buddha describes Wise Effort in specific ways. But we have our own particular ideas of what we want to accomplish. How to practice"when worlds collide?"
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-10-29 The Rest Of The Retreat 57:12
Our schedule alternates walking and sitting meditation practices periods which take up many hours. But there are still many other times in the day to practice mindfulness in activities.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-10-23 Practicing The Whole Path. 32:23
The schedule on retreat emphasizes walking and sitting meditation. But we also practice all the other parts of the 8 fold path. The talk describes how.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-09-25 The Three Temperaments 60:57
Our minds all manifest craving, aversion, and delusion but we tend to specialize in one. This talk describes the tendencies of each type and how to practice with each.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2018 at IMS- Forest Refuge
2018-09-18 Self-View and Practice 58:58
We often practice from self-view and this can limit our development. Yet, we cannot just drop it. This talk discusses how to practice with self-view to remove it as an obstacle.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2018 at IMS- Forest Refuge
2018-09-11 Happiness Of Practice 66:38
Buddhism talks a lot about suffering, so the question arises: "Where is there happiness on the path?" This topic is explored from various perspectives
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2018 at IMS- Forest Refuge

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