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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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2024-07-06 Gladding the mind. 55:28
Finding inner resources to strengthen the mind/heart when it is challenging. The uses of reflection for self-support.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Unification of Mind: Concentration Retreat
2024-01-19 Wise effort in knowing the wholesome 53:57
Half of the sixth step of the eightfold path deals with unwholesome states, but the other half relates to the less discussed practice with the wholesome
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2024
2024-01-12 The 8 fold path, wise attention and purification 49:35
This talk was offered during a month-long teaching period at the Forest Refuge. Its themes are the role, wise intention, and wise attention play in doing meditation practice and purifying the heart/mind
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2024
2024-01-05 Meditation and the path. 51:24
This talk was offered during a month-long teaching period at the Forest Refuge. The theme is how training mindfulness and concentration fit into the teachings of the 4 Noble truths and the eightfold path.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2024
2023-10-09 Sila/Moral Restraint 60:28
A discussion of the Buddhist teachings on morality, in an examination of how these fit into and relate to meditation practice
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2023-10-02 Wise Effort 63:27
An explanation of the six step of the noble eightfold path, wise effort. This talk discusses what efforts are to be made, and how to skillfully apply oneself to practice! Yin and yang styles are both discussed.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2023-09-22 Metta talk and instructions (guided) 67:08
Ae discussion of the way, Metta supports insight practice and a guided Metta meditation to include the "neutral person"
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2023-05-28 Upekkha - equanimity 59:42
This talk discusses what equanimity is, and the role it plays in liberating the mind through wisdom
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Finding the Present Moment
2023-05-24 Wise Effort (Sammaviriya) 61:16
What "wise effort" is, how it fits into the eightfold path, and what characterizes it. The road, Sati (mindfulness) plays in supporting wholesome states, and undercutting the unwholesome.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Finding the Present Moment
2023-05-13 The through line of the eightfold path. 61:58
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Path to Awakening

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