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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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2013-10-21 Pleasant Isn't Everything 66:34
A reflection and exploration of greed and the downsides of making what is pleasant our primary concern
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-10-07 Evaluating Your Meditation Practice 54:31
We have a strong tendency to "grade" our practice as we do it. Generally, this does not work well, and this talks explains why.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-30 Surrender To Truth 54:59
How "wise effort" to practice the Dharma is really a kind of receptive letting go. How our usual ways of controlling things can be relinquished.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-23 Metta First Expression In The World 58:38
The "back-story" to Buddha's teaching metta (goodwill)to a community of monks. A chanting (in English) of the Buddha's instructions. Discussion of objections to metta.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-23 Review Of Meditation Instructions 58:42
A comprehensive review of two weeks of progressive insight meditation instructions. A reminder of the various techniques which can be used to establish presence.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-16 Motivation and Wise Effort 56:53
Description of the kind of effort needed to liberate the mind and how to make this effort skillfully. Practical ways to work with motivation. Stories illustrating principles.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-13 Guided Metta Meditation 61:52
Some overview comments about Metta (loving kindness), followed by real time meditation instruction for this practice. Q&A afterwards
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-03-25 Natural Insight 45:51
We all have had experiences of impermanence, suffering, and not-self, but we haven't been able to generalize these as universal characteristics of conditioned things. Meditation instructions guide us to do so, allowing insight to arise. Examples of naturally arising "insights" which occur on retreat.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-03-18 Are You Trying Hard Enough? 54:59
An examination of wise effort, and how it gets mixed up with our habitual personal and cultural approaches to things. Why surrender is needed and what that might look like.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-03-11 Saddha 38:59
Understanding Saddha (faith) the first of the 5 Spiritual Faculties. How this Buddhist version of faith is different from naive faith, authoritarian faith and consumer faith. What is called faith when we practice this capacity of mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat

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