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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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2022-05-31 Day 3 morning instructions: mindfulness of emotions 60:13
with Tara Mulay
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Finding the Present Moment: Insight Meditation Retreat
2022-05-24 Equanimity 67:43
This talk addresses the quality of equanimity – what it is and is not – and how to cultivate it
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2022-05-22 Metta instructions for the "neutral person" 53:34
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2022-05-21 Compassion 57:11
The importance of compassion in the Buddhist path. Discussion of its relationship to Metta, and a description of its near and far enemies. Examples of its applicability including in the situation in Ukraine
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2022-03-17 Sharing the Happiness of Others (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:31
We can train the mind to recognize and rejoice in the happiness of others, experiencing happiness ourselves. But to be able to do this, we need to confront human tendencies to compare ourselves to others, and sometimes strong resistance. This talk discusses the beautiful quality of Mudita (Empathetic Joy), and how we can develop it.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation One Month Retreat
2022-03-12 Discerning Wise Effortccccc (Retreat At Spirit Rock) 67:44
The path to liberation can be walked only with sustained effort. However, effort applied to meditation needs to be skillful in order to bear fruit. This talk discusses the role of Wise Effort (Viriya) in Buddhist practice, and how to recognize common misapplications of energy.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation One Month Retreat
2022-03-01 The Frame Around Insight Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:52
This talk was offered at a month long insight meditation retreat, where most of the day is devoted to sitting and walking practice. The discussion acknowledges and explicitly points out the larger framework within which these meditations are done. It briefly reviews the 4 Noble Truths and the 8 Fold Path, especially focusing on Mundane Wise View and Wise Intention. These place in context, and inform, why and how these practices support the heart/mind in finding release.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation One Month Retreat
2022-02-27 First Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:00
This is the initial sitting meditation instruction for a month long retreat. It supports people in settling in, finding the body and its sensations, and identifying a primary object/anchor.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation One Month Retreat
2020-03-06 Day 7 Brahma Vihara Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 64:51
Metta for difficult person
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong
2020-03-02 Cultivation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:54
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Monthlong

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