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Diana Winston's Dharma Talks
Diana Winston
My work since 2006 through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (uclahealth.org/marc) emphasizes making mindfulness teachings accessible to all, regardless of background, yet without losing depth practice. In recent years I have been teaching on Natural Awareness— the effortless, objectless, and spacious side of awareness practices. Socially engaged Buddhism is a thread woven through many of my talks-- how can we end suffering both internally and externally? Having worked with teens and young adults for many years, some of the talks are geared to young people. Finally as a mom of a tween, I'm deeply inspired by the transformative power of daily life and family practice.
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2005-10-15 Equanimity On The Cushion And In The World 42:58
This talk explores how we develop equanimity through our practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-10-14 Appreciative Joy 45:49
The manifestations, obstacles, and practices to cultivating appreciative joy, as well as joy in life.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-10-10 Dharma And Money 59:32
How does the dharma relate to money? How much is enough? A dharma dialogue around money.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-06-02 Emotions - Energy In Motion 51:25
Practical tools for working with emotions. How to connect with emotions when they seem elusive or unavailable to you.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-01-13 The Perils And Promise Of Practice 54:40
Difficulties we encounter on the path, and really, what Vipassana practice is all about.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2004-11-09 There Are No Distractions 47:34
A journey to a Burmese monastery and mindfulness of our full experience, even the hard stuff.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2004-09-17 Seven Reasons Why It's Better Not To Hate 33:25
Given at a retreat on engaged Buddhism, this talk describes seven Buddhist strategies for overcoming hatred. It reminds us that hatred will never cease with hatred, only through love.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2004-01-15 A Map Of Awakening: The Five Spiritual Faculties 43:40
How the five spiritual faculties: faith, effort, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom serve as a map and sequence towards deeper understanding and freedom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2002-06-23 From Self Judgement To Being Yourself 31:02
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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