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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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2010-10-30 Pith Practice Teachings 40:40
This is a brief, concise summary of: the orienting context of meditation practice; basic tasks and principles of meditation; and how to approach challenges.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2010-10-19 Guided Metta Meditation For All Beings 46:58
Reflections on the power and value of loving-friendless practice, and its place on the road to awakening. Guided metta practice for all beings
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2010-10-16 The Great Question, Investigation and Doubt 41:54
The great question, our deepest personal concern, can empower our practice, and motivate investigation of reality. But doubt can undermine our commitment to practice if we do not recognize it.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2010-10-09 The Buddha's Question 66:27
The Buddha's life provides insight into the nature of his search, and the framework he used to explain his findings - The Four Noble Truths.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2010-02-11 Agendas and Judgments 40:33
Human beings seek to control their experiences in order to be happy. But when we approach meditation practice with a fixed agenda, we miss the mark. Freedom and liberation comes from learning to harmonize with reality, not in trying to impose our preferences upon it.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February 2010 Month Long
2009-11-07 Joining Our Practice With Others 60:15
We are deeply connected with others and experience their pain as well as own own. Learning to relate to out own difficulty strengthens our capacity for compassionate presence with others.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat
2009-10-31 Motivations , Agenda, and Aspirations 60:22
Being aware of agendas we bring to practice and how they may hinder or support our progress. Letting go of complexification to rest in simplicity.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat
2009-07-28 My Enemy, My Teacher 45:07
When we attempt to extend metta (loving-kindness) to difficult people, things get interesting. In order to expand our capacity to love, we must strengthen our motivation to do so and work with obstacles which may arise. Through reflecting on the value of metta in our families and communities, we find the courage to undertake this spiritual challenges. Includes guided meditation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation

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