The greatest gift is the
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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1995-05-22 Ajahn Sumedho At Spirit Rock 61:25
  Ajahn Sumedho
Reflecting on the meaning and purpose of this strange experience called life.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

1995-05-08 Developing A Heartfelt Motivation For Practice 55:25
  Jack Kornfield
What is it you look for?

1995-04-17 Making Compassion Real 57:37
  Sylvia Boorstein
Renewing our innate capacity for making wise and wholesome choices.

1995-04-14 Death And Three Characteristics 48:48
  Guy Armstrong
Unwrapping the layers of mystery surrounding life and death: impermanence, suffering and selflessness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Yucca Valley)

1995-02-13 Love And Eros 62:55
  Jack Kornfield
Exploring the mystery of love.

1995-02-03 The Difficulties Of Loving Beings 57:28
  Sylvia Boorstein
In this Dharma talk, given at a Metta Meditation residential retreat, Sylvia examines some of the key blocks we come up against that keep us from living in our true nature of joyful, loving, compassionate beings. Illustrating with stories, both poignant and humorous, she demonstrates that, our awareness to the contrary, we repeatedly fall away from living in our true nature, because we may forget who we really are. We may continue, for various reasons she discusses, to hold onto grievances that lock us into our own prisons of pain and suffering. It is through the liberating knowledge of meditation practice that we can free ourselves from this pattern. That is, in fact, the "edge" of this practice: that we can fall away into a sense of separateness, and that we are able to bring ourselves back to the truth of our oneness.

1995-02-01 Natural Antidotes To Hindrances 59:58
  Sylvia Boorstein
Exploring some skillful means for dealing with difficult mind states.

1995-01-02 Waking Up: Interesting Hobby Or Committed Vision 52:46
  James Baraz
Reflecting and reconnecting with our heart's intention.

1994-12-30 The Five Hindrances 60:58
  Guy Armstrong
The five hindrances are difficult and painful forces in the mind, but also potential sources for greater freedom in our lives. We transform ourselves moment after moment not by getting rid of these energies but by learning to wake up within them.

1994-06-20 Expansion And Contraction 46:37
  Jack Kornfield
Embracing change with respect and kindness.

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