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Susie Harrington's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Susie Harrington
Susie Harrington has been meditating since 1989, and been engaged in Insight meditation practice since 1995. She began teaching in 2005, with the guidance of Guy Armstrong, Jack Kornfield and more recently Joseph Goldstein. She often offers retreats in the natural world, believing nature to be the most profound dharma teacher, and a natural gateway to our true self. Her teaching is deeply grounded in the body and emphasizes embodiment of our practice in speech and daily life. For more information go to
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2018-05-15 Impermanence is a doorway to Freedom (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:58
the Buddha taught that the recognition of arising and passion away (Anicca) is the doorway to freedom. In this talk, we explore impermanence and it’s relationship to dukkha. To let go ov our argument with the reality – with the way things are, to the nature of changing phenomena, opens up to the possibility of ease and freedom: “All things are impermanent/ They arise and they pass away./ To live in harmony with this truth/ Brings great happiness.”
Settling, Seeing and Spacious Awareness Retreat
2018-03-20 Monday Night Dharma Talk: A discussion about teaching in nature, learning form nature, and the nature of emptiness. 62:10
Susie Harrington and Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel
2018-03-18 Questions and Responses (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:07
Questions and responses from the Question Bowl: Kamma, conditions, our basic goodness and more.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat
2018-03-09 Buddha's Life Part 3 (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:33
Continuing the story of the Buddha's life through his awakening and his setting the wheel of the Dhamma in motion. (Note: it is largely understood to have been a Brahma God, Sahampati, who asked the Buddha to teach--not a Brahmin as mentioned in the talk.)
March Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat
2018-03-06 Day 10: Brahma Vihara Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:06
March Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat
2018-03-03 The Buddha's Life Part II: "I See You MARA" (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:40
The Buddha encountered MARA throughout his life. We too have many interactions and opportunities to see MARA and develop a friendly, knowing relationship.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat
2018-03-01 Day 5 Morning Sit with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:53
March Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat
2018-02-26 The Buddha's Life Part I (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:24
The Buddha's life is an expression of the practice and the teachings and can offer inspiration and guidance on our journey. Part I: Early Life and Practice of the Bodhisattva
March Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat
2017-10-05 Anatta: The Dukkha and The Freedom (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:14
How we create, reify and cling to self. How this is a source of Dukkha and how we can find our way to freedom.
Settling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Students
2017-10-03 Challenges and Benefits of Samadhi (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:40
Settling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Students

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