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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants at Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Vipassana Retreat

This retreat emphasizes the continuity of mindfulness, along with some daily practice of metta. The teaching is in the style of Mahasi Sayadaw, refining the quality of precise open awareness as a way of deepening the wisdom and compassion within us.

2007-07-20 (10 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2007-07-21 Knowing, Awareness And Wisdom 55:12
Joseph Goldstein
Understanding these differences helps deepen our understanding and insights into the nature of this body and mind.
2007-07-22 Understanding The Defilements 57:31
Steve Armstrong
Wisdom removes the defilements. Awareness is the foundation for growing wisdom. Defilements are visitors to the mind that cause suffering.
2007-07-23 Resting The Mind Before It Falls Into Extremes 58:55
Kamala Masters
Equanimity supports clarity of understanding through a spacious, balanced and calm mind. It leads the way for compassionate action that can be powerfully effective because it is free from aversion and attachment.
2007-07-24 Courageous Effort 52:01
Joseph Goldstein
This talk is part of the series on the Satipatthana Sutta on the enlightenment factor of energy – or viriya.
2007-07-26 Understanding Insight: Dukkha And Anatta 61:30
Steve Armstrong
Insight or the dawning realization of the three common characteristics rests on the continuity of mindful awareness. They offer the understanding of how to live at ease with all conditions and to do well in life.
2007-07-27 Impermanence: The Gateway To Freedom 50:13
Joseph Goldstein
Deepening our understanding of impermanence with implications for our meditation practice and our lives.
2007-07-28 The Ecology Of Compassion 64:40
Kamala Masters
Understanding the terrain of compassion in our inner life in relationship to the world.
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