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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
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 59:54
Sylvia Boorstein
Exploring some skillful means for dealing with difficult mind states.

1995-01-02 Waking Up: Interesting Hobby Or Committed Vision 52:43
James Baraz
Reflecting and reconnecting with our heart's intention.

1994-12-30 The Five Hindrances 60:54
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.

1994-04-21 Feminine Face Of Dharma 58:58
Jack Kornfield
Dharmic inquiry with a feminine perspective.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Yucca Valley)

1994-02-20 The Ocean Of Breath 56:01
Jack Kornfield
Coming home. The breath inside the breath.

1994-02-15 The Phantom Tightrope: Balancing Practice 48:59
Sylvia Boorstein
balancing and strengthening practice: a cookbook of helpful hints

1994-02-13 Hindrances: Storms Of The Mind 59:06
Sylvia Boorstein
reconnecting with our "at ease" nature

1994-02-08 Special Challenges To Loving 57:58
Sylvia Boorstein
Developing unanimous lovingness.
In collection Complete Metta Retreat

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