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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2005-07-16 Satipatthana Vipassana Bhavana 57:21
Kamala Masters
Satipatthana is the method of mindfulness. Vipassana is the knowledge that comes thru the cultivation of mindfulness practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2005-07-14 An Appropriate Response 55:10
Guy Armstrong
Lovingkindness and the other brahma viharas show us the possibility of an appropriate response to the joys and sorrows of life. The practice of mudita for oneself leads to the beautiful state of gratitude.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2005-07-12 The Metta Sangha, The Metta Sutta 53:35
Sylvia Boorstein
This talk celebrates the importance of community as a support for practice.
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2005-07-11 Forgiveness: The Doorway To An Open Heart 61:33
James Baraz
In order for metta to flow unobstructed, we need to be able to forgive—ourselves for ways we don't measure up to our high standards or unskillful actions, others for past hurts and life for the disappointments we experience. This talk explores these different levels of forgiveness.
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2005-07-10 Metta: Its Near & Far Enemies 56:36
Guy Armstrong
What supports lovingkindness is the sincere caring we give in each moment as we say a metta phrase. What obstructs metta are its near and far enemies; affection with attachment and aversion such as sadness, fear, anger, or judgement.
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2005-07-02 I'm Saturday Morning 52:03
Ajahn Sumedho
Noticing mundane experiences can help us realize the difference between conventions and reality.
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2005-07-02 Mother Earth, Father Sky, & The Middle Way 66:13
Ajahn Sumedho
Practicing with the Middle Way & the 4 Noble Truths.
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2005-07-01 Listening To The Sounds Of The Morning 64:37
Ajahn Sumedho
Instructions on how to open up to pure awareness.
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2005-06-30 A Sense Of Relaxed Attention 67:43
Ajahn Sumedho
Learning to balance effort in our practice takes the application of our intuition.
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2005-06-29 That Which Is Inclusive 66:25
Ajahn Sumedho
Noticing the sound of silence and space which are open and inclusive forms of reflections.
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