The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
Mary Grace Orr's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Mary Grace Orr
Lately, my own practice is moving more and more into the monastic world. As I teach out of that nourishment, I find people hungry for the traditional, solid forms of the Dharma. I see people's lives changing when they engage in these forms. Certainly, as I deepen my own Sutta study, I find the traditional ideas so helpful it encourages me to delve further.
2013-05-05 Building The Foundation 49:12
May Insight Meditation Retreat
2012-05-19 Opening The Heart To Mystery 58:33
On not knowing as the path to awakening...
May Insight Retreat
2012-05-15 How Does the Heart Let Go? 50:32
Being with things as they are and letting go are very difficult. The friendly and open heart support us in this work.
May Insight Retreat
2012-03-22 Please Don't Know 54:18
Not knowing is freeing and allows us to step out of stories. This is Wise View.
Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long
2012-03-15 Returning to the Luminous Mind & Heart 55:39
A discussion of how the mind is often clouded with unskillful states, the armies of Mara. The Four Powers (Iddhipadas) are ways to develop a more awakened mind.
Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long
2012-03-08 The Wise and Fearless Heart 56:13
This talk explores the nature of fear and how it can be countered by the development of the heart. The spacious heart, trained in kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity, supports us in all circumstances.
Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long
2012-03-02 What has become clear to you since last we met? 46:58
We can awaken in every moment. This talk introduces the 37 wings of awakening and teachings of letting go into the present moment.
Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long
2011-12-16 The Wise & Fearless Heart 62:26
Developing the Brahma Viharas (good will, compassion, gladness and equanimity), to strengthen the heart and meet fear.
Insight Meditation Retreat
2011-12-14 Unburdening Ourselves for the Journey 49:40
Nothing to do, nowhere to go, no one to be: these teachings help relieve us of our burdens.
Insight Meditation Retreat
2011-09-29 Still Seeking Refuge: 6 Places to Rest the Mind and Heart 54:22
We all need places of rest and refuge, always. This teaching of the Buddha discusses six dwelling places for heart and mind, useful in our daily lives.
Standing Firm in That Which You Are: Mindfulness of the Body

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