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Sally Armstrong's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Sally Armstrong
Sally Clough Armstrong began practicing vipassana meditation in India in 1981. She moved to the Bay Area in 1988, and worked at Spirit Rock until 1994 in a number of roles, including executive director. She began teaching in 1996, and is one of the guiding teachers of Spirit Rock's Dedicated Practitioner Program. Sally has always been inspired by the depth and the breadth of the Buddha’s teaching, as presented in the suttas of the Pali Canon, because the truth and power of the Buddha’s words still speak to us today. Her intention in teaching is to make these ancient texts and practices accessible and relevant to all levels of practitioner, from the very new to the dedicated meditator.
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2010-04-10 Day for Experienced Students: Dependent Origination 65:43
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2010-04-10 Day for Experienced Students: Dependent Origination 40:28
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2010-04-10 Day for Experienced Students: Dependent Origination 20:54
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2010-04-10 Day for Experienced Students: Dependent Origination 14:37
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2010-04-10 Day for Experienced Students: Dependent Origination 67:16
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2010-02-26 Easing into the Boundless, Just Where it Touches Us 57:25
The wisdom of the two truths-the relative and the transcendent, points to a way of being with our experience that acknowledges the beautiful qualities of the heart while opening to the freedom that is available here and now.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February 2010 Month Long
2010-02-20 Clinging and Identification with I, Me and Mine 59:34
The Buddha saw that we continually cling to and create a sense of self out of five aspects of our experience. Seeing this process clearly can lead to the possibility of letting go and freedom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February 2010 Month Long
2010-02-07 No Part Left Out 56:25
As we deepen our practice of mindfulness, we are able to see our experience more directly and clearly. Metta practice helps to bring a kind, accepting attitude to this process, allowing us to open to some of the difficult emotional experiences that can arise in intensive retreat practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February 2010 Month Long
2010-02-02 The Spiritual Journey 53:45
The archetype of the journey is often used to describe our spiritual practice. There are many qualities that are helpful to us in this journey, including the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February 2010 Month Long
2009-07-22 The Beautiful Qualities of Compassion and Equanimity 55:19
The four Brahma Viharas are loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The foundation practice is metta, or loving-kindness, which cultivates a friendly and kind attitude towards ourselves, others and all experiences. When this caring heart meets suffering, it naturally responds with compassion. But the last Brahma Vihara, equanimity, the quality of calm acceptance, is necessary keep the heart in balance and open to all the joys and sorrows of our lives.
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