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Diana Winston's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Diana Winston
My work since 2006 through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center ( emphasizes making mindfulness teachings accessible to all, regardless of background, yet without losing depth practice. In recent years I have been teaching on Natural Awareness— the effortless, objectless, and spacious side of awareness practices. Socially engaged Buddhism is a thread woven through many of my talks-- how can we end suffering both internally and externally? Having worked with teens and young adults for many years, some of the talks are geared to young people. Finally as a mom of a tween, I'm deeply inspired by the transformative power of daily life and family practice.
2006-02-13 Speed 64:57
How speed and busyness manifest themselves in our culture, daily life, and meditation practice. How to work with them, too.
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2006-01-25 Drop The Banana: The Four Noble Truths 54:19
Suffering, the cause, the way out, and the practical applications for retreat.
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2006-01-15 The Seven Factors Of Enlightenment As Fruits Of Practice 59:12
Using the model of the seven factors of awakening we explore the promise and the potential of practice. What qualities of heart and mindcan we embody over time as we practice?
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2005-11-17 The Bodhisattva 53:41
The Bodhisattva is a being whose life is dedicated to awakening for the sake of all beings. How can we embody this ideal, vow and vision? Can we become bodhisattvas?
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2005-10-15 Equanimity On The Cushion And In The World 42:58
This talk explores how we develop equanimity through our practice.
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2005-10-14 Appreciative Joy 45:49
The manifestations, obstacles, and practices to cultivating appreciative joy, as well as joy in life.
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2005-10-10 Dharma And Money 59:32
How does the dharma relate to money? How much is enough? A dharma dialogue around money.
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2005-06-02 Emotions - Energy In Motion 51:25
Practical tools for working with emotions. How to connect with emotions when they seem elusive or unavailable to you.
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2005-01-13 The Perils And Promise Of Practice 54:40
Difficulties we encounter on the path, and really, what Vipassana practice is all about.
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2004-11-09 There Are No Distractions 47:34
A journey to a Burmese monastery and mindfulness of our full experience, even the hard stuff.
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