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Guy Armstrong's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Guy Armstrong
What has always engaged me is working with practitioners who are deepening their commitment to the Dharma and then seeing them take a quantum leap in their understanding. My contribution to this commitment is working towards conveying a Theravadan practice with a Mahayana spirit.
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2017-10-12 The Third Noble Truth and Nibbana 65:16
The end of suffering can be understood as either permanent or temporary. In both cases, it is closely tied to the absence of selfing.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2017-10-05 The Five Aggregates Are Not Self 62:23
The five aggregates describe our whole human experience without reference to an "I" or "my". It is freeing to see in this way without the burden of self.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2017-09-28 First and Second Nobel Truths 61:47
The First Nobel Truth of suffering is to be fully understood. The Second Noble Truth says that the origin of suffering is craving, which is to be abandoned.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2017-09-27 Morning Instructions: Choiceless Attention 47:32
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2017-09-21 Morning Instructions: Thought Game 47:54
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2017-09-15 Morning Instructions 43:42
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2017-09-14 Mindfulness Of Breaths 58:06
Explores mindfulness of breathing in the context of mindfulness of the body, which is in the context of right mindfulness. Describes connecting and sustaining.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2016-10-17 Transcendent dependent origination 61:46
This talk describes the 12 causal links in a sequence leading from suffering to liberation, including faith, rapture, happiness, concentration, and dispassion. It is a description in positive terms, of the Ark of the Buddha's path.
Three-Month Part 1
2016-10-09 The five aggregates are empty. 61:06
Our experience, as described by the five aggregates, is empty in two ways. There is no self at the center of them, and every aggregate– Form, feeling, perception, formations and consciousness–is insubstantial.
Three-Month Part 1
2016-10-02 The power of lovingkindness 61:55
The practice of metta-brings five powerful benefits. It makes the heart more responsive, purifies the mind, leads to concentration, connects us to all sentient life, and brings happiness.
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