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Sharda Rogell's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Sharda Rogell
My focus in teaching is to provide the support that students need to turn their life to the dharma, to truth, and to find ways to come out of their pain and suffering. The retreat experience is an invaluable aid to this exploration; however, what matters more is how one integrates this under- standing into everyday life.
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2020-01-07 Closing Talk 53:36
Closing reflections for a nine day New Year retreat
Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat
2020-01-06 Last Morning Instruction: Review and the 4th Foundation Of Mindfulness 53:07
Mindfulness of dharma qualities.
Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat
2020-01-05 Guided Meditation On Equinimity 42:09
How to bring the mind to more balance and ease in the face of challenges.
Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat
2020-01-04 Freeing Ourselves From Anxiety About Non-Perfection 54:07
We can easily believe that perfection truly exists and if we can work hard enough we may reach it, until we see the pain in our striving and let go.
Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat
2020-01-03 Day 5 Morning Instructions 55:11
Bare attention and disengaging from story-making.
2020-01-01 Developing The Five Spiritual Powers 56:15
Once we strengthen the qualities of faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom, this empowers us on the path to greater awakening.
Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat
2019-12-31 Mroning Instructions 43:42
Arriving On retreat. Body as a foundational support.
Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat
2013-05-18 Equanimity Right Where We Are 49:10
Equanimity is not a destination to arrive at but something we can practice right in the moment with any conditions that arise. How do we practice?
The Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on the Divine Abodes
2013-05-17 Guided Loving kindness Meditation with Benefactors 35:54
A guided meditation where one receives the wishes from people who care about you and are extending their wish for your happiness and well- being. Includes people from ordinary life as well as spiritual benefactors. (Phrases adapted from John Makransky
The Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on the Divine Abodes
2013-05-17 Introduction to Loving kindness Meditation with Benefactors 2:38
Recognition of the wholesome states of mind is important in their cultivation. Mindfulness of the body is encouraged as a support.
The Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on the Divine Abodes

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