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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.
2012-02-04 The Path To Living An Awakened Life 55:47
The Buddha points the way to uncovering our essential goodness, here, exploring the five spiritual powers that turn our mind towards the beautiful; how to become intimate with all of life's experiences.
Living an Awakened Life: Insight Meditation Weekend
2009-11-28 Trust And Letting Go Into The Unknown 58:54
A talk given on a weekend retreat. With Trust as our main support, we begin to let go of our hopes and fears and drop into the truth of uncertainty. This is the doorway to freedom.
Living an Awakened Life: Insight Meditation Weekend
2009-10-22 What Is True Equanimity? 56:07
An exploration into what makes equanimity an expression of the awakened mind, how equanimity gives rise to wise action and how our conditioned habits of mind interface with living a life of balance.
Two-Month Retreat
2009-10-08 Controlling This Difficult Mind Of Ours 55:46
The Buddha encouraged us to discriminate our thoughts into two sets: Those that led to freedom and those that lead to bondage. What are some skillful; tools to work with our persistent and difficult patterns of thought.
Two-Month Retreat
2009-09-30 Too Restless And Tired To Meditate? What To Do? 57:27
This talk explores how to understand and overcome these two deep seated habits of heart and mind.
Two-Month Retreat
2009-04-14 What Needs To Be Done: Wise Action and Karma 56:27
Our actions through speech and body have powerful consequences. We can choose whether they are wholesome or unwholesome. How can we strengthen the goodness while diminishing suffering.
The Buddha’s Way to Happiness: Insight Meditation Retreat
2009-04-12 Confronting Reality 56:01
Exploring forms of self rejecting. Opening to reality and what gets in the way of this.
The Buddha’s Way to Happiness: Insight Meditation Retreat
2007-12-02 Turning The Mind Towards Equanimity 54:58
This talk explores two of the Buddha's discourses that teach how to establish equanimity associated with insight. He teaches us what leads to more happiness and what leads to more suffering, and essentially, how we can cultivate more pleasure in our lives.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-11-27 Guided Meditation On Equanimity 45:49
This is a 45 minute introduction and a guided meditation on Equanimity. By repeating certain phrases, we can decondition our reactive attitude and open our heart to the way things are.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-11-25 Sakkaya Ditthi: Who Do I Take Myself To Be? 58:00
Our mind becomes obsessed with three views that define who we take ourselves to be, me, mine and myself. Born from confusion about the way things are, we see ourselves and others in a narrow, contracted way and lose contact with our deepest nature. This talk is a clear and candid exploration that encourages practicing with awareness to find out what is true about this person I take myself to be.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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