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Steve Armstrong's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Steve Armstrong
My biding motivation for the practice of teaching is to share my interest, my understanding and my confidence in the Buddha's way for a balanced and deeply happy life. Given the pace of our culture and the direction in which it is going, mindfulness is essential to sanity. Since my first vipassana retreat in 1975, I've experienced the wisdom of sanity, peace and freedom.
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1992-10-03 Five Spiritual Faculties 4:50:54
An in-depth look at the five spiritual faculties; spiritual confidence, effort, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom.
1992-09-25 Creating Sanctuary 54:39
1991-12-10 Development Of Paramis: What A Long Strong Trip 55:34
Personal stories on the development of generosity, truthfulness, patience, renunciation etc. over the years of practice.
1991-12-01 Metta Chanting 14:38
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1991-11-26 Guided Meditation: Equanimity 46:31
Balanced poise in the mind is one of the divine abidings.
1991-11-24 Developing the 5 Faculties 55:01
1991-11-14 Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind: Conceit, Craving, Confusion 56:08
CONCEIT, CRAVING, CONFUSION - habitual thoughts of "Who I am!", "What I want!", and "What I believe!" often bring us difficulty. Insight into impermanence, the unsatisfactory nature of events and the insubstantial nature of "I" uproots these tenacious tendencies to dwell in thought.
1991-11-02 Confusion Of Clarity Of The Body 58:44
Our identification with the appearance of our body rarely results in satisfaction and contentment but as one of the four foundations of mindfulness, the body can be a vehicle for realization of liberated mind. How?
1991-10-21 "A Box Of Rain" - Reflections On Death 53:28
appreciating a conscious, full relationship to our own death in order to enhance our full presence in life
1991-10-09 Mental Factors Of Concentration 57:26
developing the ability to connect and sustain the attention respectively opposes sleepiness and eliminates doubt while joyful delight, comfort and single-pointedness of mind directly confront aversion, restlessness and wanting mind.

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