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Steven Smith's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Steven Smith
The millennium question I hear students asking is how they can integrate the path of self-liberation with the path of paying attention to the welfare of others. My focus is guiding practitioners to do both. The dharmic brilliance is that liberation, the core teaching, creates a deep, transformative experience of who we are, which, in turn, transforms our care for the state of all beings everywhere.
2003-06-15 Home In The Heart Of Metta 64:37
A description of the four brahmaviharas and the interconnected nature of things. Good acts of metta especially have far-reaching consequences —changing our patterns, and releasing powerful, previously repressed energy for awareness, love and wisdom.
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2001-10-21 Where Language Stops: Insight Jhanas 59:13
Developing a meditative process that purifies the mind and creates subtle openings for insight and happiness.
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2001-10-14 Courage Of Heart 52:15
Focusing on faith, energy, patience and renunciation--four qualities of mind that stream through our awareness and power our practice.
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2001-09-30 Metta, Equanimity And Emotions 48:33
When we are still in the midst of emotions, mindfulness draws forth metta and equanimity and helps us to see the layered nature of our own feelings.
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2001-09-26 Vulnerability In Opening To Things As They Are 38:34
Preparing the ground for insight to emerge by developing a deep inner calm.
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2001-06-04 Encouraging The Light Of Metta 56:00
Understanding metta as a concentration and purification practice.
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2000-10-22 Paying Attention, Taking Action, Letting Go 61:28
Bringing wisdom with non-attachment and compassionate action together.
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2000-10-16 The Great Being Of Metta & Mindfulness 59:22
Discovering the attributes of a "great one," a fully liberated and "true-hearted" one, a loyal friend and the ideal of tathagata.
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2000-10-02 As It Is: Mystery Beyond Mystery 59:07
Seeking the world of experience as it really is, and being motivated to live by compassion.
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2000-09-25 Confidence, Courage, Acceptance, Simplicity = 4 Supports Of Mindfulness 57:46
Paying attention to how confidence, courage, acceptance and simplicity support mindfulness and the spiritual life.
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