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Annie Nugent's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Annie Nugent
Annie Nugent has practiced since 1979 and was an IMS Resident Teacher, 1999-2003. Her teaching style aims to reveal how all aspects of our lives can help us come to a clear and direct understanding of the Truth.
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2019-10-16 The great gift we can give to the world 61:28
The Dharma transforms and ultimately uproots the defilements of greed, hatred and delusion bringing about a mind of love, compassion and wisdom..This is the great gift we can give to the world.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-10-02 The Noble Search: The Deathless 51:15
what is "the deathless?" The range of words sometimes used to express the end of suffering found in the suttas. The way different traditions and interpretations by different teachers might be used to express the end of suffering(or moments thereof).. It is good for us to familiarize ourselves with these phrases/words like: Nibbana, the unconditioned and so on - to avoid the "deer in the head lights" syndrome.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-18 Skeptical doubt. 59:00
The hindrance of doubt brings about so much suffering and is the most difficult of all to see through, since it appears so true when it sneaks into the mind as a truism... but in fact, skeptical doubt is only a another impermanent arising..
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2018-12-16 The fundamentals of Mindfulness and how to apply them in daily life. 47:08
The fundamentals of mindfulness. We don't need to wait until we are Buddha's before we apply the practice in our lives. We begin right away. Now.
Living the Buddha’s Teachings: Insight Meditation Retreat
2018-10-10 Conceit 57:43
The deeper aspect of self identity that keeps us caught in the delusion of separation into: " I am "... better, worse, equal... or just the birth of "I am"
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2018-10-03 "The Heart of the Path is so Simple..." 53:31
This talk explores the relaxed, inclusive attitude of mind so necessary to help diminish the tendency to overreach and strive in our practice, allowing us to taste the simplicity of the moment, as it is - wherever we may be in life.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2018-09-26 Making the acqaintance of the Knowing Mind 51:45
Different meaning of the word "know". Ways to get in touch with this knowing mind.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2018-09-19 In the vicinity of Nibbana. 56:39
The four qualities that, when well practiced, place us in the vicinity of Nibbana.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2018-09-12 Sangha 54:06
The sangha.. those who are stirred by what is truly stirring - the Buddha's dharma. Thus the triple gem all rolls into one and supports us on our dharma journey through life.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2017-10-18 Truthfulness. 59:08
The Buddha did not ever, in all the his eons of practice, tell a deliberate lie. The base line for our practice to progress is Truthfulness - it is the very foundation upon which the practice unfolds towards ultimate Truth. Truthfulness also plays an important role in the world - bringing a sense of trust and respect into our lives, if it is present.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

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