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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.
2016-03-08 Guided Metta - All Beings 43:18
An explanation on unconditional love for all beings..
Living the Buddha's Teachings: Insight Meditation Retreat
2016-02-21 Familiarizing ourselves with the Five Hindrances 54:23
When we are not mindful that one of the hindrances is dragging us around by the nose...we suffer... As soon as mindfulness is present, this is our opportunity for freedom from them... We are no longer at their mercy when we understand their nature.. Impermanent "clouds" blowing through the mind - they have no power over us.
Establishing Presence: Insight Meditation Retreat
2015-12-16 The Exceptional Gift Of Mindfulness 59:05
This talk fleshes out the meaning of mindfulness using a range of words to capture the flavor of this quality. We touch on the skillful use of the different anchors(body, breath, sound) to support steadiness of mind, and then let them go to include all 6 sense doors.
Cultivating a Wise Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat
2015-11-30 Guided Equanimity 59:15
A short explanation on how to work with this practice using phrases that support the inclining the mind towards the developing of equanimity. Q and A at the end discussing the difficulties that can come up for us as we work with this reflection.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-11-29 Self Examination 48:51
The Buddha’s teaching on self examination is a helpful tool to support the strengthening of wholesome qualities and the diminishes of the unwholesome ones. By means of the 4 R’s this talk offers ways to keep the practice alive in daily life.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-11-15 The Law Of Karma 61:46
We can get caught up in speculating on karma which is something the Buddha tells us in not helpful and will make us “mad”. The most helpful way to work with karma is to see it in each moment by noticing the suffering and end of suffering dependent on whether we are grasping or meeting the moment with wisdom.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-11-08 Tha Attitude of Kindness. 60:28
Expanding our view of what kindness is and the occasions that it can manifest.. Not needing conditions to be a certain way in order to feel the loving heart allows us to bring an attitude of kindness into all that arises in our experience - especially difficult situation and emotions.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-11-01 The Nuances Of Wise Effort . 62:11
Many different words are used to support the development of wise effort.. Getting in touch with the nuances of this quality help us to not over effort or under effort - this comes with the willingness to explore what is most helpful for us in any moment.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-10-24 Welcoming you to P2: The Beauty of Listening To The True Dharma 60:29
Appreciating our lineage over the decades starting with Mahasi Sayadaw, including the various styles of teaching that we have encountered over the years at IMS that have informed the teachings we offer..
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2014-12-19 Guided morning instructions 68:35
These instructions talk about body and mind.. Grounding the attention in the body.
Living the Buddha’s Teachings: Insight Meditation Retreat

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