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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.
2012-11-18 The Far Reaching Effects of Generosity. 66:09
There are many aspects to consider when practicing generosity - not least of all its far reaching effect. It is helpful to know what these aspects are so as not to limit the power of the act of giving.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2012-11-04 Understanding Dukkha - The First Noble Truth. (Version ii) 58:44
Do we really need to talk about this in such detail? Yes - through understanding suffering we also come to know freedom from suffering...it is a happily ever after story in the end.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2012-10-28 A journey towards unconditional love.. 57:24
The boundless heart of loving kindness is a journey - revealing our limitations and misunderstanding of this beautiful quality of heart...until we come to taste it in it's purity... this comes with practice.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2012-10-23 Guided Meditation Instructions 43:42
"Hello Body"... gently opening to uncomfortable sensations in the body...allowing it to be the way it is... noticing our attitude.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2011-11-27 The Ten Paramis(version ii) 64:45
The ten wholesome qualities of mind that can be cultivated in daily life.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2011-10-30 Wisdom(version ii) 55:43
The practice of insight is all about developing wisdom. This talk describes both how this wisdom comes about – and what the resulting wisdom actually is....and how it shows itself in our worldly life.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2011-10-23 Right Motivation 58:21
At first our practice is for ourselves alone...but as wisdom begins to unfold through reflection and practice, we come to understand that all beings are in the same predicament that we are - suffering and wanting to be happy. Thus we can do our practice for the benefit of all beings. This becomes the natural response to our suffering world.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2011-08-11 Four Noble Truths 60:47
Of all of the vastness of the Buddha's understanding, he summed up the essence of his discovery with just these 4 truths - which are not meant to be an intellectual understanding, rather we need to see them manifest directly....in all areas of our lives. In this way our lives are onward leading towards freedom.
Insight and the Art of Equanimity
2010-12-18 The Lighter Side Of Mindfulness 54:42
Mindfulness: This talk looks at the lighter, playful side of mindfulness and the importance of the quality of clear knowing or comprehending that is always associated with mindfulness.
Meditating with a Light Heart: Insight Meditation Weekend
2010-11-29 Liberation Through Wise Speech 58:55
Bringing awareness to our speech as a path to freedom – an important inclusion in the practice since we spend so much of our lives communicating with others.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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