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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.
2010-11-15 Trust in the unfolding process of the Dharma 57:28
Trust or faith in the process of the dharma can manifest in quite individual ways.... this talk explores how our trust can be strengthened.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2010-11-08 Compassion. (Version ii) 56:33
Compassion can show itself in a soft and quiet way, but it can also be quite fiery too. However it shows itself, at it's core is the deep resonance and understanding of suffering – and the wish to alleviate it.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2010-10-26 Introduction To Metta - Guided Metta 44:31
An introduction to the practice of lovingkindness. A guided meditation giving instruction as to how to strengthen this quality of heart.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2009-11-09 The Wanting Mind. (Version ii) 62:34
Craving – the wanting mind – binds us to suffering... in seeing this with awareness and wisdom we have the possibility of experiencing freedom in the moment.
Two-Month Retreat
2009-11-02 Faith 61:16
The awakening of this first step on the path gives us the impetus to practice. As understanding grows through continued practice, ultimately we come to a place of unshakable faith – born out of tasting the Truth of the dharma.
Two-Month Retreat
2009-10-25 A Love Affair with Mindfulness 54:46
Mindfulness takes us out of the stagnant moments of delusion into the clear freshness of the present moment and the freedom that comes with it.
Two-Month Retreat
2009-02-12 Equanimity. (Version i) 58:37
"Sometimes we might think we are quite eqanimous, until something comes and disturbs that equanimity.... true equnimity is not based on having outer conditions a certain way, but is totally impartial to how things might be in any given moment. It comes about as the result of wsidom arising through diligent practice. "
2008-12-08 The Life Of The Buddha, (Version ii) 58:18
We might think that it was easy for the Buddha on his journey to awakening....not so. The story of his life and how the path unfolded for him can reveal parallels that we might experience in our own practice - this can be both inspiring and reassuring to us
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-12-01 How Sila/ Moral Conduct shows itself in the world. 62:43
Testing our wisdom learned whilst on retreat - out in the world.. Seeing the proof of the pudding in our actions, words and thoughts.. or not??
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-11-24 Four Reflections That Turn The Mind Towards The Dharma 57:04
These four reflections on the precious human body, impermanence and death, the law of Karma and the round of Samsara support our practice by helping the mind turn towards the Dharma and away from our deeply habituated tendencies of greed, hatred and delusion.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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