The greatest gift is the
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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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2008-11-18 Five Spiritual Faculties. ( version i) 61:48
The 5 qualities that progressively take us towards the deepest understanding of the truth, as they mature through practice.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-11-12 Guided Metta - Compassion 45:36
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-11-10 Patience. ( version 2) 53:04
How wonderful it would be if we could all have infinite patience.... because it is this quality that is the precursor to both wisdom and compassion.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-11-03 Renunciation. ( version 2) 52:58
The outer renunciation by paring down our activities on retreat supports the inner renunciation of attitudes and unskillful qualities that obstruct our seeing the truth of the way things are.. which really reveals the happiness of renunciation - it takes us to freedom.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2008-10-27 Gratitude. ( version i) 59:43
Gratitude comes when we appreciate life as a gift from which we can learn, discover and come to understand the Truth of existence. Seeing the scope of the Buddhadharma allows for gratitude to come to the fore... because we see that the teachings work...oh joy!
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2008-10-20 The Truth of Impermanence.(version i) 60:31
Impermanence is happening all the every moment – ... we don't recognize this truth because our awareness is weak and our delusion is strong.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2007-10-01 Right Effort, Right Relaxation. (Version i) 57:52
Relearning the meaning of effort in our practice.. Including the practice of Bodhicitta as a means to ignite the impetus/courage to open to difficulties that might arise. When we have the freedom of all beings at heart we are motivated by compassion to do what must be done.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2007-09-24 The Lighter Side Of Mindfulness 58:49
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.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2006-10-02 Loving Kindness (Version i) 57:49
By practicing Loving Kindness the heart opens, allowing the love that is already there, within us, to come forth – imbuing us with strength and courage to open to all of experience, thus the barriers that create separation melt away.
Metta & Vipassana Intensive
2006-09-30 Renunciation.(version i) 52:58
Renunciation is not about bleakness – life does not become barren and cold. It brings its own kind of joy and happiness – the happiness of letting go.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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