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Winnie Nazarko's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Winnie Nazarko
Our potential as humans is vast and deep, and can be intentionally developed. There is a way that we can learn to open to all of our experience with kindness and clarity. As we begin to find this stability of heart and mind, wisdom will emerge.This emergence of wisdom, and strengthening of compassion, are the road to our individual and collective happiness and well-being.
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2018-11-26 The Buddha's Teaching On Social and Communal Harmony 67:48
The Buddha lived and taught in a time of violence and strife. His teachings offer some ky advise for our own social development.
2018-11-19 Moral Restraint and Non-harming. 53:50
The Buddha says to develop goodwill and compassion as the second step of the 8-fold path. Steps 3-4-5 show specific ways to practice this.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-19 Morning Reflections On The Death Of A Benefactor 17:01
A friend who sat the 3-month retreat 17 times, has passed away. As she was preparing, this talk by Ajahn Chaah was offered to her.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-12 The 7 Factors of Awakening. 62:35
This talk describes how one can develop certain "mental factors" which lead to awakening. Mindfulness initiates a beneficial cycle which does so.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-05 Mixing Things In 54:45
The Buddha describes Wise Effort in specific ways. But we have our own particular ideas of what we want to accomplish. How to practice"when worlds collide?"
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-10-29 The Rest Of The Retreat 57:12
Our schedule alternates walking and sitting meditation practices periods which take up many hours. But there are still many other times in the day to practice mindfulness in activities.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-10-23 Practicing The Whole Path. 32:23
The schedule on retreat emphasizes walking and sitting meditation. But we also practice all the other parts of the 8 fold path. The talk describes how.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-02-17 The Role of Sila (Ethical training) in the Buddha's path. 57:30
This talk discusses how sila is linked to liberation and to human happiness. Discusses how sila is part of Wise View and Wise Intention, steps on the 8 fold path.
In the Footprint of the Buddha: Wise Concentration
2018-02-15 What meditation are you doing? 60:00
This talk clarifies the differences between concentration meditation and insight meditation, their different instructions, and overlap.
In the Footprint of the Buddha: Wise Concentration
2018-01-01 Meditation Instructions On Working With With Emotions 48:32
Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat

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