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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.
2022-05-24 Equanimity 67:43
This talk addresses the quality of equanimity – what it is and is not – and how to cultivate it
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2022-05-22 Metta instructions for the "neutral person" 53:34
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2022-05-21 Compassion 57:11
The importance of compassion in the Buddhist path. Discussion of its relationship to Metta, and a description of its near and far enemies. Examples of its applicability including in the situation in Ukraine
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2019-11-26 Wisdom In Action 63:21
This talk discusses how to practice mindfulness externally as a participant in the world. Buddhist principles for social engagement are reviewed
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2019-11-19 Samadhi - Concentration 54:22
This talk discusses the role of concentration in meditation, and how to skillfully cultivate it
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2019-11-12 Sila 44:40
The 8 fold path emphasis moral restraint. This talk discusses the hows and whys of this set of practices.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2019-11-05 Working With Developing The Wholesome 62:18
Two of the great endeavors involve foreclosing and abandoning unwholesome states. But the other two efforts involve the less discussed summoning and developing of the wholesome.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2019-10-29 Continuity Of Practice 55:53
This talk reviews the role continuity of practice has in strengthing mindfulness. The practice day is reviewed, with specific places of opportunity identified.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2019-10-23 Orientation To Practice 47:22
An opening talk for a 6-week retreat. This discusses four qualities necessary for success in practice. These are: strong motivation, renunciation, metta/compassion, and patience.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2019-09-05 Gladding The Mind 55:36
This talk discusses sources of non-sensual happiness including the wholesome state of gratitude. A guided gratitude reflection concludes this talk.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTQAI Community

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