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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.
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.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 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.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 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?"
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 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.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 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.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 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.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 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.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center In the Footprint of the Buddha: Wise Concentration
2018-01-01 Meditation Instructions On Working With With Emotions 48:32
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat
2017-11-28 Equanimity 62:18
This talk describes the quality of equanimity (upekkha) and how it can be developed in practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-15 Guided Forgiveness Meditation 38:53
Some comments about forgiveness, followed by a guided meditation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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