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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.
2014-10-23 Happiness At the Happiness Of Others 49:25
A description of the beautiful quality of Mudita (appreciative joy) and how it can be developed
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2014-10-09 Compassion and Not-Self 48:54
A discussion of the truth of Not-Self and how we can see it in our own direct experience. How this seeing comes out of compassion and supports it.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2014-10-03 Guided Metta Meditation 1:12:43
Guided metta meditation with 'neutral' person being added to self, benefactor and friend. Initial comments plus Q&A
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2014-10-02 The Seduction of Doubt 58:00
The hindrance of doubt is difficult to recognize and if unseen can derail meditation practice. How to see doubt and practice skillful relationship to it.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2014-09-25 Holy Curosity 56:49
The role of investigation (Dhammavicaya) in opening wisdom, which liberates the mind. a description of the way investigation happens in teacher/retreatant interviews
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2014-09-24 Morning Meditation Instructions 62:13
Some examples of how things can be noted when practicing "open awareness". Response to a question about "trying" in meditation
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2014-02-26 Forgiviness 57:05
An exploration of forgiveness, what it is, what it is not, and why it is important.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2014-02-24 Rejoicing In The Happiness Of Others 55:16
An exploration of the practice of mudita, joy at the well being of others. Discusses the rewards of this meditation, and it challenges, giving specific examples.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat
2013-12-20 Concentration and Liberation 60:10
A description of what makes concentration Wise concentration. How it fits into and supports vipassana practice. A description of the the two major methods of cultivating shamatha.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Wise Concentration: Steadying the Mind
2013-10-21 Pleasant Isn't Everything 66:34
A reflection and exploration of greed and the downsides of making what is pleasant our primary concern
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

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