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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.
2013-10-07 Evaluating Your Meditation Practice 54:31
We have a strong tendency to "grade" our practice as we do it. Generally, this does not work well, and this talks explains why.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-30 Surrender To Truth 54:59
How "wise effort" to practice the Dharma is really a kind of receptive letting go. How our usual ways of controlling things can be relinquished.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-23 Metta First Expression In The World 58:38
The "back-story" to Buddha's teaching metta (goodwill)to a community of monks. A chanting (in English) of the Buddha's instructions. Discussion of objections to metta.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-23 Review Of Meditation Instructions 58:42
A comprehensive review of two weeks of progressive insight meditation instructions. A reminder of the various techniques which can be used to establish presence.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-16 Motivation and Wise Effort 56:53
Description of the kind of effort needed to liberate the mind and how to make this effort skillfully. Practical ways to work with motivation. Stories illustrating principles.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-13 Guided Metta Meditation 61:52
Some overview comments about Metta (loving kindness), followed by real time meditation instruction for this practice. Q&A afterwards
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2012-11-29 Returning To The Marketplace 63:43
Letting go of the renunciate life at the end of a long meditation retreat. How it is possible to practice as a lay person in the world. Reconnecting to the life left behind.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2012-11-22 Seeing Our Goodness 57:49
A discussion of wholesome states, how and why to recognize them. Encouraging the growth of states leading toward liberation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2012-11-15 Equanimity: Balanced Radiance Of Mind 65:12
A description of what equanimity is, and why it is not indeference/ apathy. How equanimity develops in insight meditation, and what the state of "high equanimity" is like.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2012-11-09 The Ethical Trainings As Skillful Means 67:14
A discussion of the place of moral training in the process of liberation. Exploration of the overlap of sila and what is legal. A story about sila during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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