The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2002-02-04 The Freedom Of Letting Go 44:11
  Michael Grady
Through gentle perseverance, learning to let go of the burden of the past.

2001-04-18 The Four Foundations Of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide For Living In The Present 47:38
  Michael Grady
Pragmatic mindfulness gives us full, immediate presence.

2001-04-16 Living In The Present 42:26
  Michael Grady
Living fully in the present brings energy and joy.

2000-12-12 Sound And Silence- Opening The Ear Door 39:38
  Marcia Rose
"From listening, spontaneously meditation arises. From listening, a depth, a well of virtues: From listening, truth, fulfillment, knowledge, ……those who hear flower forever." 16th century Indian poet, Nanak A 45 minute sitting meditation, beginning with Nanak's poem and then listening/hearing Tibetan bells, Japanese mok-tok, and other bell tones with alternating moments of silence.

2000-12-06 The Heart's Release- Abiding In The Immeasurables 60:35
  Marcia Rose
Lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic/appreciative joy and equanimity. We weave a tapestry of clear, caring, balanced and appropriate responsivity through our practice. This growing and maturing tapestry made up of these perfectly natural capacities of heart weave into the whole of our life and into all of our relationships.

2000-11-29 Connecting With The Seven Factors Of Enlightenment 57:21
  Marcia Rose
recognizing each of these seven factors, and how they reflect each other and interweave in both the prelude to and fruit of liberation.

2000-11-29 Connecting With The Seven Factors Of Enlightenment 69:30
  Marcia Rose
Recognizing each of these seven factors, and how they reflect each other and interweave in both the prelude to and fruit of liberation.

2000-11-23 The Practice Of Generosity- A Seamless Circle Of Contentment And Joy 61:45
  Marcia Rose
"The greatest gift is the act of giving itself" Generosity is the seed--the foundation of spiritual development. It is the ground of compassion. It is a requisite of Liberation. Generosity--the practice of non-clinging--puts us directly in touch with the reality of interconnectedness. We give to help free ourselves. We give to help, bring joy to and to free others. And, we learn to receive graciously and with trust, just what is given..

2000-11-21 Mudita- Instruction For Practice 50:49
  Marcia Rose
Introduction to mudita-sympthetic joy, and practice instructions.

2000-11-08 Pulling Out The Thread Of "Self" From Emotional Mind States 57:34
  Marcia Rose
As self-centeredness fades away, the strong energies of emotional states are purified and transformed.

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