The greatest gift is the
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Annie Nugent's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
Annie Nugent
Annie Nugent has practiced since 1979 and was an IMS Resident Teacher, 1999-2003. Her teaching style aims to reveal how all aspects of our lives can help us come to a clear and direct understanding of the Truth.
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2018-01-30 The great gift we can give to the world. 52:25
The Dharma transforms and ultimately uproots the unwholesome habits of mind allowing us to engage with life/the world from a place of love, compassion and wisdom.. this is the great gift we can give to the world.
January 2018 at IMS- Forest Refuge
2018-01-23 The Heart of the Path is so simple... 53:09
This talk explores the relaxed, inclusive attitude of mind so necessary to help diminish the tendency to overreach and strive in our practice, allowing us to taste the simplicity of the moment, as it is - wherever we may be in life.
January 2018 at IMS- Forest Refuge
2018-01-16 Doubt 55:56
The uncomfortable quality of doubt that hinders our practice and manifests in a variety of ways as it keeps us hovering and circling around the moment, rather than meeting it with awareness and wisdom.
January 2018 at IMS- Forest Refuge
2018-01-02 Sangha. 56:31
The sangha.. those who are stirred by what is truly stirring - the Buddha's dharma. Thus the triple gem all rolls into one and supports us on our dharma journey through life.
January 2018 at IMS- Forest Refuge
2017-11-27 Truthfulness 56:52
The Buddha did not ever, in all the his eons of practice, tell a deliberate lie. The base line for our practice to progress is Truthfulness - it is the very foundation upon which the practice unfolds towards ultimate Truth. Truthfulness also plays an important role in the world - bringing a sense of trust and respect into our lives, if it is present.
November 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-08-22 Perception 53:43
Through mis-perceiving the true way things actually are, we perpetuate suffering.
August 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-08-15 Making the Acquaintance of the Knowing Mind 50:50
Discussing the knowing mind. Different meanings of the word "know" and how it relates to our practice. Different ways to get in touch with the knowing mind.
August 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-08-09 More than the headlines of mindfulness of the body. 54:49
Getting beneath the headlines of mindfulness of the body to explore the 4 postures in some detail.
August 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2015-09-15 Learning to live the truth of Impermanence 56:54
Can we live with an acute awareness of change?.. It brings non-grasping.
September 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2015-08-18 Feeling tone - Vedana. 57:20
This talk explores the second foundation of mindfulness - Feeling tone... the pleasant, unpleasant or neutral feeling arising in every moment of experience. An important arena of mindfulness because this is where we can free ourselves from the habitual tendency to grasp/push away our likes and dislikes revealing the beauty of the mind that is free... This kind of mind is the ultimate brand of pleasant.
August 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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