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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
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2019-02-26 The Seamless Circle of Generosity 1:21:12
  Marcia Rose
February 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-02-22 Morning Reflection: The Simple Person 2:53
  Marcia Rose
A beautiful quote about what it means to live a simple life by French Philosopher: Andre Conte-Sponville
February 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-02-21 Learning 54:34
  Winnie Nazarko
This talk was offered during a month-long concentration retreat. It summarizes some area of retreatant learning during this extended practice period.
February 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-02-20 Equanimity: The Equipoise in the Mind 68:26
  Marcia Rose
What is equanimity? How is it cultivated through meditation practice? What are the two understandings that are the root of equanimity? All of this and more is explored in this Dharma Talk.
February 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-02-16 The Pure and Beautiful Mind – The Benefits of Concentration, Metta and Insight Meditation Practice 59:35
  Marcia Rose
Exploring the wholesome and beautiful factors of mind that are associated with the development and fruits of concentration, metta practice and with the deepening and fruits of Vipassana practice with an emphasis on the Abhidhamma basket’s clear and refined disclosure of what happens in the mind through meditation practice.
February 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-02-16 Morning Reflection: The Power of the Mind 8:27
  Marcia Rose
Our heart/mind can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven…and so we cultivate and incline the mind towards the development and blossoming of a pure, wholesome and beautiful heart/mind. This reflection includes a reading of 'The Mind’ from the Dhammapada by the Buddha.
February 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-02-15 Morning Reflection: Excerpt from ‘Conversations with Nadia Boulanger’ French composer, conductor & teacher 5:58
  Marcia Rose
February 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-02-13 Metta – The Heart’s Release 1:11:23
  Marcia Rose
Exploring the release of the contractions of the heart…the past pains, the hurts, the anguish that we’ve taken in and taken on, as ‘mine’, as ‘me’, as ‘“I am”. This is what binds the mind & heart. Our commitment to our practice, our willingness to take the journey, is what affords the transformation. There’s a tremendous fullness of energy which is constituted by confidence, strength & clear straightforwardness that comes from a heart filled with Metta.
February 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-02-07 Guided Concentration Sitting Meditation 50:50
  Marcia Rose
Guided Sit: “Allow yourself to enter into and experiment with this approach to developing concentration ...which is a VERY simple, direct & potentially powerful practice…though while it’s simple, it’s not always so easy.” A one hour, very clear guided sitting meditation, leading one through the initial process of developing concentration via the practice of Anapanasati with learning to clearly and gently focus the attention on the ‘anapana spot’.
February 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-02-07 Morning Reflection – Patience 9:18
  Marcia Rose
Patience is the most important and necessary quality that is of great benefit in relation to the development and blossoming of the practices of Concentration and Mindfulness. Exploring the various manifestations and fruits of cultivating the mind and heart of Patience in this morning reflection.
February 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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