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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2003-03-28 The Nature Of Awareness 56:21
  Guy Armstrong

2003-03-27 The Spirit Of Questioning 48:45
  Rodney Smith
To hold a question is to keep the mind unformed and resting in stillness. Seeking an answer reconfirms the person who knows.

2003-03-24 Wanting: The Payoff And The Pain 44:56
  Rodney Smith
The whole of desire must be understood—what it gives us and its inevitable pain—in order for it to be put to an end.

2003-03-12 Being Awake 45:46
  Michael Grady
Living life fully in the here and now.

2003-03-10 Insight Into The Three Characteristics Of Conditions 47:39
  Michael Grady
Seeing into the nature of conditioned experiences of suffering, impermanence and selflessness leads to unconditioned freedom.

2003-02-02 Working With The Hindrances In Metta 63:35
  Myoshin Kelley
Recognizing the near and far enemies of metta as they arise.

2003-01-05 The Urban Buddhist 42:17
  Rodney Smith
The retreat environment brings forth certain principles of the Buddha. Lay practice brings forth other principles. What are the tools and forms of urban life?

2002-12-08 Practice Here & There - Practice Everywhere 66:10
  Marcia Rose
Integrating practice into the whole of our life; this beautiful noble path of awakening as a great support and a great protection for our life as our practice.

2002-11-20 Bvihara - Mudita Practice 44:46
  Marcia Rose
Instructions - Mudita Practice. Short reflection with oneself - good, helpful, skillful things we've done. Mudita phrases with - some it's easy to rejoice for/with--------and a benefactor, a friend, a family member, fellow yogi, all yogis on retreat.

2002-11-18 Mudita: Joy With - Joy For 61:58
  Marcia Rose
Mudita - the natural response of the heart - our capacity to see joy in relationship to another's happiness, success, beauty, goodness or well being. Exploring and recognizing the joy that has no 'self' at the center of it… the momentary joy of the pure heart.

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