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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
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.

2000-08-03 The Immeasurables - The Heart's Release 40:03
  Marcia Rose
Experiences and expressions born out of unconditional love and compassion: "The Lion's Roar" of confidence, strength and straight forwardness.

2000-03-08 Liberation And Path; Noble Truths 3 & 4 (Part 2) 44:10
  Michael Grady
Liberation from suffering and the path leading to freedom.

2000-03-06 Insight Into The Nature Of Suffering: The 4 Noble Truths (Part I) 47:11
  Michael Grady
Opening to the truth of suffering and its origin (noble truths 1+2).

1999-12-01 Generosity-Cultivating The Inner Qualities Of Non-Clinging And Letting Go 42:41
  Marcia Rose
we offer - we receive… cultivating generosity in a thousand different ways; a powerful antidote for the energies that bind us.

1999-11-10 Compassion - The Heartbeat Of The Buddha's Teaching 51:29
  Marcia Rose
"May I, may you, may all beings be free from suffering." The Buddha's teachings and practices of cultivating a deep, expansive tenderness of heart, grounded in immeasurable impartiality--the heart of compassion--which transforms the way we relate to ourselves and to others. With the great strength and trust in our ability to bear witness to and face suffering, we are able to offer appropriate help in relationship to the pain, the anguish and the confusion of all beings, ourselves included.

1999-08-06 Impermanence: The Door To Compassion And Liberation Of The Heart 41:46
  Marcia Rose
given at the Family retreat: the acceptance of impermanence/change opens the door to liberation and the deepest compassion.

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