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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
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.

2002-11-03 Concentration And Mindfulness 55:28
Marcia Rose
Reigning the mind in from all it's myriad distractions… cultivating the power of concentration in order to see clearly. Pay attention in a non judging, non manipulative, non grasping, non rejecting attention - the magic of mindfulness, taking us out of illusion directly into reality.

2002-08-14 The Third Foundation Of Mindfulness: Mental States 47:28
Michael Grady
Practicing mindfulness with mental states, emotions and reactions.

2002-07-04 A Positive Attitude 42:27
Corrado Pensa
Developing a positive attitude as much as we can throughout the day is an essential development of practice. Hindrances to it are explored and a few suggestions are offered.

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