The greatest gift is the
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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2003-09-21 Joy And Tranquility As Enlightenment Factors 49:31
Marcia Rose
Spiritual joy-bliss-rapture makes the mind/the heart bright, light, pliable, and open. It's rooted in our practice along the way of this journey to awakening. This bright and buoyant energy of mind and body helps to inspire and sustain the effort that is needed for practicing. The bright and buoyant energy of joy, this "lightness of being", and the arising calm and quiet of a tranquil body and mind are essential aspects and fruits of this path along the way to awakening.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2003 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2003-09-15 Investigation As A Factor Of Enlightenment 56:27
Marcia Rose
The Buddha's invitation to us is "to come and see" for ourselves what is true. Investigation is the "activity" of mindfulness. It's the activity of discernment. It illuminates the object. When things are brightly lit, what is already present is then clearly seen and known, and confusion is dissipated. "EHI PASSIKA" "Some and See" investigation is the active aspect of mindfulness. It brings a clear discernment of our body-mind experience. Investigation is what lights up the truth for us.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2003 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2003-09-11 Fear 64:52
Joseph Goldstein
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2003 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2003-09-07 Mindfulness As A Factor Of Enlightenment 1:12:04
Marcia Rose
Mindfulness is needed in all instances. It has the capacity to connect with and accept whatever phenomenon is presenting itself at any of the six sense doors without judgement, evaluation or the attachment of self-identification. Mindfulness is the "mother" of all the factors of enlightenment. It offers the great intimacy with experience that is needed for the door of truth to open.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2003 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2003-09-03 Liberation Through Non-Clinging 63:10
Joseph Goldstein
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2003 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2003-08-31 Patience 65:27
Sarah Doering
The parami of patience not only enables endurance of great suffering but allows compassion to flower. A Tibetan monk imprisoned for 33 years explains his strength as "the fruit of taking the teachings seriously: resist anger, be patient, and do good to others".
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2003 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2003-08-27 Anatta 62:28
Joseph Goldstein
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2003 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2003-08-19 Faith And Wisdom 55:13
Joseph Goldstein
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2003 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2003-08-15 Two Kinds of Love 53:24
Sarah Doering
Love, as it is ordinarily experienced in our world, leads to suffering. The leaders of the Burmese opposition party bear witness to the fact that love which has in it no attachment leads to freedom and peace.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2003 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2003-08-02 Sila 62:21
Sarah Doering
Moral integrity is the absolute foundation of practice. It can be endlessly refined until it is perfected through love.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2003 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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