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Winnie Nazarko's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
Winnie Nazarko
Our potential as humans is vast and deep, and can be intentionally developed. There is a way that we can learn to open to all of our experience with kindness and clarity. As we begin to find this stability of heart and mind, wisdom will emerge.This emergence of wisdom, and strengthening of compassion, are the road to our individual and collective happiness and well-being.
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2020-02-18 Motivation, Disillusionment, and Release 45:03
The motivation for practice changes as our initial ideas about what we "get" out of it, meet frustration. As delusion is exposed and let go of, real practice begins.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2020-02-11 Cultivation 52:16
The idea of cultivation (Bhavana) is the key to Buddhism. This talk relates this concept to the development of the four foundations of mindfulness, especially the first.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2020-02-04 Motivation and Mainstream 41:40
Motivations powers dharma practice. Its depth and purity determine what other mental factors and paramis are brought forward in meditation. This talk contrasts what "mainstream" motivations provide, contrasted with a deeper drive to understand.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-02-21 Learning 54:34
This talk was offered during a month-long concentration retreat. It summarizes some area of retreatant learning during this extended practice period.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-02-02 Opening Evening for Forest Refuge Wise Concentration Retreat 1:13:34
Welcome, Introductions, Winnie and Marcia: opening remarks/short Dharma talk, Winnie: Refuges and Precepts discussion and offering
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge February 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-09-25 The Three Temperaments 60:57
Our minds all manifest craving, aversion, and delusion but we tend to specialize in one. This talk describes the tendencies of each type and how to practice with each.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2018 at IMS- Forest Refuge
2018-09-18 Self-View and Practice 58:58
We often practice from self-view and this can limit our development. Yet, we cannot just drop it. This talk discusses how to practice with self-view to remove it as an obstacle.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2018 at IMS- Forest Refuge
2018-09-11 Happiness Of Practice 66:38
Buddhism talks a lot about suffering, so the question arises: "Where is there happiness on the path?" This topic is explored from various perspectives
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge September 2018 at IMS- Forest Refuge
2017-07-18 Forgiveness 48:25
This talk discusses what forgiveness actually is, and what it is not. It also reviews why one might move towards forgiveness, which is an intentional process.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-07-11 The Other Retreat 1:10:51
A typical meditation retreat consists of a schedule of alternating sitting and walking periods.But there are other meditation practice opportunities during the day, in informal activities.This talk discusses how to see these opportunities, and practice with them.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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