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Sally Armstrong's Dharma Talks
Sally Armstrong
Sally Clough Armstrong began practicing vipassana meditation in India in 1981. She moved to the Bay Area in 1988, and worked at Spirit Rock until 1994 in a number of roles, including executive director. She began teaching in 1996, and is one of the guiding teachers of Spirit Rock's Dedicated Practitioner Program.
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2008-02-10 Choosing Kindness Rather Than Judging 58:58
Many of us have internalized the message that we are not ok. To begin to be free of this distorted view, we need to understand how it became formed and why it no longer serves us. It is important to bring humor and kindness to this practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
2008-02-03 Looking For Happiness In All The Wrong Places 56:31
Because we don't understand what brings us true happiness, we often find ourselves trying to control or resist our experience, in a futile attempt to find relief. Seeing more clearly and working skillfully with our difficulties brings us true peace and calm.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-month Retreat
2007-12-07 Eight Worldly Conditions 58:49
The world spins around the alternating pairs of gain and loss, praise and blame, fame and disrepute, and happiness and unhappiness. When we bring them into our awareness, we see how much of our time and energy is spent trying to create and hold on to the positive ones, and avoid or get rid of the negative ones. If we see with wisdom, we realize that these conditions are always operating no matter what we do, and that the skillful way to respond to them is to come to a clearer understanding of what actually brings us true happiness and a sense of well-being, and to cultivate that, rather than chase after gain, praise, fame, and superficial happiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-11-23 Transcendent Dependent Origination 58:46
In the teaching on Transcendent Dependent Origination, the Buddha gives us a map for our spiritual journey, beginning with the common human condition of suffering, which, when opened to with wisdom, leads to faith and many other beautiful qualities. These qualities support the deepening that leads to liberation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-11-20 Guided Meditation - Mudita 46:28
Mudita or the practice of sympathetic joy opens us to the possibilities of increasing our sense of well-being and happiness. The haqppiness of others when directed towards ourselves, is manifesting as gratitude for the blessings in our life
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-11-16 The Seven Factors Of Enlightenment 57:33
The seven factors are beautiful qualities of mind that can be developed to support our meditative practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-11-09 Working With The Judging Mind 55:46
The voice of the inner critic is a huge source of suffering for many people. Learning to work skillfully with this voice allows us to develop an sense of respect and trust in ourselves that is essential for the deepening of our spiritual practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-11-02 What Are We Doing Here And Why? 53:03
This talk is about understanding what mindfulness is and why it is helpful to practice it
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2006-11-10 Papanca 53:16
Based on the Honey Ball Sutta, this talk is an exploration of papanca, a Pali word meaning proliferation of thought in the mind. Mental proliferation leads into the creation of self and into craving and comparing, as well as holding on to views and opinions.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Vipassana Intensive
2006-11-02 Dasadhamma Suta - part 3 56:55
This talk concludes a series on the Dasadharma Sutta and covers the last five reflections which includes questions like "do I delight in solutitude", and am I using my time wisely?"
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Vipassana Intensive

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