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Deborah Ratner Helzer's Dharma Talks
Deborah Ratner Helzer
Deborah Ratner Helzer has practiced with Western and Asian teachers in the Theravada tradition since 1995, including a year as a nun in Burma. She has been teaching in the Washington, DC area and assisting with retreats around the country since 2001.
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2009-08-11 Expectations and Explorations 51:55
The ways in which our expectations for practice trip us up, and how they can be transformed into aspirations.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight and the Art of Equanimity
2009-08-08 The Four Foundations of Mindfulness 49:28
The scope of the practice is vast. It encompasses everything we can possibly experience. The Buddha spelled it all out in this teaching.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight and the Art of Equanimity
2009-07-12 Equanimity in Family Life 47:04
The ways that we get caught in holding on, and the ways that we can learn to let go.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Family Retreat
2008-08-15 Morning Instructions 58:58
Letting go of technique
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight and the Art of Equanimity: Insight Meditation Retreat
2008-08-14 The Two Truths 52:06
What is conceptual reality? What is absolute reality? How can we cultivate awareness of absolute reality? Why Bother?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight and the Art of Equanimity: Insight Meditation Retreat
2008-08-11 The Seven Factors Of Enlightenment 61:16
A discussion of the uplifting qualities of mind that alleviate the defilements and lead to the end of suffering.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight and the Art of Equanimity: Insight Meditation Retreat
2008-07-25 Love And Desire In Family Life 48:16
A discussion of the three types of love, clinging, sincere love and unconditional love as they apply to our intimate relationships.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Family Retreat
2006-10-06 The Heartwood Of Spiritual Life 60:57
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta & Vipassana Intensive

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