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Guy Armstrong's Dharma Talks
Guy Armstrong
I have always enjoyed working with practitioners who are continuing to deepen their practice. In the many long retreats I teach at both IMS and Spirit Rock, I feel free to pass on the deepest pointings I’ve found in the teachings of the Buddha in the Pali Canon. Those are my guiding lights in practice and understanding.
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2016-09-17 Morning instructions–mindfulness of moods and emotions 46:25
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1
2016-09-11 Entering the retreat: refuges and precepts 56:38
This talk gives an overview of the three refuges and the five precepts in retreat practice, as well as chanting them. It gives particular emphasis to the wholesome qualities of the historical Buddha
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Part 1
2016-06-21 Third Noble Truth & NIbbana 57:49
Explores the relationship of the Third Noble Truth to Nibbana. Describes the traditional understanding of Nibbana in Theravada and the stages of enlightenment. Suggests some classical approaches on meditation practice.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center The Four Noble Truths: A Retreat for Experienced Students
2016-06-18 Four Noble Truths: An Overview 55:56
Based on the Buddha's first discourse, the talk examines the twelve aspects of the truths with an emphasis on the call to action for each one.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center The Four Noble Truths: A Retreat for Experienced Students
2016-02-20 Day 20 Morning Instructions: Big Mind Meditation 42:56
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long
2016-02-20 Day 20: Brahma Vihara Practice: Mudita for the neutral person and the difficult person 44:49
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long
2016-02-19 Unentangled Knowing 61:09
Upasika Kee was a wonderful woman teacher in Thailand in the last century. She used "unentangled knowing" to refer to a mind that is not caught up in sense objects, but is keenly aware of its own nature. Dependent origination shows how we get caught and how we can be freed.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long
2016-02-15 Day 16: Brahma Vihara Instructions: Compassion: Suffering person, benefactor and dear friend 47:13
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long
2016-02-14 The Five Aggregates Are Not Self 58:46
This talk explores the Buddha's teaching on not-self through the schema of the five aggregates. A sense of self is created by grasping at form, feeling, perception, formations or consciousness. What is the experience like when no grasping is taking place?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long
2016-02-13 Day 14 Brahma Viahara Instructions: Metta - all beings-pervading metta in all directions. 46:15
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Month-long

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