Seattle Insight Meditation Society
By Western Vipassana teachers
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Recent Dharma talks given to the Seattle Insight Meditation Society by senior western Vipassana and Zen teachers. Seattle Insight Meditation Society is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and welcoming community devoted to offering the Buddha’s teachings on wisdom and compassion to all those who seek them. SIMS encourages an ongoing investigation of our lives for the liberation of all beings and the stewardship of the planet. Find more at http://seattleinsight.org.
||CleanRenunciation as Expression of Wisdom||While the last talk established the importance of compassion directing renunciation, this talk explores how wisdom also directs renunciation. We can define wisdom simply as what leads to freedom, instead of what leads to suffering. As we clearly see this||20 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRenunciation Through Compassion||Renunciation can have a double edge if we use self-dislike as its guide instead of wisdom and compassion. Fully acknowledging suffering can lead to renunciation as an expression of compassion. Renunciation can also be seen as having outer forms or structu||6 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnecting the Mind and Heart||Becoming intimate with our living reality, as opposed to merely thinking about life, helps us deeply connect to our experience, without being bound by it. Sinking from the busy peripheral experience of mental activity into the quiet clarity of conscious||23 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Paramis: Virtue (Talk 2)||This talk is also presented in video here: http://seattleinsight.org/Talks/Talk/TalkID/884||20 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Paramis: Virtue (Talk 1)||This talk is also presented in video here: http://seattleinsight.org/Talks/Talk/TalkID/881||6 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDharma, Identity, and Uncertain Times||With Vimalasara and Tuere Sala. Who are we in uncertain times? Does it matter? What is identify? Can the dharma strengthen and support our sense of identity? What about non-self? These are questions all practitioners struggle with throughout their pract||26 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|