Annie Nugent has practiced since 1979 and was an IMS Resident Teacher, 1999-2003. Her teaching style aims to reveal how all aspects of our lives can help us come to a clear and direct understanding of the Truth.
This guided Mudita - Joy in the joy of others points to the way to access this quality which is not so easy for us to do at times...
We take it slowly...trusting that it will begin to grow within us - a drop at a time.
There are many aspects to consider when practicing generosity - not least of all its far reaching effect. It is helpful to know what these aspects are so as not to limit the power of the act of giving.
Without being aware of it, these 5 faculties are being developed the moment we begin to practice the dharma with any sincerity... this talk sheds light on how these 5 factors of mind are being prepared and aligned, paving the way for wisdom to arise.
The boundless heart of loving kindness is a journey - revealing our limitations and misunderstanding of this beautiful quality of heart...until we come to taste it in it's purity... this comes with practice.
Seeing the 8 fold path within life shows us that the dharma is always available to us when we recognize it's presence. If we do, confidence prevails.... we know that we can live the dharma in each moment, no matter what may be happening.
Attending unwisely to the moment keeps us trapped in the delusion that experience is personal, me and mine. Wise attention keeps us on our toes - for example: we are not pulled into those little thoughts, believing them to be real. Check to see in any moment are you attending wisely or unwisely?
Our sneaky friend Mara, “The Tempter” needs to be seen in all his guises so that he doesn't fool us. This talk looks at the 10 Armies of Mara that might be operating at any time when we are not being mindful.
Pointing fingers at others, we miss the fact that we are simply caught in our views and opinions. I am better than you... I am worse than you... all opinions and comparisons that keep us living in a very small world of delusion.