Digital Downloads

These digital downloads were recorded over 3 nights at the New York Insight Meditation Center. Each audio mp3 includes guided meditations, dharma talks, and question & answer sessions. These are available exclusively here on Sharon’s website.

Great Renunciation, Great Realization, Great Brave Mind

 

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Great Renunciation 1 – Free Download
Great Realization 2 – $4.99 
Great Brave Mind 3 – $4.99
Great Renunciation ALL – $7.99 (includes all 3 files as a zip file)
 

Great Renunciation, Great Realization, and Great Brave Mind
 
The Buddha’s enlightenment (as is the case with our own enlightenment) is
said to have 3 facets — Great Renunciation, Great Realization, and Great
Brave Mind (the mind of boundless compassion). In this series, through
discourse, discussion and guided meditation, we will explore what these
three mean in our own lives.
 
This series was recorded live over 3 nights at the New York Insight
Meditation Center. Each audio mp3 includes guided meditations, dharma talks,
and question & answer sessions.
 


MP3_cover_great_renunciation1_small1. Great Renunciation
Sharon gives an overview of these 3 facets of the Buddha’s enlightenment and goes into depth discussing the first facet: Great Renunciation. “Renunciation in this context means being able to loosen the grip of what we don’t actually need. And what we think we need of course is highly conditioned. So this is a process of exploration and one of great joy.” – Sharon Salzberg

 

 

MP3_cover_great_renunciation2_small2. Great Realization
Sharon discusses the second facet in depth: Great Realization “Great Realization is the ability to not just live mechanically, or in delusion, but to actually understand the nature of our experience.” – Sharon Salzberg

 

 

 

MP3_cover_great_renunciation3_small3. Great Brave Mind
Sharon discusses the third facet in depth: Great Brave Mind “Great brave mind means the mind of limitless compassion. Because there is no little amount of courage that is needed for very great compassion.” – Sharon Salzberg

 

 

 

 

The Seven Factors of Awakening

 

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Seven Factors 1 – Mindfulness – $4.99
Seven Factors 2 – Energy, Investigation, Raptness – $4.99
Seven Factors 3 – Concentration, Tranquility, Equanimity – $4.99
Seven Factors ALL – $11.99 (includes all 3 files as a zip file)

The Seven Factors of Awakening

The path of liberation laid out by the Buddha is not one of self-judgment,
grasping, or acquisitiveness, but rather, one of balance. If we can bring
our system into balance, it is believed, freedom, love and compassion will
emerge. One essential way this balance is described is through the seven
factors of enlightenment: mindfulness, investigation, effort, raptness,
calm, concentration and equanimity. Over the course of these three sessions
we will emphasize practical means of developing and balancing these
qualities.

This series was recorded over 3 nights at the New York Insight Meditation
Center. Each audio mp3 includes guided meditations, dharma talks, and
question & answer sessions.
 


MP3_cover_seven_factors1_small1. Mindfulness
In this, the first night of the series, Sharon gives us an overview of the 7 factors of awakening and then goes into some depth about the practice of mindfulness. “The first of the factors of enlightenment is Mindfulness and it is said that mindfulness not only will bring the rest, but will also bring them into balance, which is the point.” – Sharon Salzberg

 


MP3_cover_seven_factors2_small2. Energy, Investigation, Raptness
In this, the second session of the series, Sharon talks about the following 3 factors of awakening, 3 qualities that are energizing: Energy, Investigation, and Raptness. “In the end the goal is not only to enrich and nurture and enliven all of these qualities, but to have them be in balance. That you could say is the awakened mind.” – Sharon Salzberg

 


MP3_cover_seven_factors3_small3. Concentration, Tranquility, Equanimity
In this, the third and final session of the series, Sharon discusses 3 qualities that are relaxing and peaceful: Concentration, Tranquility, and Equanimity. “In the end the goal is not only to enrich and nurture and enliven all of these qualities, but to have them be in balance. That you could say is the awakened mind.” – Sharon Salzberg


May all beings be happy ♡