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8. June-july 1985 Day 4 Retreat TalkEffort part I. Effort is always connected with resistance. It is up to the individual to test this out by exploring the complex program of thinking that one needs to make an effort.

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9. June-july 1985 Day 5 Retreat TalkEffort, part II.Toni deals with questions raised by the first, including "What's wrong with working hard and achieving?" She goes into the difference between setting a goal, using willpower to achieve it, and working hard without opposition.

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10. Aug 06 Day 1What’s the practice here? Nothing special. Sitting or walking with nothing special in mind. If anything, it’s the mind learning to empty itself of all the weight it’s carried for millennia • As meditation sinks down, it’s plain that this mind, thought, has no me or you to it • To become aware of the great weight of prejudice in every corner of the mind • Is there a spot in us where conditioning has never touched? • Clear seeing already is the change in a human being

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7. February 1999, Day6 Retreat TalkWhy do you call the “me” an illusion? The urge to survive and defend. The conditioned ideas of what is right and wrong. What is community?

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6. Toni Packer Day 5 February 1999The urgency to come to clarity. Can the realization of the wholeness of life actualize in our daily life? Falling silent with what is.

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5, Toni Day 6 April 1989By saying we're all trying to be something aren't you influencing others? Isn't an identity necessary? Where does right action come from without an image of ethical behavior?

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4. Toni May 1988 Day 5- The self - is there such an entity? Is there a thinker separate from thinking?

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3. Toni June 1992 Day 4What do you mean that we are not separate from each other--that we all share the same human consciousness?

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1. Toni Aug. 1992 Day 6How does one look at a flower? Can there be direct awareness of thought?

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11. Toni Feb. 2006 Day 6The vast field of influences traceable behind one “intention.” • Truth has unexpected ways of opening up right in front of our eyes—un-pre-meditated. Sitting can familiarize us, though, with what hinders. • “Decide” is too vague an expression.

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1. Toni Day 3 Sept. 1987Why is it that what is possible to go on here at retreat gets so lost in our daily lives?

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0. Toni Packer Day 7 Nov. 2003Loss of a loved one.