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Dharma Talks
2013-07-04 Opening Talk for Retreat Entitled The Liberating Intimacy of Being Who You Are 60:40
  Leela Sarti
The word "intimate" means "to make known". What do we wish to make known, to make real and alive? What does it mean to be intimate with oneself and life? The talk touches on the importance of making a turn towards the retreat: to value simplicity, silence, being and and attitude of loving care.
Gaia House The Liberating Intimacy of Being Who You Are

2013-07-04 The Path of Practice 46:08
  Anna Douglas
The context for the practice of mindfulness and yoga asanas.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Yoga

2013-07-05 Guided Loving Kindness Meditation - Loving Kindness for Oneself 39:00
  Leela Sarti
Gaia House The Liberating Intimacy of Being Who You Are

2013-07-05 Meditation Instructions (Sitting and Walking) 56:07
  Leela Sarti
Gaia House The Liberating Intimacy of Being Who You Are

2013-07-05 Becoming Intimate with the Territory of the Heart 60:15
  Leela Sarti
When we simply pause instead of immediately filling up the space, we are called to meet, taste and endure the feeling of emptiness and deficiency. The gift of an authentic willingness to be present with the difficult, without moving beyond our window or capacity of presence, opens up real space and the the satisfying substantiality of the heart; objective compassion, joy and the pleasure of being. Compassion nourishes the attitude of "this too can be here", heals the split between head and heart, and supports us to be present in a robust way. Joy helps us orient inwards instead of externalizing satisfaction and meaning, until we wake up to the knowing that the deepest intimacy is presence.
Gaia House The Liberating Intimacy of Being Who You Are

2013-07-05 The Immediacy of the Four Noble Truths 54:35
  Howard Cohn
Real time investigation, through the body, of the fact of dukkha, cause of dukkha, end of dukkha and the Path.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Meditation and Yoga

2013-07-05 Renunciation: the path to letting go 58:44
  Patricia Genoud-Feldman
When renunciation is coming from a place of wisdom - the actual experience is joy ; we let go of a lesser happiness for a greater happiness
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2013 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2013-07-06 Guided LovingKindness Meditation - LovingKindness for the Loved One and For All Beings 34:01
  Leela Sarti
Gaia House The Liberating Intimacy of Being Who You Are

2013-07-06 Meditation Instructions (Sitting and Walking) 50:33
  Leela Sarti
Gaia House The Liberating Intimacy of Being Who You Are

2013-07-06 The True Strength of the Heart and the Transforming of Shame 56:52
  Leela Sarti
All central issues of our life are located in the heart. Having explored the heart-capacities of compassion and joy in the previous evening's talk, this talk turns to another facet of heart-presence: true strength and life zest - to be turned on to be in life, turned on to the truth. How does distorted strength, expressed as inner hardness and anger, and the flip side of strength, weakness and helplessness, relate to authentic strength? How can we harness and and make alive the lions roar of the heart? One particular area where we need some courage and guts is in the exploration and work with shame, guilt and self-judgement. What do you feel guilty about? What is unforgivable in your life? What does guilt and shame do to you, and what is a wise and skillful approach to deal with this "inner swamp-land"? How can we make our heart and mind a good place to live, free from shame and self-harm?
Gaia House The Liberating Intimacy of Being Who You Are

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