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2016-05-24 The Factors of Samadhi- to be trained in and enjoyed 61:06
  Ajahn Sucitto
Use pointing (vitakka) and “tasting/feeling” (vicara). Energy comes with enthusiasm. Use the imaginative faculty to generate useful perceptions and images. Firm up mindfulness to supervise and protect the heart.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-23 Guided Meditation: Cultivating Samadhi 59:12
  Ajahn Sucitto
Key points- ground, safety; resonate with body as textures until breathing becomes apparent. Sample the feelings of breathing and enjoy it. Absorb the ‘sigh’, the felt impression
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-23 Q&A 56:13
  Joseph Goldstein
Wide ranging discussion of questions from meditators
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2016-05-23 Guided instructions - Metta for the person with whom we have difficulty. Q/A 56:55
  Nikki Mirghafori
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat

2016-05-23 Cultivating Enlightenment- beyond the person 56:53
  Ajahn Sucitto
The 7 factors of enlightenment present a trajectory that begins in the personal domain but moves beyond self. This is because it is based on disengagement (viveka) ripened beyond self.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-22 Morning instructions: metta for the neutral person and Q/A 55:20
  Nikki Mirghafori
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat

2016-05-22 Returning to the Nature of awareness (citta) 62:28
  Ajahn Sucitto
The constant factor that accompanies all mental states and activities is awareness- the ground of citta. Citta gets conditioned by sankhara of intention, attention and contact. Widening past these we return to awareness.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-22 Guided Meditation: Being with Dying 39:54
  Ajahn Sucitto
An imaginative recollection of the process of mind/citta when in the presence of a dying friend.
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Rewilding The Mind

2016-05-21 Heart Practices for Awakening Joy 63:12
  James Baraz
Opening our hearts to ourselves to others with loving-kindness and compassion are central to awakening the joy that's right inside us.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Awakening Joy Retreat

2016-05-21 The heavenly abodes compassion 60:51
  Nikki Mirghafori
This talk introduces the four heavenly abodes (Brahma Viharas), their relationship to one another, they're near and far enemies and a range of motivations for practice. The second half of the talk is dedicated to the practice of compassion, the second of the four Brahama Viharas
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat

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