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Leela Sarti's Dharma Talks
Leela Sarti
2013-07-04 Opening Talk for Retreat Entitled The Liberating Intimacy of Being Who You Are 60:40
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
2012-10-26 No Self and the Great Way 61:49
This talk explores the fixation of identity, and the isolating limitation of being an "I" and how, when we become less engaged in the constructed, defended and fabricated, the great way of practice opens up. As we align with reality of the three characteristics of existence, we sense a different belonging and the vibrant intimacy of living an embodied life.
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart
2012-10-24 Self Judgement, Inner Hardness, and Being Free 58:17
A talk on the real possibility of transforming self hate, self loathing and the force of ill-will, by making it a conscious part of your insight meditation practice.
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart
2012-10-22 Clear Understanding and Responding with Love 53:29
Every moment of true mindfulness is kind. This talk explores the possibility of cultivating a mind that can be with the reality of life. When we turn to experience with openness, we also become more open to insights, and our confidence in ourselves and our capacity for awakening becomes grounded in life.
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart
2012-03-10 Rest in Natural Being 55:15
Deeply opening to the impact of the characteristics of human existence; anicca, anatta and dukkha, supports us to grow in wisdom and brings intimacy and aliveness to our being. From the silence of being flows the essential radiant qualities of mind and heart; love, compassion, joy and equanimity. Our unfolding is held and nurtured by the supporting containers of awakening practice; sila, samadhi and panna.
Gaia House Rest in Natural Being
2012-03-09 Turning to Beingness - Life Beyond Judgement 47:55
"There is a cry deeper than all sounds whose serrated edges cut the heart as we break open, to the place inside which is unbreakable and whole, while learning to sing" - Rashani There is an illness in being somebody and and illness in being nobody. When we meet that which is hard to bear in our experience in general, and the force of self judgement in particular, we can come to rest in natural being and open to the fullness of life.
Gaia House Rest in Natural Being
2012-03-08 Opening Talk for Rest in Natural Being 41:52
Gaia House Rest in Natural Being
2011-12-03 Presence and the Radiance of Mind 61:30
Gaia House Embodied Presence
2011-12-02 Embodying Presence - Opening to Dukkha 57:26
Gaia House Embodied Presence
2011-12-01 Opening Talk for Embodied Presence Retreat 56:06
Gaia House Embodied Presence

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