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John Travis's Dharma Talks
John Travis
After thirty-five years of experience around the dharma, with eight of these years in Asia, I am still deeply inspired, as a teacher, by students' progress with the practice. I see the questioning I do with myself reflected in others. The infinite loop of my practice and my teaching becomes a self-fulling prophecy. As I see others letting go of old baggage, it inspires me to continue questioning myself.
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2017-12-21 Five Aspects of Liberation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:03
Impermanence--The Body--Views and Opinions--The Self-Awareness
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat
2017-05-18 A Long Lineage 51:40
John shares stories of his own personal lineage of practice from elders of the Thai Forest Tradition, including teaching based on Ajahn Chah's 'taking the one seat'.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Angela Center) Living Awareness Through Embodiment and Heart
2016-12-21 From the Garbage Dump to the Empty Buddha (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:04
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat
2015-12-20 Lessons from Mt. Fuji: the World of Papancha (Mental Proliferation) 57:12
wonderful story about ascending Mt. Fuji at the tail end of a typhoon. Followed by a clear description of the four types of Papancha: wanting, aversion, views on opinions and selfing.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat
2015-05-15 A New Life: The Faculty of Wisdom 49:51
Connected with the 5 Spiritual Faculties, the talk describes emptying out the cart of self!
Spirit Rock Meditation Center May Insight Meditation Retreat
2015-05-12 Mind-Full-ness 44:35
After another wild "John in Asia" story, talk outlines clear comprehension of mindfulness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center May Insight Meditation Retreat
2015-03-26 Moving Like the Sweet Stream 53:51
Stories of hope, fear and the Eightfold Path.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat
2015-03-25 Brahma Vihara Day 25 Equanimity 40:21
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat
2015-03-20 From the Valley to the Mountain 64:25
Using metaphors and imagery talk outlines Dependent Origination and Transcendental Dependent Arising.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat
2015-03-19 Brahma Vihara Day 19 44:04
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight 1 Month Retreat

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