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Breaking the Cycle of Suffering

Vipassana and Insight dialogue retreat on the theme of dependent co-arising co taught by Sharon Beckman-Brindley and Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni.

2016-05-27 (7 days) Dhamma Dena

2016-05-28 Overview of Dependent Origination 45:48
Amma Thanasanti
Transition into retreat, importance of mindfulness in Dependent Origination
2016-05-29 Relax 14:41
Amma Thanasanti
Deep relaxation into floor
2016-05-30 Sitting Instruction 11:55
Amma Thanasanti
Finding the sweet spot of balance and alignment to support relaxation in the sitting posture
2016-05-30 The Web of Craving 50:10
Amma Thanasanti
Overview of craving, desire for sensuality, desire for becoming and desire for non becoming and how to practice with them. Also looking at attachment issues and the hunger to belong and how support in this domain gives us the capacity to practice letting go.
2016-05-31 You're not screwed 14:55
Amma Thanasanti
Mindfulness is the way to break the cycle of suffering. We get caught when we aren't mindful. Even in seemingly impossible situations, bringing mindfulness to each step of the process can help us find a way out.
2016-06-01 Open to all-pervasive awareness 29:44
Amma Thanasanti
Beginning with body awareness. Allowing body to be like a mountain, releasing breath to the wind and opening mind to the vastness of the sky. Using desert metaphors to let go into all-pervasive awareness
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