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Retreat Dharma Talks

From Separation to Seamless Reality

2016-08-08 (9 days) Gaia House

2016-08-08 Beginning Retreat - Return to the Ground of Being 64:14
This talk also includes Kittisaro.
2016-08-09 Empty Hands 48:51
Cultivating path activity. Samadhi, inner refuge. First Foundation of Mindfulness. Putting down the burden.
2016-08-10 Let the Alchemy Happen 55:28
Using the forms of practice for contemplation of experience. Patterning of mind. Buddhas journey. The vanity of health, youth and life. Working through personal sickness. Samadhi.
2016-08-11 Difficulty as Opportunity 46:16
Calm as ground for insight. Disturbance is the path. What hinders can awaken. Emptying reactivity to painful feeling.
2016-08-12 Do Everything with a Mind That Lets Go 55:26
Seeing states of mind turn rather than being turned by them. Skillful relationship with primary elements of experience. Insight into change. Danger of making others . The Buddhas conversation with the deva Sakka. The mark of I.
2016-08-13 Deconstructing the House of Self 58:01
A teaching for an open mind: The Four Noble Truths. Practice within four domains of experience to free the mind. Realization of the unconditioned, peace, nibbana.
2016-08-14 Form and Emptiness, Perfectly Fused 59:41
Recognition of the Deathless Element. Nibbana. Radical reflection. Two roots of the mind. Source of thought. What remains?
2016-08-15 Compassion - A Vital Motivation for Our Times 55:37
Beyond self obsession. Cultivating heart within the relational field. Supporting a sustainable world. A deadly situation turned around by the power of compassion.
2016-08-16 Group Recitation (Chanting) 25:48
Recollection of Qualities of Refuge in Pali. 5 Subjects of Frequent Recollection. Cultivation of Well Being. Highest Blessings (Mangala Sutta). 4 Brahma Viharas(Divine Abiding). Heart Sutra. Great Compassion Mantra.
2016-08-16 Gradual Path, Immediate Realization 64:35
Aspects of path activity. A patient process of transformation. From hearing, study, practice to being Dharma.
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