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Retreat Dharma Talks

Self Compassion and the Courageous Heart

All beings thrive on kindness and yet it is often something we struggle most to offer to ourselves.

These talks explore using meditation and contemplation to develop a genuine sense of self-compassion and the qualities that support it, and to see how paradoxically by being kinder to ourselves we can begin to dissolve the illusion of separation and discover the heart’s innate capacity for freedom.

2019-04-26 (66 days) Gaia House

2019-04-27 Exploring What's Possible - Not Turning From Discomfort 60:30
Yanai Postelnik
2019-04-28 Self Compassion 58:56
Jaya Rudgard
2019-04-29 Chants and Reflections; Brahma Viharas; How Our Happiness Depends on Our Inward and Outward Actions 66:29
Jaya Rudgard
In this recording Jaya Rudgard and Yanai Postelnik both offer their own reflections. JAYA RUDGARD (00:00 - 30:18) Chant: "May I abide in wellbeing" (call and response and unison). Reflections on sustaining practice and intention after leaving retreat, chanting practice, Brahma Viharas and personal responsibility. YANAI POSTELNIK (30:50 - 66:36) Reflections on how our deeper happiness depends on our relationship to action, and on how consciously we are able to engage inwardly and outwardly in thought and deed in the world.
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