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Retreat Dharma Talks

With the World on Fire, Embody the Eightfold Path

The Buddha offered the Noble Eightfold Path as a way to direct our lives away from entanglement and towards true freedom. As we find ourselves moving into an increasing ecological crisis and witnessing its impact on the planet and our lives, the Buddha’s teaching becomes ever more relevant and essential. During this retreat, Ayya Ananadabodhi, Ayya Santacitta, and Ayya Santussika will offer teachings on this theme with an emphasis on bringing the path to the whole of our experience.

2024-05-05 (6 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2024-05-06 Overview of the Noble Eightfold Path (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:51
Ayya Anandabodhi
First morning reflection.
2024-05-06 Standing in Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:03
Ayya Anandabodhi
Guided standing meditation and reflection on body awareness
2024-05-06 The Noble Eightfold Path ~ Metabolizing the Past & Opening Up Our Potential (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:00
Ayya Santacitta
2024-05-07 Taking an Interest in the Struggle ~ That's the Way We Learn (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:03
Ayya Santacitta
Reflection on the Noble Eightfold Path & the Four Establishments of Mindfulness
2024-05-07 Mindfulness of Breathing Lite (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:01
Ayya Santussika
A guided meditation lightly touching on most of the 16 instructions of anapanasati.
2024-05-07 Turning Back to the Path (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:01
Ayya Anandabodhi
Laying out the framework of Right Effort and Right Mindfulness, with a story about the hawk and the quail (Simile of the Quail).
2024-05-08 Samadhi - Unification of Mind (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:54
Ayya Anandabodhi
Samma Samadhi - Ways of entry into samadhi - mindfulness immersed in the body, the Jhana Factors, and deepening meditative states.
2024-05-09 Right Intention (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:36
Ayya Santussika
Exploring Right Intention relying on discourses 19 and 20 in the Middle Length Discourses and translating the components of Right Intention as kindness, gentleness and letting go.
2024-05-09 Right View All the Way to Nibbana (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:32
Ayya Santussika
Describing Right View using text from the suttas and looking at how to develop wisdom and where it takes us.
2024-05-10 Opening Up Our Potential (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 2:00:08
Ayya Santacitta, Ayya Anandabodhi, Ayya Santussika
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