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2023-06-08 Guided Metta Meditation 32:07
Ayya Santussika
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life

2023-06-07 Sense Restraint, Moderation in Eating, Wakefulness 1:11:37
Ayya Santussika
Two purposes for sense restraint - wise decisions about what to take in through the senses - using sense restraint to break the chain of dependent origination at the feeling-craving link - moderation in eating - working with drowsiness - using the SN 36:95 Malunkyaputta Sutta, SN 3:13 A Bucket Measure of Food and AN 7.61 Nodding Off.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life

2023-06-07 Anapanasati Tetrad 3 and 4 -- Guided meditation 48:47
Ayya Santussika
Brief instruction on Tetrad 3 and 4 of Anapanasati - Mindfulness of in and out breathing, followed by a guided meditation for the 16 instructions.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life

2023-06-06 Making a Wish and With Cunda on Purity 63:42
Ayya Santussika
Description of the two suttas in the Numerical Discourses, AN 11.2 Making a Wish and AN 10.76 With Cunda.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life

2023-06-06 Anapanasati Part 1 37:13
Ayya Santussika
A short explanation and guided meditation for the first two tetrads of Mindfulness of In and Out Breathing.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life

2023-06-06 Changing those Deep Patterns 26:19
Ayya Santussika
We may think that our anger, anxiety, regret, jealousy, longing, sorrow, etc. are just a part of our character, or our karma, or that they assail us and we have no control over them or the power to abandon them. In this talk, we look at how to challenge this perception and stop feeding our mental and emotional patterns.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life

2023-06-05 Compassion and the Fragility of Life 1:34:06
Devin Berry
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2023-06-05 Fire Meditation 40:00
Ayya Santussika
Using the fire element as found internally and externally as a meditation object.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life

2023-06-04 Welfare and Happiness in this Life and in Lives to Come 21:19
Ayya Santussika
A lay man asks the Buddha how lay people can have welfare and happiness in this life and in lives to come. the Buddha answers with four accomplishments for welfare and happiness in this life and four accomplishments ensuring welfare and happiness in future lives.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life

2023-06-04 Highest Blessings 44:18
Ayya Santussika
The Mangala Sutta (Highest Blessings) as another version of the gradual training as it applies to lay life and also reaches the highest goal: realization of Nibbana.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life

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