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Developing Our Practice
2013-05-21 Developing Our Practice 9:20:03
with Anushka Fernandopulle, Arinna Weisman, Ayya Anandabodhi, Bhante Buddharakkhita, Carol Wilson, Jack Kornfield, James Baraz, Joseph Goldstein, Kittisaro, Thanissara
Working With The Judging Mind 63:13
James Baraz
We can easily get lost in our self-judgements, believing them to be true. This talk explains how to work with judgements and see through them to wake up to who we really are.
Disturbance is the Path. 44:41
Balance and samatha (calm) and vipassana (insight). The hindrances and beyond.
Attending To The Immovable 62:00
"Turn your mind to the deathless" Relationship of change to changeless. Putting down the burden.
Four modes of progress and working with difficult emotions. 62:10
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Mindfulness of difficult emotions can lead to a pleasant progress to peace, happiness, and awakening.
Aspiration and Courage 62:12
Carol Wilson
Realizing in the second week of the three-month retreat - how challenging our practice can be at times. Reflecting on and consciously refreshing our aspiration can be very supportive.
Respecting the Defended Heart (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:08
Arinna Weisman
Honoring the defenses that have kept us alive and offering our love to those spaces that can't open yet. The capacity to offer love can come from contemplating our generosity, the ways we are ethical and the beautiful qualities of awakened beings.
Liberation and Mindfulness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:48
Jack Kornfield
Here and now, how the deepening levels of Mindfulness and Loving Awareness can free the heart and mind.
Worldly And Unworldly Feelings 62:43
Joseph Goldstein
Understanding which feelings condition defilements and which feelings lead to a deeper happiness and awakening.
Shifting Perspective towards Freedom 54:29
Anushka Fernandopulle
Sakkayaditthi (identity view) and five aggregates. Understanding how our experience as humans gets created. Exploring the illusion of continuity of self.
Applying the Practice 44:26
Ayya Anandabodhi
Evening reflection on how we need to apply the practice differently as our path progresses - and a reminder of how we can get caught by the hindrances, and how to get un-caught.

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