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Dharma Talks
2024-06-19 Guided Meditation: Practicing with Views 36:07
Donald Rothberg
After initial instructions in developing stability and concentration, and then mindfulness, there are further instructions, given after 10 and after 20 minutes, on developing more mindfulness of views, stories, and narratives (related to the talk given after the meditation). At the end, there is an invitation to reflect on views or stories that have been prominent in the last few days.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-06-19 Reflections on the Teaching in Brief 20:05
Ayya Santussika
Are we really practicing? What do we need to use right now?
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Cooling the Mind, Warming the Heart

2024-06-19 Big Mind Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:15
James Baraz
This meditation shifts from focusing on objects in our experience to the awareness in which all objects appear and disappear.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Magic of Awareness

2024-06-18 Facing Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:20
Trudy Goodman
This talk is about a recent near death experience and the choice to live, exploring how and why dharma practice is essential to facing death without fear.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Magic of Awareness

2024-06-18 Observing the Seven Factors of Enlightenment as an Aspect of Dhamma 36:43
Ayya Santussika
AN 8.63, MN 10 4.1-4.4, SN 46.16, SN 46.3
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Cooling the Mind, Warming the Heart

2024-06-18 Three Characteristic 16:30
Ayya Santussika
Lightly guided meditation on dukkha, anicca, anatta.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Cooling the Mind, Warming the Heart

2024-06-18 Observing the Five Hindrances as an Aspect of Dhamma 35:00
Ayya Santussika
"I'll meditate observing an aspect of Dhamma" from AN 8.63, specifically looking at the five hindrances from the Satipatthana Sutta.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Cooling the Mind, Warming the Heart

2024-06-18 Mindfulness of Emotions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:41
Trudy Goodman
How the emotions are sensed in the body and why it's important to learn to feel them.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Magic of Awareness

2024-06-17 The Magic of Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:37
James Baraz
By opening to the perspective of everything arising and passing away in the space of awareness we see through the illusion of separation, directly experiencing anatta, the selfless nature of reality. We also let go of identifying with hindrances and and other ways we identify with the natural unfolding of experience. This talk includes an exploration of the Kashmir Shaivism text "Realization of Our True Heart."
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Magic of Awareness

2024-06-17 Sayings of the Dhammapada on the Mind 20:16
Ayya Santussika
Dhammapada Verses 33-43
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Cooling the Mind, Warming the Heart

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