Donate  |   Contact


The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Dharma Talks
2021-05-04 'The Five Elements are Empty of a Self 43:11
Ayya Santacitta
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Four Protective Meditations: Developing Courage to Meet the Way Things Truly Are

2021-05-04 Reflecting on the Nature of the Body (asubha) 30:39
Ayya Anandabodhi
Reflecting on asubha (the non-beautiful) aspects of the body we can find greater peace and acceptance with things as they are. Through this understanding, the mind is released from desire and aversion
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Four Protective Meditations: Developing Courage to Meet the Way Things Truly Are

2021-05-04 Guided Meditation on Skin, Flesh and Bones 49:01
Ayya Anandabodhi
This practice, one of the Four Protective Meditations, leads us to directly understand the true nature of the body. Through this understanding, the mind is released from desire and aversion and we can accept this body as part of nature, rather than "me" and "mine".
Spirit Rock Meditation Center The Four Protective Meditations: Developing Courage to Meet the Way Things Truly Are

2021-05-02 A Whole Life Path 66:12
Gregory Kramer
San Francisco Insight Meditation Community SFI Sunday Nights

2021-05-02 Noble Birth 14:11
Ajahn Sucitto
With the recognition of the ending of this session, consider birth: what we’ve been through is receding, nothing new yet has begun, and we’re not going back to the same old thing. Birth is arising into that which we’re not yet entirely clear about. Nourish the potency of arising with mental qualities of goodwill, compassion, celebration and equanimity.
London Insight :  Clearing the Floods

2021-05-02 Embodying Mettā: A Daylong Retreat 3:34:42
Dawn Mauricio
Those who are familiar with the practice of mettā, or lovingkindness, know that it is one of four divine abidings of the heart according to the Buddha’s teachings. One way that this quality can be cultivated—as traditionally and so frequently taught—is through the recitation of phrases. However, without a deeper understanding or familiarity with the subtle expressions of mettā, or the alternate doorways into cultivating this profound and limitless quality, lovingkindness meditation can mislead us to binary thinking, as in: "I am loving and kind” or “I am not loving and kind." In our daylong together, we will explore the various doorways into cultivating mettā, as well as the spectrum in which it can come alive in our daily lives. All levels and experiences welcome.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2021-05-02 Q&A2 45:41
Ajahn Sucitto
Where is the experience of bodily energies found in the suttas; what is the source of Ajahn’s ‘forensic precision’; how to us somatic presence with the 3rd and 4th foundations of mindfulness; please help with insomnia; experiencing resistance to standing meditation; grief and pain experienced with ‘Future and Past’ exercise; how to deepen into the ‘neither/nor’ space; is samādhi developed by sustaining sati; how to deal with overactive citta; how did you deal with the fear of death when being robbed in India?
London Insight :  Clearing the Floods

2021-05-02 Direct Practice: Exploration of Other People and Self 28:33
Ajahn Sucitto
Open up the currents to other people – mistakes, grudges, hurt feelings – and listen. You can’t forgive if you’re still wounded. Use the brahmavihāra to open the heart towards others. Then you have not just cleared the floods, but have been enriched by the relational experience.
London Insight :  Clearing the Floods

2021-05-02 Paramis, Week 2: Calling on the Beautiful Qualities of the Heart - Meditation 35:11
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2021-05-02 Paramis, Week 2: Calling on the Beautiful Qualities of the Heart - Talk 38:33
Mark Nunberg
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

Creative Commons License