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Dharma Talks
2021-11-22 True Peace Is Not Far Away 54:21
Kittisaro
The revelatory power of contemplating change, unreliability, and not self. What robs the heart of well being? Recognizing hindrances as teachers. Letting go.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Journey into Refuge, Presence, and Love

2021-11-23 Sutta + right view, attitude, mindfulness 62:42
Ajahn Sucitto
An overview of the Ānāpānasati Sutta, the first three tetrads having to do with samatha – steadying and opening the energies of body and – and the fourth having to do with vipassana – onlooking, contemplating what samatha brings to light. Right view, right attitude, right mindfulness are the guiding factors.
Bodhi College Breathing to Liberation (Ānāpāṇasati)

2021-11-23 Q&A 38:29
Ajahn Sucitto
00:35 How to work with painful memories; 08:33 Difference between pīti and sukha; 11:06 Style and benefits of your QiGong; 15:51 Awareness of bodily energies and sensations; 23:27 Feeling body from the inside vs. outside; 25:40 Which practices are precursors of satipaṭṭhāna practices; 27:43 How to shift from (uncomfortable) sensation to energy; 30:51 Reflective capacity of citta; 34:51 Mindfulness with pleasant but faint sensation; 36:57 Drowsiness with samādhi.
Bodhi College Breathing to Liberation (Ānāpāṇasati)

2021-11-23 The Interplay Between Samatha and Vipassana 47:28
Kittisaro
Calm and Insight; contemplating supports for samadhi (unification of heart). Vitakka (directed thought), vicara (exploring, receptive attention), piti (joy), sukha (ease). Guided Meditation through 16 steps of Anapanasati Sutta.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Journey into Refuge, Presence, and Love

2021-11-23 Guided meditation - Breathing whole body 16:43
Ajahn Sucitto
Establishing a firm foundation and upright posture, breathing in, breathing out. Let the exhalation drain the tired, stressed energy; let the inhalation refresh embodied energy. Put attention where it needs to go to facilitate breathing in and out through the whole body.
Bodhi College Breathing to Liberation (Ānāpāṇasati)

2021-11-23 Q&A 24:06
Ajahn Sucitto
00:14 Doubt around ability to meditate; 19:05 Going through the sixteen steps vs. just being aware of breathing; 20:27 Significance of the quality of effort.
Bodhi College Breathing to Liberation (Ānāpāṇasati)

2021-11-23 Standing meditation – Harmony of the elements 21:54
Ajahn Sucitto
Guidance to sense into the felt body, experiencing its elemental qualities. When the elements do what they’re supposed to do, energy moves freely, harmoniously. Heart picks up the sign and feels happy, comfortable
Bodhi College Breathing to Liberation (Ānāpāṇasati)

2021-11-23 Navigating the Holiday Season 25:33
Brian Lesage
This talks offers a brief reflection on navigating the holiday season by discovering the doorway of Pausing.
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community FIMC Monday Night Talks

2021-11-23 Inner Peace is Not Apart from Activism (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:12
Thanissara
The gift of the 4 Noble Truths in meeting the challenge of these times. A transmission of courage from Ajahn Chah. The profound impact of the Buddha's engagement with the world.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Journey into Refuge, Presence, and Love

2021-11-24 Body regulates heart 39:32
Ajahn Sucitto
You’re born into a system that knows how to regulate and discharge emotions and energy. If the energy is right, distractions and unevenness fade away, and the harmony of body and mind acts by itself. Practice asking what is needed now to bring ease, clarity and joy into your life. Use cultivation to do what’s needed, to maintain health, balance, sanity, lightness of being.
Bodhi College Breathing to Liberation (Ānāpāṇasati)

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