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Dharma Talks
2022-12-31 A Friend That Will Never Fail Us 27:00
Ayya Medhanandi
With the Buddha as our guide, we walk in his footsteps. If we fall away from the path, we return to it as soon as we can. Just as you steer your car back on the road should it veer off. The mind may be on fire with wanting, fear, grief or anger. Then feel the heat. Know its origin and see its ending – not owning nor feeding it, let it subside. Here and now, awareness and wisdom deepen. We are waking up. And we discover – that true friend resides within our own heart.
Portland Friends of the Dhamma

2022-12-31 I Will Not Be Scared 10:13
Ayya Medhanandi
We live in a world of toxic fear and earnestly wish for a way beyond it. Devoted to the Buddha’s supreme advice, we undertake this holistic training how to live harmlessly, joyful and at peace in ourselves. With courage and patient humility, we don’t back down when it gets tough or pick and choose only the parts we like. Once the inner world of the mind is purified, liberation dawns. We shall reap untold blessings to the end of selfishness. Wisdom is born and the heart is free.
Portland Friends of the Dhamma

2022-12-31 Finding Wholeness in a Broken World 57:19
Susie Harrington
We live in two worlds - our small personal world and the interconnected world of all beings and the earth. Connecting these two is key to understanding our situation and metabolizing the challenging times we live in. Talk has some loud sounds due to recording errors. A couple moments may be startling for the listener.
Cache Valley Sangha :  New Year's Retreat: Finding Wholeness in a Broken World

2022-12-31 Fertile Ground for Liberation 23:22
Ayya Medhanandi
To escape clinging to the world and the creations of thought, we purify and tame the restless mind until we directly know the impermanence, unsatisfactory and selfless nature of all conditioned things. No matter what comes, we endure. A diet of discernment, gratitude, and the heart's unconditional compassion rescue us from the swamp of fear and unwholesomeness. Seeing the whole truth and nothing but the truth, we walk with the Buddha, a true spiritual friend to ourselves and to all the world.
Portland Friends of the Dhamma

2022-12-31 Day two: metta-practice with a figure of love 43:38
Catherine McGee
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat

2022-12-31 Courageous Friendship 27:01
Ayya Medhanandi
Generosity and virtue are at the heart of waking up. We give nothing less than our full devotion to the practice, day by day, training in present moment awareness and purifying ourselves. Secluded from dangerous mental states, we endure patiently, courageously. As the wisdom of the ancients dawns within us, we are blessed by that sacred gift of the Path – a noble mind.
Sati Saraniya Hermitage

2022-12-31 Shave Your Heart 13:57
Ayya Medhanandi
Can we resolutely walk the moral high road and discover Dhamma treasures in the fertile ground of the heart? Good-will or heroic metta, will serve as our anti-inflammatory, quelling the fires of greed, anger, fear, and blame along with every other uncharitable mind state. ‘Shaving’ the heart with kindness and compassion, we ascend the mountain until there is no more mountain and no ‘one’ to climb it.
Portland Friends of the Dhamma

2022-12-31 An Appropriate Response (New Year's Eve Talk) (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:00
Devon Hase
Dharma talk about Equanimity (tatramajjatata), Wise View (samma ditthi), and the teachings for a whole lifetime.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat

2022-12-31 The important work of cultivating the mind 40:37
Ayya Santacitta
Guided Meditation on earth element, unsatifactoriness, compassion & impermanence
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery New Year Retreat 2022 - 2023

2023-01-01 Instructions - Day 3 44:01
Catherine McGee
Developing Samatha
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat

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