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2024-03-27 The flow to liberation: Feeding the Citta 44:01
Ajahn Sucitto
The flow to liberation isn’t a flash in the pan miracle, but a gradual, step-by-step process. Begin with the 4 establishments of mindfulness. When held carefully, steadily, with patience, the enlightenment factors develop. It can’t be done out of will power. Rather, nourishment for the process are restraint, mindfulness and careful attention. (Sutta reference AN 10:61)
Cittaviveka Step-by-Step: the Upwards Flow

2024-03-26 Ethical Responsibility Leads to Concentration and Release 44:17
Ajahn Sucitto
Liberation is always a step-by-step process. Each stage flows into the next. It’s a natural process, according to Dhamma. Start on the right track, with virtue – relational sensitivity. Acting in this way gives rise to gladness, then concentration, leading to liberation. (Sutta reference AN 10:2)
Cittaviveka Step-by-Step: the Upwards Flow

2024-03-25 The Circular Process: Right View, Right Mindfulness and Right Effort 42:34
Ajahn Sucitto
Three key factors of the Noble Eightfold Path circle around and support each other: Right View, which scans to see which skilful qualities need to be developed; Right Mindfulness, which sustains attention on this development; and Right Effort, which provides the energy to complete the transformation.
Cittaviveka Step-by-Step: the Upwards Flow

2024-03-24 Patience—Developing the Pāramīs as a Way to Work with Aversion | Ayya Santussikā 66:05
Ayya Santussika
This dhamma talk, guided meditation, and Q&A was offered on March 23, 2024 for “How do I apply the Dhamma to THIS!?!” *Please note, some participant questions have been omitted from the Q&A portion of the recording, however Ayya Satussikā's answers to their questions have remained.
Karuna Buddhist Vihara

2024-03-22 Counting, This Morning, What Powers Still Remain to Me 12:19
Devon Hase
Homage to Jane Hirshfield and reflections on how the path grows our equanimity, and also our humanity
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2024

2024-03-21 short talk: Changing our relationship to dukkha 13:07
Jill Shepherd
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight meetings

2024-03-21 Equanimity is a Superpower 56:13
Devon Hase
How equanimity helps us navigate life in retreat and in the world
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2024

2024-03-21 Great Female Disciples of the Buddha 50:09
James Baraz
Most of the Buddha's disciples whose names we are familiar with, such as Ananda and Sariputta, are men. The Buddha also had women disciples who were wise and profound practitioners like Mahapajapati, the Buddha's aunt/foster mother, responsible for the establishment of the order of nuns or Patacara, revered teacher, who tragically lost her family and eventually became fully enlightened. “If the measure of a human life is a chance to have significance that extends beyond itself, then we’ve hit the jackpot. We are alive at game time on the planet, when everything we value is genuinely threatened, when it’s time for all hands on deck.” —Terry Patten, A New Republic of the Heart
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2024-03-20 Meditation: Openhearted Presence 21:48
Tara Brach
This meditation guides us in embodying loving presence through a body scan, and then meeting whatever arises with a tender heart. “Resting in the awareness that includes this changing life, regarding the changing waves with care, moment-to-moment. The moments of waking up out of thought are actually profoundly transformational. If you notice thinking and then plant the seeds of kindness, that becomes the habit of the heart.” ~Tara We close with a beautiful blessing-poem from John O’Donohue, from Beauty – The Invisible Embrace.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2024-03-20 Do You Feel Overwhelmed? Turning Stress into a Gateway of Awakening 42:18
Tara Brach
Stress and overwhelm are spiking around the globe. This talk explores how we can practice with the arising of stress in ways that calm our body and tap our capacity for full presence, wisdom and love.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

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