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Kittisaro's Dharma Talks
Kittisaro
Kittisaro, from Tennessee, a Rhodes Scholar and a Buddhist practitioner for over 35 years including 15 years as a Theravada monk in the Forest School of Ajahn Chah. He is also a practitioner of Pure Land and Chan Buddhism. He is co-founder, with Thanissara of Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat in South Africa and has completed two year long retreats. Kittisaro currently lives in the North Bay, California, teaches at IMS and Spirit Rock, and is co-author of Listening to the Heart, A Contemplative Journey to Engaged Buddhism. He lives in the North Bay CA, and is on the Teacher Council at Spirit Rock, and is a core teacher at IMS.
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2021-11-25 There Are No Footprints In The Sky (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 41:52
Contemplation of form & emptiness. Everything is sacred. Emptiness facilitates resonant response. Undivided non-dual nature of reality.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Journey into Refuge, Presence, and Love
2021-11-24 Freedom is the Essence of All Things (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:26
Contemplating what never changes. The indestructible heart. Mind the Gap. Radical reflection, returning to the root, where all things merge. Kuan Yin's meditation method.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Journey into Refuge, Presence, and Love
2021-11-23 The Interplay Between Samatha and Vipassana 47:28
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
2021-11-22 True Peace Is Not Far Away 54:21
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
2021-11-20 Patiently Arriving : The Alchemy of Awareness--Retreat at Spirit Rock (Day 1) 59:05
First Day. Overview of Path: Sila (Virtuous Restraint), Samadhi (Collectedness), Panna (Wisdom). Patience and kindness in cultivating mindfulness of breathing. Buddho - Sacred word and moderating thought.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Journey into Refuge, Presence, and Love
2021-11-01 Monday Night Dharma Talk - The Power of Holding a Sacred Name 65:37
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Year to Live 2021
2019-11-27 This is Peaceful (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:33
Reflections on Nibbana
Spirit Rock Meditation Center November Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude
2019-11-27 Understand, Release, Realize, and Cultivate (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 34:42
4 Noble Truths, Anatta
Spirit Rock Meditation Center November Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude
2019-11-24 The Happiness of the Buddha (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:10:22
Turning point in the Buddha's life. Reflections on mindfulness of breathing. Supports of samadhi. The great return, discovering the treasures of the heart.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center November Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude
2019-10-23 The importance of cultivating the measureless. 37:53
Dissolving unwholesome karma through the Brahma Viharas and other practices. The simile of the Salt Crystal.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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