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Kirsten Kratz's Dharma Talks
Kirsten Kratz
Kirsten Kratz has practiced Buddhist meditation in Asia and the West since 1993. She started teaching in 2006 and since 2015 she has been ‘teacher in residence’ supporting those on personal retreat at Gaia House. Her love and understanding of Dharma has been strongly influenced by, among others, the teachings of her friend and teacher colleague, Rob Burbea. One of her particular passions is exploring how wisdom teachings can foster appropriate responses to the challenges of our time, and Kirsten sees her involvement in activism as an important expression of her practice. Kirsten is co-initiator of the “Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement” (DANCE) and supporting teacher of Freely Given Retreats.
2012-09-20 In Praise of Loving Kindness 53:52
This talks explores how the cultivation of qualities like Loving Kindness, Compassion, Generosity can support, nurture and bring about transformation, ease and healing on a personal level, and how, extending beyond the purely personal, these qualities can support us in responding skilfully to the issues of our times
Gaia House Cultivating Loving Kindness
2012-07-07 Instructions on Open Awareness and Guided Meditation 49:41
This recording also includes Catherine McGee
Gaia House Lovingkindness and Insight Meditation
2012-07-06 Guided Meditation on Loving Kindness Towards All Phenomena 41:59
Gaia House Lovingkindness and Insight Meditation
2012-07-05 Instructions: Views of Self and Aspects of Freedom 57:06
this talk explores how we can use the teaching on Not-Self as a liberating way of seeing in how we relate to our stories, history and often painful self images.
Gaia House Lovingkindness and Insight Meditation
2012-07-02 A Journey of Faith 1:10:04
this talk explores the important role faith can play in our life and in our practice, and how we might need faith to continue and sustain our exploration and inquiry in times of doubt and difficulties
Gaia House Lovingkindness and Insight Meditation
2012-06-30 Instructions on Loving Kindness and Guided Meditation 40:05
Gaia House Lovingkindness and Insight Meditation
2012-05-05 Connecting or Letting Go? 50:19
Many of us have a yearning for deeper connection and intimacy. How does this human longing relate to the teachings of "letting go" and "not clinging". This talks reflects on how these, at first sight seemingly contradictory, movements of the heart may support each other, dancing a mysterious dance that will lead to increased freedom and understanding."
Gaia House Connection and Letting Go
2012-03-30 Opening Talk for A Path of Peace and Happiness 66:59
This talk also includes Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House A Path of Peace and Happiness
2011-12-10 Loving Kindness and Generosity 57:10
Power is not something we normally associate with qualities like loving-kindness and generosity. This talks explore how the cultivation of these beautiful qualities of mind and heart can foster strength, clarity, determination in our being and deepen wisdom and understanding.
Gaia House Loving Kindness and Generosity - a Metta Retreat
2011-03-06 an Exploration of Joy 48:55
Joy in our life and in our practices expresses itself in many different ways. Its manifestation can vary from the very subtle to the ecstatic. The talk explores how we can open, recognise and support the existence of joy and use its presence as a pointer to a deeper understanding.
Gaia House Loving Kindness and Joy: A Metta Retreat

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