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Ayya Santussika's Dharma Talks
Ayya Santussika
Ayya Santussika, in residence at Karuna Buddhist Vihara (Compassion Monastery), spent five years as an anagarika (eight-precept nun), then ordained as a samaneri (ten-precept nun) in 2010 and as a bhikkhuni (311 rules) in 2012 at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles.
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2023-06-06 Changing those Deep Patterns 26:19
We may think that our anger, anxiety, regret, jealousy, longing, sorrow, etc. are just a part of our character, or our karma, or that they assail us and we have no control over them or the power to abandon them. In this talk, we look at how to challenge this perception and stop feeding our mental and emotional patterns.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-05 Fire Meditation 40:00
Using the fire element as found internally and externally as a meditation object.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-04 Welfare and Happiness in this Life and in Lives to Come 21:19
A lay man asks the Buddha how lay people can have welfare and happiness in this life and in lives to come. the Buddha answers with four accomplishments for welfare and happiness in this life and four accomplishments ensuring welfare and happiness in future lives.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-04 Highest Blessings 44:18
The Mangala Sutta (Highest Blessings) as another version of the gradual training as it applies to lay life and also reaches the highest goal: realization of Nibbana.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-04 Meditation on Water 37:18
Guided meditation on the water element, internally and externally, and meditating "like water" so "arisen agreeable and disagreeable contacts will not invade the mind and remain."
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-03 The Gradual Path in MN 39 At Assapura 1:10:43
This is an examination of the steps in the Gradual Training as represented in MN 39 The Longer Discourse at Assapura. Here the Buddha includes beautiful similes for the five hindrances and the experience of the four jhanas. Our study has the aim to deepen our own practice and progress on the path.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-03 Earth Meditation 24:27
Guided meditation on the earth element, internally and externally, and meditating "like the earth."
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-03 Advice to Rahula 24:59
Using the Buddha's advice to his son, Rahula, on developing different types of meditation, starting with meditating on the earth element internally and externally, and meditating "like the earth."
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-02 Brief intro 11:06
Gradual Path outline
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center
2023-05-27 Seven Kinds of Wealth 1:11:46
Karuna Buddhist Vihara

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