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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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2023-06-12 Changing 17:12
Six steps to help change unskillful patterns in the mind and in our actions.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-10 Life Conditions Supporting Samadhi 31:49
AN 3.95 "Assemblies" and AN 5.26 "Opportunities for Freedom" provide some examples of supportive conditions for entering samadhi.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-10 Appreciative Joy Guided Meditation 39:26
Mudita - Appreciative Joy
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-09 Developing Immersion Further 43:25
AN 4.41 Developing Immersion Further
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-09 Loving-Kindness and Compassion Meditation 39:13
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-09 Sati, Samadhi, Panna and Metta 15:16
Going deeper as we enter the 2nd half of this retreat, exploring the Buddha's words: ‘This is peaceful, this is sublime, that is, the stilling of all activities, the letting go of all attachments, the ending of craving, dispassion, cessation, Nibbāna.’ How can we have sati, samadhi and panna continuously?
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-08 Guided Metta Meditation 32:07
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-07 Sense Restraint, Moderation in Eating, Wakefulness 1:11:37
Two purposes for sense restraint - wise decisions about what to take in through the senses - using sense restraint to break the chain of dependent origination at the feeling-craving link - moderation in eating - working with drowsiness - using the SN 36:95 Malunkyaputta Sutta, SN 3:13 A Bucket Measure of Food and AN 7.61 Nodding Off.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-07 Anapanasati Tetrad 3 and 4 -- Guided meditation 48:47
Brief instruction on Tetrad 3 and 4 of Anapanasati - Mindfulness of in and out breathing, followed by a guided meditation for the 16 instructions.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life
2023-06-06 Making a Wish and With Cunda on Purity 63:42
Description of the two suttas in the Numerical Discourses, AN 11.2 Making a Wish and AN 10.76 With Cunda.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center The Buddha’s Gradual Path: Spiritual Progress in Lay Life

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