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Jaya Rudgard's Dharma Talks
Jaya Rudgard
Jaya Karen Rudgard began meditating in the 1980s and practiced for eight years as a nun in the Theravada tradition with Ven. Ajahn Sumedho. A graduate of the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training, she teaches insight meditation and mindfulness in the UK and internationally.
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2021-03-06 Jaya reads out offerings from retreatants, and then leads a silent meditation. 57:15
Gaia House Stillness Moving - The Play of Opposites
2021-03-06 Morning Practice 1:12:33
An exploration of our understanding of and relationship to kindness, and how to de-couple the up-welling of kindness in the heart from any result which may come from it. Guided meditation - uisng the imagery of cradling ourselves as we would cradle a small vulnerable bird who needs our care.
Gaia House Stillness Moving - The Play of Opposites
2021-03-05 Dharma Talk 69:56
Reflections on how life is in constant motion, with everything arising and then falling again, and how we can find ourselves jamming things up with our grasping and aversion, rather than trusting that things can come back into balance without needing to control it all. Can we learn to flow with this natural waxing and waning of states of mind, pleasure and pain, loss and gain, and renounce the belief that there is a particular thing that will give us permanent happiness ?
Gaia House Stillness Moving - The Play of Opposites
2021-03-05 Chanting Practice - Om Mani Padme Hum 8:01
Jaya leads some chanting, and talks about how chanting can be a meditative exercise, a way to give voice to our aspirations, and offer protection for the heart and the mind.
Gaia House Stillness Moving - The Play of Opposites
2021-03-04 Guided Meditation 28:43
Guided Meditation on Equanimity.
Gaia House Stillness Moving - The Play of Opposites
2021-03-04 Morning Practice 1:12:32
Jaya reflects on how when we playfully notice the ambiguity of our inner and outer worlds, it can enable us to feel our aliveness with richer textures. This is further explored in a guided meditation.
Gaia House Stillness Moving - The Play of Opposites
2021-03-03 A short guided meditation on the opening evening of the retreat. 14:05
How steadying and rooting into our contact with the ground can help us to open our awareness to the currents of life moving through us.
Gaia House Stillness Moving - The Play of Opposites
2020-12-30 Guided Meditation - The Five Elements 58:18
Gaia House New Year's Retreat 2020
2020-07-10 Closing Session 27:08
Closing of the online retreat
Gaia House Practising Wisdom and Compassion in Turbulent Times - Online Retreat
2020-07-09 Joint Reflections on the Brahma Viharas 47:24
Gaia House Practising Wisdom and Compassion in Turbulent Times - Online Retreat

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