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Retreat Dharma Talks

Encountering the Practice of the Heart

This meditation retreat explores the use, both traditional and creative, of ritual, chanting and bowing to enrich and support contemplative dharma practice. We experience how classical contemplation and devotional practices from the Theravada and Mahayana traditions can weave together to nourish the sense of safety or refuge in our lives, of listening and response. No firm conviction or prior experience of Buddhist ritual is necessary, nor any musical ability, just interest and an open mind. The retreat also includes some gentle mindful movement (qigong).

2022-09-02 (7 days) Gaia House

  
2022-09-02 Retreat Opening 43:14
Jaya Rudgard, Sumedha
2022-09-03 Instructions & Guided Meditation, Walking Instructions 58:15
Jaya Rudgard, Sumedha
2022-09-03 Lightly Guided Meditation - Touching the Earth, Opening Around Hindrances 29:28
Sumedha
2022-09-03 Reflections on Bowing, Chanting & Kuan Yin. 33:15
Jaya Rudgard, Sumedha
2022-09-04 Instructions - Importance of Body in Practice, Guided Meditation 40:46
Sumedha
2022-09-04 Dharma Talk - Exploring Refuge 30:13
Sumedha
2022-09-05 Instructions -Reflections on Finding the Spaciousness of Awareness, & Guided Meditation 43:58
Jaya Rudgard
2022-09-05 Dharma Talk - Devotion and the Brahma Viharas 29:40
Jaya Rudgard
2022-09-06 Instructions - Connecting To That Which Is Difficult Within Us. 59:58
Sumedha
2022-09-07 Group Chanting 26:03
Jaya Rudgard, Sumedha
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