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Laura Bridgman's Dharma Talks
Laura Bridgman
Laura Bridgman began her Dhamma practice in her early teens, and eventually ordained as a nun with Ajahn Sumedho in 1995. She was resident at Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries for eighteen years until moving out to live as a solitary nun in 2010. She has spent extended periods of time with the Burmese teacher Sayadaw U Tejaniya. In 2015 Laura left the monastic tradition to pursue the Diamond Heart (Ridhwan) spiritual path alongside her Vipassana practice. There is much over-lap as it incorporates Buddhist principles and practices.
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2022-08-08 Practice Guidance 30:52
Gaia House Persuing the Pleasure That Will Set You Free
2022-08-07 Dharma Talk 56:39
The Hindrances
Gaia House Persuing the Pleasure That Will Set You Free
2022-08-06 Silent Sit and Teachings 40:32
Respecting What is Arising
Gaia House Persuing the Pleasure That Will Set You Free
2022-08-05 Introductory Talk and the Precepts. 14:00
This recording also includes Ayya Anopama
Gaia House Persuing the Pleasure That Will Set You Free
2022-05-30 Laura Closing Comments 11:58
Gaia House The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-29 Q&A 47:39
with Ajahn Sucitto
00:00 Q1 What clings? 11;13 Q2 Laura, can you speak more about moving back and forth between the path and the world. 16:51 Q3 What is meant when a person says someone is their teacher? 19:43 A poem by Rabindranath Tagore is read. 21:00 Q4 How to skilfully help others in our lives to get them to slow down and be more present? 27:14 Q5 How to let go of regrets and uproot the self? 36:08 Q6 Please distinguish taking ownership of karma and clinging to everything else.
Gaia House The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-29 Faith 20:30
When a habit of ignorance is seen in consciousness, seeing prevails. Using faith and hope, we become more aware of the mind’s interactivity that creates a ‘me’.
Gaia House The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-28 Q&A 33:41
with Ajahn Sucitto
(Questions are précised and read later into the file to protect participants’ anonymity) 00:11 Q1 I’ve felt a lot more alive and sensitive over the retreat, experiencing a lot of inwards and outwards connectivity. How does that affect the deepening of practice? And also are the experience of chi and piti related? What about after leaving the retreat, is the loss of sensitivity inevitable? 13:20 Q2 Can you say more about “the imaginal practices”? Please expand on how chanting can re-pattern emotional energy. 23:20 Q3 I’m having new meditative experiences that make me excited and even a bit fearful in seeing consciousness as impermanent. Can you advise please? 23:03 Q4 Is it automatic that samadhi will lead to discernment?
Gaia House The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-28 Suffering is to be Understood 26:12
Understanding suffering is like loosening a tangled ball of threads. The Indriyas help us find balance and navigate even the most subtle mind states that arise.
Gaia House The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-27 Integrating the Faculties with Meeting Painful Emotion 26:05
We deepen our relationship with the Indriya’s qualities in our body, revealing our normal worldly patterns and finding our center. An experience of jealousy is described as an example.
Gaia House The Indriya: Allies for Liberation

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