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Dharma Talks given at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
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2016-09-10 Making Peace with Pleasure and Pain 60:31
  Peter Williams
Working with feeling tone (vedana) - essence of Buddhist path is replacing reactivity to vedana with mindfulness of it.
Going to the Woods Insight Mediation Retreat

2016-06-28 Council Description and Practice 15:28
  JoAnna Harper
Brief description of council practice.
Mindfulness for Educators

2016-06-27 Evening Talk: What Can I Control/ What Can't I Control 29:51
  JoAnna Harper
A secular talk on the wisdom of letting go that which we can't control (aging, death, others, etc.) and which we can through our words, actions and thoughts.
Mindfulness for Educators

2016-06-27 Heart Practic Day Two 29:41
  Erin Treat
Kindness to self, kindness toward the land and receiving from the land.
Mindfulness for Educators

2016-06-27 Morning Instruction 23:32
  JoAnna Harper
How stabilizing and collecting our mind helps us open up to our greater wisdom and seeing.
Mindfulness for Educators

2016-06-26 First day Heart Practice 23:42
  JoAnna Harper
Light intro into loving our own tender hearts.
Mindfulness for Educators

2016-06-25 First Evening Reflections 26:30
  Erin Treat
An exploration of mindfulness and its capability to help us see clearly.
Mindfulness for Educators

2016-06-23 The Fourth Noble Truth- The path 54:38
  Sally Clough Armstrong
The fourth noble truth describes the whole path of practice from how we live our lives, develop our meditation practice and deepen wisdom.
The Four Noble Truths: A Retreat for Experienced Students

2016-06-21 Third Noble Truth & NIbbana 57:49
  Guy Armstrong
Explores the relationship of the Third Noble Truth to Nibbana. Describes the traditional understanding of Nibbana in Theravada and the stages of enlightenment. Suggests some classical approaches on meditation practice.
The Four Noble Truths: A Retreat for Experienced Students

2016-06-20 The Second Noble Truth: The origin of suffering is craving 51:45
  Sally Clough Armstrong
The Four Noble Truths: A Retreat for Experienced Students

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