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Dharma Talks given at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
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2017-10-03 Emotions as a Path of Awakening 63:24
  Peter Williams
Our emotions, be they pleasant or unpleasant, are a path of awakening. Through them we get insight into our belonging and unity.
Awakening the Heart in Nature

2017-10-01 Working with Difficult Emotions 58:42
  Peter Williams
Using mindfulness and contact with nature to make friends with our difficult states.
Awakening the Heart in Nature

2017-09-30 Entering Retreat and the Support of Nature 38:44
  Victoria (Tory) Wolf Capron
How to commit to being on retreat, using the support of the retreat container and of nature.
Awakening the Heart in Nature

2017-08-22 Practicing with Vedana in the Forest 45:32
  Erin Treat
The Natural Path to the Heart's Liberation

2017-08-21 Practicing in the Forest: Attending to Mystery and Belonging 41:45
  Brian Lesage
This talk explores ways of practicing in the forest that allows us to address the challenges we face in our lives on and off the cushion.
The Natural Path to the Heart's Liberation

2017-07-05 How to be Earthling 39:43
  Wes Nisker
Evolving together on planet earth
Insight Meditation Retreat

2017-07-03 Impermanence, Sapines and Wombats 49:14
  Grove Burnett
Impermanence
Insight Meditation Retreat

2017-07-01 The Community of all Beings 41:31
  Trudy Goodman
Refuge in relational wisdom- Embodying tender awareness in nature supporting our practice. The social networks of trees and how they share resources- redistribution of wealth.
Insight Meditation Retreat

2017-06-28 Cultivating Equanimity 41:50
  Dave Smith
Equanimity is the fruition and outcome of met-vipassana. A short talk followed by guided instructions.
Going Against the Stream: Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2017-06-27 A New Paradigm 57:27
  Dave Smith
Understanding right view as the doorway into living into your own freedom. Using the analogy of seed to fruit.
Going Against the Stream: Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

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