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Dharma Talks given at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
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2017-06-24 Seeing the Truth of Things 54:04
  Cheryl Slean
Dharma practice designed to reveal Dharma--the Truth of Things. When we are ignorant of this truth, and identify with our inaccurate/incomplete assumptions, beliefs and views, we suffer. How Dharma practice develops the understanding that frees us from suffering.
Going Against the Stream: Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2017-06-24 Compassion Talk and Guided Practice 54:33
  Dave Smith
This talk outlines the practice of compassion and the pragmatic styles of development. The talk is followed by a guided practice.
Going Against the Stream: Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2017-06-23 Awakening Compassion thru the Wisdom of Dissatisfaction 55:23
  Dave Smith
Understanding the suffering that leads to the end of suffering.
Going Against the Stream: Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2017-06-23 Cultivating Metta as an Attitude 58:22
  Cheryl Slean
What supports continuity of mindfulness? A relaxed and comfortable body and mind. Cultivating Metta, friendliness, and non-resistance toward whatever is arising helps to relax the mind and body. Talk and guided Metta practice.
Going Against the Stream: Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

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

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