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Dharma Talks given at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
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2018-06-06 Beginner's Mind Investigation 44:58
  Cheryl Slean
Cultivating wise effort for vipassana; mindful investigation thru "beginner's mind" curiosity.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2018-06-05 The Wound that Seeks the Arrow 61:41
  Dave Smith
The process of Dukkha-Sankhara is defined and explored. Understanding the Bramha-viharas as the vehicle for overcoming woundedness.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2018-06-05 Compassion 49:23
  Cheryl Slean
Discussion of metta responding to pain with compassion - care, followed by guided meditation cultivating compassion.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2018-06-05 Working with CItta (heart-mind) 56:52
  Dave Smith
An overview of citta from the early Buddhist tradition and the Abhidharma. The term is defined and explored. Includes guided practice.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2018-06-04 The Simile of the Movie 54:40
  Cheryl Slean
Our 8-fold path of practice as the middle way leading to letting go of enchantment with the 'movies' of our minds, aka suffering.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2018-06-04 Embodied Metta 52:01
  Dave Smith
An overview of metta practice followed by a guided practice
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2018-06-04 The Process of Insight and Guided Meditation 41:07
  Cheryl Slean
Overview of smadhi/mind training path factors of 8-fold path and how they lead to insight - wise effort, mindfulness and concentration. Guided meditation with labeling, deconstructing body-mind experience using labels; feel, talk, image
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2018-06-03 Awakening Intro Complete View 62:40
  Dave Smith
Using sati; mindfulness to re-organize perception in the service of complete view.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2018-06-03 Find Your Own Way to Metta 60:19
  Cheryl Slean
Overview of heart qualities: Several non-traditional ways to cultivate metta - friendliness, kindness, goodwill, including self care, relaxation body scans, breaking the negativity bias by looking for and taking in the good.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2018-06-03 Practice Fundementals 50:43
  Dave Smith
Intro to practice, training attention and cultivating awareness.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

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