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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center

Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2018-06-02 (8 days) Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center

  
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2018-06-03 Practice Fundementals 50:43
  Dave Smith
Intro to practice, training attention and cultivating awareness.
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.
2018-06-03 Awakening Intro Complete View 62:40
  Dave Smith
Using sati; mindfulness to re-organize perception in the service of complete view.
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
2018-06-04 Embodied Metta 52:01
  Dave Smith
An overview of metta practice followed by a guided practice
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.
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.
2018-06-05 Compassion 49:23
  Cheryl Slean
Discussion of metta responding to pain with compassion - care, followed by guided meditation cultivating compassion.
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.
2018-06-06 Beginner's Mind Investigation 44:58
  Cheryl Slean
Cultivating wise effort for vipassana; mindful investigation thru "beginner's mind" curiosity.
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