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Retreat Dharma Talks at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center

Waking up to Wisdom through the Foundations of Mindfulness

2019-08-02 (7 days) Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center

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2019-08-03 Practicing Forgiveness 58:03
Dave Smith
Dharma talk followed by guided meditation. Using forgiveness as a letting go of moment to moment experience.
2019-08-03 Samma Ditthi - Right View 55:31
Dave Smith
Understanding view as the beginning and end of the path.
2019-08-03 Natural Awareness 42:51
Cheryl Slean
Introduction to choiceless awareness with right attitude, followed by guided meditation.
2019-08-04 Mindfulness of Mind 55:11
Dave Smith
Overview of Instruction on recognizing the presence and absence of mental states. A primary focus on greed, hatred and delusion.
2019-08-04 Clinging to Views 50:35
Cheryl Slean
Suffering is clinging. Reflections on recognizing and releasing believing in latent unwise views and perspectives.
2019-08-04 Wise Attitude and Gratitude 44:43
Cheryl Slean
Elements of a wise attitude, wisdom and awareness. Guided practice in gratitude and looking for the good to break the negativity bias.
2019-08-05 Vipassana and Investigative Mindfulness 50:35
Cheryl Slean
Dharma Talk and Guided Meditation: Dhamma Vicaya (investigation) factor of awakening and how to cultivate it through curiosity, questions and beginner's mind attitude.
2019-08-05 Brahma Vihara Heart 59:10
Dave Smith
Reflections and overview of the 4 qualities of Metta.
2019-08-05 Metta Vipassana 50:21
Dave Smith
Developing metta as the anchor into investigating the 3 characteristics.
2019-08-06 Skillful Means in Practice 50:05
Dave Smith
Asking the questions: What is this? How is this? What does this need? - Inspired by Ajahn Succitto
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