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Dharma Talks given at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
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2017-07-10 Wisdom and Insight in Nature Practice 53:21
  Mark Coleman
This talk explores the various insights that arise as one meditates outdoors; including insight into impermanence, interconnectedness, selflessness, and love.
Awake in the Wild

2017-07-09 Obstacles in Nature Practice 55:41
  Mark Coleman
What challenges arise as we meditate in nature? The subtle wanting mind and aversion to the unpleasant are explored in this talk.
Awake in the Wild

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

2017-06-27 Cultivating Gratitude and Appreciation 44:31
  Dave Smith
Outlining the role and aim of appreciation and gratitude within meditative practices. A short talk, followed by a guided practice.
Going Against the Stream: Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2017-06-27 Let go of the Past, Future, Present 42:58
  Cheryl Slean
Reflections on how wise mindfulness helps us let go of clinging to the past, projecting obsessively into the future, and grasping or resisting the ever-changing present. Guided meditation in open, choiceless awareness for continuity of mindfulness.
Going Against the Stream: Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2017-06-26 You can either Believe in It, or Practice with It. Reflections on key teachings from Sayadaw u Tejaniya 62:36
  Cheryl Slean
Reflections on clinging and letting go, mindful investigation and the development of the understanding that uproots defilement.
Going Against the Stream: Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

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