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Dharma Talks given at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
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2018-06-07 Letting Go of the Past, Present, Future 46:06
  Cheryl Slean
Overview of practices for letting go followed by guided 'Big Mind' meditation.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2018-06-06 Faith, Doubt and Inspiration 49:14
  Cheryl Slean
Discussing doubt and other defilements and how to rouse faith and confidence, including inspiring teachings of the Buddha.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2018-06-06 Cultivating Appreciation and Gratitude - Guided Practice 26:09
  Dave Smith
The Bramha-Vihara Mudita
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

2018-06-06 Cultivating Appreciation and Gratitude 23:11
  Dave Smith
This talk outlines the Bramha-vihara Mudita, offering and overview.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

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

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