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Dharma Talks given at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
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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

2017-10-03 Emotions as a Path of Awakening 63:24
  Peter Williams
Our emotions, be they pleasant or unpleasant, are a path of awakening. Through them we get insight into our belonging and unity.
Awakening the Heart in Nature

2017-10-01 Working with Difficult Emotions 58:42
  Peter Williams
Using mindfulness and contact with nature to make friends with our difficult states.
Awakening the Heart in Nature

2017-09-30 Entering Retreat and the Support of Nature 38:44
  Victoria (Tory) Wolf Capron
How to commit to being on retreat, using the support of the retreat container and of nature.
Awakening the Heart in Nature

2017-08-22 Practicing with Vedana in the Forest 45:32
  Erin Treat
The Natural Path to the Heart's Liberation

2017-08-21 Practicing in the Forest: Attending to Mystery and Belonging 41:45
  Brian Lesage
This talk explores ways of practicing in the forest that allows us to address the challenges we face in our lives on and off the cushion.
The Natural Path to the Heart's Liberation

2017-07-11 The Loving Heart 56:52
  Mark Coleman
An explanation of the importance of cultivating compassion toward the pain of oneself and the world.
Awake in the Wild

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