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Cheryl Slean's Dharma Talks at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
Cheryl Slean
Cheryl Slean has been practicing meditation intensively since 1995, teaching since 2007, and is currently on the Teachers’ Councils at Against the Stream L.A. and Insight Community of the Desert, Palm Springs. She teaches classes and retreats at these centers and at other spiritual and secular venues including Seattle Insight, Mindful Schools, Refuge Recovery Centers, Santa Monica Hospital, Google LA, and many other health and wellness and business settings. She has also helped design research on the efficacy of meditation for chronic pain, and developed associated trainings for healthcare professionals. Cheryl has a Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation (CMF) from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and regularly offers meditative interventions in addiction outpatient programs.
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2019-08-06 Compassion and Right View 49:48
Compassion as an aspect of wisdom. Guided meditation - compassion and forgiveness.
Waking up to Wisdom through the Foundations of Mindfulness
2019-08-06 Investigating Anatta 56:19
Reflections on not-self and common warp we create, self-views around the aggregates.
Waking up to Wisdom through the Foundations of Mindfulness
2019-08-05 Vipassana and Investigative Mindfulness 50:35
Dharma Talk and Guided Meditation: Dhamma Vicaya (investigation) factor of awakening and how to cultivate it through curiosity, questions and beginner's mind attitude.
Waking up to Wisdom through the Foundations of Mindfulness
2019-08-04 Wise Attitude and Gratitude 44:43
Elements of a wise attitude, wisdom and awareness. Guided practice in gratitude and looking for the good to break the negativity bias.
Waking up to Wisdom through the Foundations of Mindfulness
2019-08-04 Clinging to Views 50:35
Suffering is clinging. Reflections on recognizing and releasing believing in latent unwise views and perspectives.
Waking up to Wisdom through the Foundations of Mindfulness
2019-08-03 Natural Awareness 42:51
Introduction to choiceless awareness with right attitude, followed by guided meditation.
Waking up to Wisdom through the Foundations of Mindfulness
2018-06-07 Letting Go of the Past, Present, Future 46:06
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
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 Beginner's Mind Investigation 44:58
Cultivating wise effort for vipassana; mindful investigation thru "beginner's mind" curiosity.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart
2018-06-05 Compassion 49:23
Discussion of metta responding to pain with compassion - care, followed by guided meditation cultivating compassion.
Mindfulness and Compassion to Awaken the Heart

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