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Retreat Dharma Talks at Gaia House

Insight Meditation and Contemplative Inquiry

2006-06-10 (8 days) Gaia House

2006-06-12 Opening to the Truth with Mindfulness 58:37
Sharda Rogell
Mindfulness illuminates our present experience and allows for the qualities of openness, curiousity, interest and trust to arise as we explore what it means to be awake to our experience, whether it is pleasant or unpleasant.
2006-06-14 Love 52:19
Sharda Rogell
What is your experience like when you feel safe enough to open your heart? When we pay attention directly and we are not rejecting our experience, we can explore the quality of love in three centres of Being - head, heart and belly.
2006-06-15 Restraint and Spontaneity 43:13
Sharda Rogell
How do we express ourselves authentically, without falling into the extremes of indulgence and repression, where our ego is out of control, where we withdraw, hide behind our Buddhist practice, and lose touch with our vitality and our awakeness?
2006-06-17 Refuge in Awareness 38:07
Sharda Rogell
There is no need to be afraid of our personality....embracing all the condtions of our experience brings us to deeper levels of understanding. By recognizing times of deep contentment in ourselves, we plant a cellular memory of happiness that allows us to more easily find a natural resting place for the mind.
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