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Retreat Dharma Talks at Gaia House

Embodying the Awakened Heart

These are talks digitised from Gaia House's cassette tape archive. Though their sound quality and date accuracy sometimes suffer, we nonetheless hope you find them nourishing.

2014-10-17 (7 days) Gaia House

2014-10-18 Instructions and Meditation 60:46
Leela Sarti
This recording also includes Yanai Postelnik
2014-10-18 Goodness, Presence and Wisdom 56:23
Yanai Postelnik
2014-10-19 Instructions and Meditation 43:20
Yanai Postelnik
This recording also includes Leela Sarti
2014-10-19 What Goes On In The Head 60:06
Leela Sarti
When we get out of the stories, the proliferation and fragmentation of the mind, through sustained embodied presence, the true capacity of our mind is revealed: to allow emptiness and a quality of allowing. A welcoming space for things to happen without rejection, without trying to hold on. It can be a transformative experience to simply pause instead of immediately filling up the the space. Silence is the language of God, all else is a bad translation sais the sufi poet Rumi. To treasure and train our capacity to quiet down can open up our life.
2014-10-20 Contemplating Our Mortality 56:24
Yanai Postelnik
2014-10-21 The Heart Centre and Earthly Awakening 48:52
Leela Sarti
The heart is where things are made personal. The outrageous heart puts gentle, clear pressure on all our defenses and structures. To learn to stay with things, with presence, opens the heart to its true capacity, opens our life and accelerates our metabolization of experience.As we open to life we can rediscover our belonging to the ancient and venerable sangha of all beings. Craving, aversion and delusion within the human mind and heart is the root cause of our own suffering, and the cause of global destruction of land, of water and beings. We can make our heart and mind a good place to live. For our own well-being and for the love of the earth and the divesity of beings.
2014-10-22 Who Am I ? 56:57
Yanai Postelnik
2014-10-23 Embodying the Awakened Belly 53:18
Leela Sarti
A talk on trust, deep quiet sensing and wonderful emptiness and nothingness as the deepest nature of reality.
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