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Meeting Uncertainty with Wisdom and Courage: Perennial Teachings for a Changing World

2,600 years ago the Buddha offered us responsive ways of relating to our dynamic, unreliable, and interrelated world. These treatments of the human condition are as relevant now as they were then. They draw attention to inconstancy and stress, not for fatalistic acceptance and withdrawal, but rather as an invitation to sensitively tend to the creative process of life. Insights are an invitation to change how we relate. For it is through ways of relating that we radically transform our lives: either by contracting experience in dukkha and distress or by opening towards freedom and the true heart’s release.
2021-06-04 (6 days) Gaia House

  
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2021-06-04 A Moment of Presence and Possibility 20:04
Nathan Glyde
Establishing simple mindful presence as a foundation for more
2021-06-04 Meeting Life Well 39:23
Nathan Glyde
Opening the theme of the retreat. A sense of possibility to upgrade the default settings of the heart and mind. And find opportunity even in the challenges of the human condition, for more beauty, wisdom, and courage.
2021-06-04 Guided Relaxing And Opening Meditation 42:38
Zohar Lavie
Opening the retreat with a guided session of calming mindful presence
2021-06-05 Day 1 - Instructions: Attending to Present Experience 65:11
Nathan Glyde
Establishing a mindful presence: relaxing and noticing; sustaining through interest; bringing in kindness and welcoming; enjoying unification.
2021-06-05 Guided Mettā Practice with Intro 43:20
Zohar Lavie
Offering kindness towards an easy relationship and to oneself
2021-06-05 A Noble Meeting 44:16
Zohar Lavie
Overcoming the hindrances to freedom and well-being
2021-06-06 Day 2 - Instructions: Whole Body Awareness, Long Breath and Easing Contraction 61:51
Zohar Lavie
2021-06-06 Guided Compassion Practice with Intro 43:29
Nathan Glyde
2021-06-06 The Arrows of Dissatisfaction 46:09
Nathan Glyde
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2021-06-07 Day 3 - Instructions: This is not Peaceful (A Dukkha Insight Way of Looking) 59:23
Nathan Glyde
Noticing the unsatisfactory nature of all phenomena might sound bleak. But instead of ruminating on whether it is true or not, consider whether it is useful: notice if this lens of attention brings release and an ever deeper sense of freedom.
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