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Dharma Talks given at Gaia House
2024-04-21 Sila (Caring) 1:23:13
Zohar Lavie
This session includes a guided practice, Dharma reflection, and the answers to (unrecorded) questions from participants.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - April 2024

2024-04-21 Instructions - Meeting Ourselves with Kind Spaciousness, Gently Questioning. 37:41
Bernat Font
Gaia House A Path of Connection - Young Person's Retreat

2024-04-21 Morning Instructions, Guided Meditation, Daily Life Pratice Instructions. 1:16:28
Gavin Milne
Relaxing into practice, taking care of the causes of awakening and freedom. To support this - refreshing wise attitude, keeping Yoniso manasikāra simple, and seeing the eight worldly winds. Embracing the first three factors of awakening, as the ones we always have some agency in. Linking them to connecting with the vertical. Relating to the next four factors, more as results of the first three - qualities of our depth. Guided meditation, exploring experience through the senses, and how things build from the raw sense contact. The imminence of all experience through the senses, and becoming curious about the feeling tone of all sense contact. Including feeling the experience of craving and aversion, as the 'suffering that leads to the end of suffering'. Embracing continuity of practice. Including the ways in which we lose our way - and taking ourselves less personally.
Gaia House Awakening in the World (1) - Establishing the Timeless Refuge of Awareness (online series)

2024-04-20 Dharma Talk - Meditation is Not About You 39:54
Bernat Font
Gaia House A Path of Connection - Young Person's Retreat

2024-04-20 Talk - Turning Towards the Timeless 54:16
Gavin Milne
The inward turning - parallels across tradition, a natural maturation. Exploring a vertical and horizontal perspective on awakening, and how these trajectories interact. Disentangling from Samsara. Connecting with the vertical - attention, the ground of awareness, and inner peace. Normalising common challenges encountered. The value of beginning again, and infusing the body with wise mindfulness.
Gaia House Awakening in the World (1) - Establishing the Timeless Refuge of Awareness (online series)

2024-04-20 Don't Just Sit There 1:11:54
Nathan Glyde
The teachings of dependent origination encourage us to meet inner and outer dukkha with creativity and courage. This session includes a guided practice and Dharma reflection.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - April 2024

2024-04-20 Guided Meditation - Absorbing Friendliness From Trees and Other Beings 23:59
River Wolton
Gaia House A Path of Connection - Young Person's Retreat

2024-04-20 Instructions - Connecting and Returning to Anchors, Walking Practice Guidance 50:52
River Wolton
Gaia House A Path of Connection - Young Person's Retreat

2024-04-20 Morning Instructions, Guided Meditation, Daily Life Practice Instructions. 1:33:08
Gavin Milne
How making teachings more explicit can be helpful for practicing in daily life. Bringing some background assumptions and ideas into the light. Using the 'crossing the river' metaphor for how the path of cultivation works, as a support for gaining trust and momentum in daily life practice. Getting a feel for wise effort and beginners mind. The 'how' of practice - the aliveness of wise attitude, aligning with the timeless, and orientating in terms of the three wholesome roots. The importance of wise attention (Yoniso manasikāra), especially outside of retreat centres, and being curious about how it comes and goes. Experiencing life through the six senses.
Gaia House Awakening in the World (1) - Establishing the Timeless Refuge of Awareness (online series)

2024-04-14 Week One - Introduction to Samadhi Practice 1:35:00
Yahel Avigur, Sari Markkanen
Welcome and Introduction to the Session, Settling Meditation, Teachings, Guided Meditation.
Gaia House Skill in Calm and Happiness - A Short Introduction to Samadhi Practice (online series)

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