The greatest gift is the
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Dharma Talks given at Gaia House
2020-09-24 Morning Meditation 42:08
  Kirsten Kratz
Holding our practice as an act of compassion to ourselves and others, resting into the bodily experience, meeting life with kindness. Being sensitive to the 'senses of self' arising in relationship to practice in this way
The Poetry of Self, The Poetry of Not Self

2020-09-23 Evening Practice 69:23
  Yuka Nakamura
Dharma Talk: How is our sense of self being created? One major way is our tendency to constantly compare and measure ourselves against others. The conceit (mana) that arises, that is, the feeling of being better than, worse than, or the same as others, is the source of much suffering. The talk discusses different forms of conceit based on birth, knowledge, beauty, etc., and shows ways in which we can practice with it skilfully.
The Poetry of Self, The Poetry of Not Self

2020-09-23 Morning Practice 1:10:14
  Kirsten Kratz
Investigating our ways of perceiving self, to develop compassion and wisdom. How to relate to self at different times and in different ways, for our own benefit and for the benefit of all.
The Poetry of Self, The Poetry of Not Self

2020-09-22 Evening Practice 54:25
  Kirsten Kratz
An introduction to what will be explored on the retreat: looking at ways how we may construct the self; exploring how we can open up limiting 'senses of self' and reduce the suffering they bring, by using the Buddhist teachings on ‘not self' as liberating ways of seeing; experiencing the poetry and dance of 'self' that is beyond any fixed definition.
The Poetry of Self, The Poetry of Not Self

2020-09-18 Some Reflections, on the Closing Day of the Retreat 29:32
  Christina Feldman
Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: MBCT / MBSR Foundations

2020-09-17 Dharma Talk 61:27
  Christina Feldman
This recording also includes Chris Cullen. The importance and practical cultivation of friendliness, joyfulness, compassion and equanimity.
Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: MBCT / MBSR Foundations

2020-09-17 Instructions and Guided Meditation 40:35
  Chris Cullen
Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: MBCT / MBSR Foundations

2020-09-16 Instructions and Guided Meditation 46:32
  Chris Cullen
Metta Practice - the Neutral and the Difficult Person
Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: MBCT / MBSR Foundations

2020-09-15 Dharma Talk - Seven Limbs of Awakening: The Treasures Within 53:10
  Christina Feldman
Please accept our apologies - the first minute or so of this talk is missing.
Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: MBCT / MBSR Foundations

2020-09-15 Instructions and Guided Meditation 50:37
  Chris Cullen
Metta Practice - Introduction and the Categories of Oneself and Benefactor
Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: MBCT / MBSR Foundations

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