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Laura Bridgman
Laura Bridgman began her Dhamma practice in her early teens, and eventually ordained as a nun with Ajahn Sumedho in 1995. She was resident at Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries for eighteen years until moving out to live as a solitary nun in 2010. She has spent extended periods of time with the Burmese teacher Sayadaw U Tejaniya. In 2015 Laura left the monastic tradition to pursue the Diamond Heart (Ridhwan) spiritual path alongside her Vipassana practice. There is much over-lap as it incorporates Buddhist principles and practices.
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2022-08-08 Practice Guidance 30:52
Persuing the Pleasure That Will Set You Free
2022-08-07 Dharma Talk 56:39
The Hindrances
Persuing the Pleasure That Will Set You Free
2022-08-06 Silent Sit and Teachings 40:32
Respecting What is Arising
Persuing the Pleasure That Will Set You Free
2022-08-05 Introductory Talk and the Precepts. 14:00
This recording also includes Ayya Anopama
Persuing the Pleasure That Will Set You Free
2022-05-30 Laura Closing Comments 11:58
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-29 Q&A 47:39
with Ajahn Sucitto
00:00 Q1 What clings? 11;13 Q2 Laura, can you speak more about moving back and forth between the path and the world. 16:51 Q3 What is meant when a person says someone is their teacher? 19:43 A poem by Rabindranath Tagore is read. 21:00 Q4 How to skilfully help others in our lives to get them to slow down and be more present? 27:14 Q5 How to let go of regrets and uproot the self? 36:08 Q6 Please distinguish taking ownership of karma and clinging to everything else.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-29 Faith 20:30
When a habit of ignorance is seen in consciousness, seeing prevails. Using faith and hope, we become more aware of the mind’s interactivity that creates a ‘me’.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-28 Suffering is to be Understood 26:12
Understanding suffering is like loosening a tangled ball of threads. The Indriyas help us find balance and navigate even the most subtle mind states that arise.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-27 Integrating the Faculties with Meeting Painful Emotion 26:05
We deepen our relationship with the Indriya’s qualities in our body, revealing our normal worldly patterns and finding our center. An experience of jealousy is described as an example.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-25 Sati with other faculties 25:27
The mind is a delicate and responsive instrument. Balancing faith and effort, sati uses gentleness and patience and we learn what is peaceful and natural.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation

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