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Laura Bridgman's Dharma Talks at Gaia House
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.
2022-05-22 Further Reflections on Energy - Viriya 19:39
We use practice as a process of discovery, of learning in this moment, with no agenda starting with inner listening, meeting the not yet known.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-22 Body Work 26:23
A combination of massage and tapping techniques to relax the body.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-21 Reflections on Energy / Viriya 17:51
Understanding and engaging with energies we bring into a retreat can help us to be aware of and shed reactions to them. This transition is an important learning opportunity.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-21 Q&A 35:19
with Ajahn Sucitto
(Questions are précised and read later into the file to protect participants’ anonymity) 00:12 Q1 One-pointedness; 08:22 Q2 Can you comment on the widely taught practice of one pointed concentration; 16:31 Q3 I struggle with narratives filled with self-limiting beliefs I create in meditation and daily life. Can you help with this please?; 30:31 Q4 When do we choose open curiosity versus directed compassion or loving kindness? What is the relationship between them and their utility?
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-05-21 Body Work 27:56
A combination of massage and tapping techniques to relax the body.
The Indriya: Allies for Liberation
2022-04-11 Week 5 - Guided Meditation 27:09
Intention, effort & stabilising.
Foundations of Dharma practice: what the Buddha taught.
2022-04-04 Week 4 - Dharma Talk 30:25
Not-self, emptiness & dependent arising.
Foundations of Dharma practice: what the Buddha taught.
2022-03-30 Morning Pt 2 - Lightly Guided Meditation. Teachings - Practicing with Two Questions. 29:53
A Seon Questioning and Listening Retreat
2022-03-21 Week 3 - Guided Meditation 23:14
Contemplating pleasant / unpleasant, and noticing change.
Foundations of Dharma practice: what the Buddha taught.
2022-03-21 Closing Session Pt 2 29:05
Integrating Dharma practice into our life. (This recording also includes Alan Lewis)
Settling with What Is

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