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Sharda Rogell's Dharma Talks at Gaia House
Sharda Rogell
My focus in teaching is to provide the support that students need to turn their life to the dharma, to truth, and to find ways to come out of their pain and suffering. The retreat experience is an invaluable aid to this exploration; however, what matters more is how one integrates this under- standing into everyday life.
2008-06-17 Guided Meditation on Equanimity 31:00
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2008-06-16 Being Embodied with Mindfulness 53:30
When awareness mingles with sensations in the body, it is like returning home after a long journey. So why is it so hard to rest in the immediacy of our experience called 'body'?
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2008-06-14 Leaving Your Comfort Zone 47:30
To live freshly we will need to go beyond all that is known and familiar to us, which we avoid at all costs. Why do we hold on so tightly when what we are longing for is in the relaxation and letting go?
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2008-06-13 Opening Talk for Insight Meditation and Contemplative Inquiry 1:10:13
This talk also includes Catherine McGee
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2007-06-15 Refreshing Coolness is not Far Away 55:52
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2007-06-14 Accessing Limitless Freedom 53:55
As the force of identification with our body, mind and feelings gets weaker, the sense of 'me-ness' weakens. Then, the 'I' is not so demanding and we small the perfume of selflessness.
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2007-06-13 Shining Light on the Body 55:43
Sometimes mindfulness of the body is neglected for more exalted meditation experiences. However, the first foundation of mindfulness points to the importance of grounding in the body as a central support for presence and connection to our experience, which allows for a deeper investigation into the nature of things.
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2007-06-11 Something About Love and Mystery 56:48
Our meditation practice encourages letting go of what is familiar and secure to allow a deeper intimacy with the way things are. As we do this, we open the door to love, trust and the mystery of the unknown.
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2006-06-17 Refuge in Awareness 38:07
There is no need to be afraid of our personality....embracing all the condtions of our experience brings us to deeper levels of understanding. By recognizing times of deep contentment in ourselves, we plant a cellular memory of happiness that allows us to more easily find a natural resting place for the mind.
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2006-06-15 Restraint and Spontaneity 43:13
How do we express ourselves authentically, without falling into the extremes of indulgence and repression, where our ego is out of control, where we withdraw, hide behind our Buddhist practice, and lose touch with our vitality and our awakeness?
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