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Leela Sarti
Leela Sarti has been a student of the Buddha's teachings and practices since she was 16 years old. She lives with her family in Sweden and in addition to teaching Insight Meditation retreats internationally works individually with students in her psychotherapy practice in Stockholm. She is a long term student of the Diamond Approach and part of a teacher training program in that tradition.
2015-10-19 Bowing to Instinct and Embracing Desire 51:54
A gnawing sense of incompleteness underlies much of our experience. Desire is thehuman response to the discontent described in the first noble truth. Desire and human istinctual nature cannot be supressed, so what does it mean to bow down to our nature and practice in a way that truly embraces the fact that we are animals, with a hunger for life and experiences? We must learn to use desire, not be used by it, but in our practice we have to take to heart that there is more to desire than suffering. There is a yearning that is as spiritual as it is sensual and there is a drive for trancendence that is implicit in the most sensual of desires.
Embodying the Awakened Heart

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