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Nathan Glyde's Dharma Talks at Gaia House
Nathan Glyde
Nathan Glyde has been practicing and studying meditation since 1997, and sharing teachings on retreats since 2007. In 2004 he co-founded SanghaSeva whose retreats emphasise wisdom and compassion in ecological and humanitarian service.
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2023-12-23 May All Beings Be Happy? 1:24:59
Exploring what it means to wish for all beings to be happy. Looking at a couple of ways we compromise on the fullness of 'all', or limit our understanding of where happiness comes from and depends upon; Bringing head and heart together à la Thānissaro Bhikku, we can find a new drive to wish lasting blameless happiness for all beings, now, gone, and yet to come. Sabbe Satta Sukita Hontu.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - December 2023
2023-10-28 Moment of Truths 1:13:52
Is there one truth or many, or many views of it? How do cognitive biases bias the news? And how should we read our lives and the lives of others? And how can we find lasting happiness, connection, and meaning in an uncertain world?
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - October 2023
2023-10-07 Don't Think That Thoughts Block Meditation 59:41
A guided meditation relating to sounds and thoughts equally, as happenings in sensitive knowing. Followed by a reflection of how we can exaggerate the necessity of a quiet mind in meditation. Suggesting here, too, freedom with might be better than freedom from. This session ends a bit abruptly as there was a call to enter a bomb shelter, but I felt there was enough here to upload. May all beings live in peace.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - October 2023
2023-09-10 Fundamental Attribution Delusion 1:30:44
At the core of the teachings, we have avidya: the fundamental point that we do not see things as they are. Our perception is not reality, it can be changed by how we look, where we look, and with what underlying principle concepts we look through. Let's bring in a few cognitive ideas into our Dharma approach. In particular, how 'fundamental attribution error(s)' are reinforced by 'naïve realism' to generate a self-world view that promotes impossible happiness claims. A recording of the meditation, Dharma reflections, and answers (only) to questions and reflections from participants (to preserve their privacy).
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - September 2023
2023-08-21 Short Meditation Practice on Practising with Unsatisfactory; Concluding Teachings on Sensational Unsatisfactoriness. 30:22
Gaia House Sensational Unsatisfactoriness (online evening session)
2023-08-21 Welcome; Introductory Teachings on the Theme of Sensational Unsatisfactoriness; Guided Meditation on Practising with Unsatisfactory; Further Teachings. 56:46
Gaia House Sensational Unsatisfactoriness (online evening session)
2023-08-19 The Usefulness of Truth 1:25:15
The Buddha asked us to speak what is true and useful. Are those the same things? What is more important, usefulness or truth? And what is truly useful? Guided meditation, reflection, and (just Nathan's part of a Q&R session) Bear in mind, this is not speaking about truth as an objective exploration of scientific understanding, but an exploration of the truth of first person subjective knowledge: which is all a meditator can know about their experience.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - August 2023
2023-08-12 Transcending, Transforming, Embracing The Difficult 1:27:08
Exploring if how we meet the painful, and transform it wisely and kindly towards less reactivity and contraction, can open a kind of freedom with other difficult relationships. And even allow us to be able to embrace being difficult, or with what seems difficult.
Gaia House Online Dharma Hall - August 2023
2023-08-09 Dharma Talk - What Is It For ? 52:18
Gaia House Expanding the Heart
2023-08-08 Morning Instructions - What Was I Thinking ? 52:49
Gaia House Expanding the Heart

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