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Embodied Dharma

This retreat will focus on an integrated approach of meditation teachings and practices from Theravada and Mahayana which deepen the embodiment of wisdom and compassion. Founded in calming and insight meditation, we will also cultivate a powerful field of blessings through meditation & devotional practices which draw from the earliest Theravada texts and practices related to Kwan Yin (Avalokitesvara) Bodhisattva. The retreat also focuses on the training of mindfulness and skill in the cultivation of samadhi - the gathering of body, mind and heart into Awareness. A mind rooted in its own Awareness gives rise to strength of clarity from which wisdom arises. The retreat will explore the classical wisdom teachings of the Buddha which ripen insight into the nature of emptiness. Samadhi and wisdom is further supported by the opening and heart energy of devotion.
2012-06-14 (11 days) Cloud Mountain Retreat Center

  
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2012-07-04 11. Four Truths 42:10
  Thanissara
contemplation and practice of the 4 truths
2012-07-04 12. Practice of the Four Truths 33:45
  Thanissara
where there is samsara is nibbana
2012-07-04 13. Leap Beyond 54:29
  Thanissara
heart sutra and kuan yin
2012-07-04 14. Original Mind 35:36
  Thanissara
guided meditation pointing out 'mind'
2012-07-04 15. Divine Within Human 53:57
  Thanissara
4 brahma viharas & bodhicitta
2012-07-04 16. Guided Brahma Vihara Meditation 35:17
  Thanissara
drawing on themes of the 4 brahma viharas - kindness, compassion, joy & equanimity - infused with the divine bodhicitta of Kuan Yin
2012-07-04 17. Daily Life Practice 31:29
  Thanissara
2012-07-04 18. Taking Precepts 29:45
  Thanissara
the value of ethics as a foundation for practice and as a protection of all beings
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