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Original Brightness Retreat

2009-01-10 (28 days) Dharmagiri

  
2009-01-23 The Heroic Human Heart 31:55
  Thanissara
An abandoned old lady Bearing reality of being human With patience obstruction drop away Like walking into the mist The more the suffering, the more the bliss Indestructible Heart
2009-01-26 I Have Faith in Nights 21:22
  Thanissara
Encouragement to ‘bear the reality’ of suffering, to listen beneath the splits The holding of splits within this one heart Empathy rather than judgement The difficult practice of compassion
2009-01-27 Kuan Yin - Bestower of Fearlessness 38:07
  Kittisaro
Turning the state rather than being turned by the state Liberating the orphans of consciousness & being liberated from them Stories of Ajahn Chah – Knowing pain & ‘What About the Rest of Us?’ The man who wanted to hang himself Returning to the Still Bestower of Courage & Fearlessness.
2009-01-27 All Beings are of One Substance 34:57
  Kittisaro
Avalokitesvara – the Lord of Ease Ekayana – All streams lead to the ocean - all Dharma doors lead to the One Heart All Dharma doors are connected to Mindfulness Crossing over beings of the self nature – being kind is being Kuan Yin All Beings have been our mother, father, relative and are potential Buddha’s Kittisaro’s mother’s death and his tribute to her
2009-01-29 The Shurangama Samadhi 45:01
  Kittisaro
The Dharma door of Chan / Zen The King of Samadhi’s – the Shurangama – Durable – Samadhi The context of the Shurangama Sutra – Ananda, Matangi’s daughter, Manjushri, the Buddha & Avalokitesvara Kuan Yin’s favoured meathod – ‘returning the hearing’ The pure, bright and primordial essence of consciousness Anuruddha seeks out advice from Sariputta – ‘Turn your mind to the Deathless’
2009-01-30 Facets of the Diamond 41:28
  Thanissara
Host & the guest and the fundamental confusion between the two Staying at home, the one that hears the sound and the sound merge Allow the world the come to the heart. Before knowledge Original nature & original split Self structure as defence against original pain of separation
2009-01-31 Change of Lineage 44:43
  Kittisaro
Direct knowing of emptiness Between existence and nihilism Emptiness isn’t empty, wonderful existence doesn’t exist Grasping & papanca is the root of birth and death Surface & depth of ocean is all water Change of lineage from reliance on papanca to pure knowing Angulimala and original hua t’ou – STOP
2009-01-31 The Empty Bell 37:07
  Kittisaro
The chipmunk, the donkey and the dew drops Aspiration, despair, depression & Ajahn Chah’s encouragement Suffering for the sake of ending suffering Touching obstructions patience & kindness Giving credit for practice already done & the highest merit Like an empty bell
2009-02-01 THe Naked Heart 40:22
  Thanissara
The mind like a rabbit in the head lights of the Hua T’ou The swoon of the bardo’s and present time effects Not using meditation like a lawyer but understanding what gets us obstructed The story of Hui Neng & the world speaking the Diamond Sutra Jatukanni’s question to the Buddha
2009-02-02 Ekayana - The Way to One 46:45
  Kittisaro
All practices converge in mindfulness, all practices emerge from mindfulness - mindfulness is the royal way to the One
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