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John Teasdale's Dharma Talks
John Teasdale
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2012-09-12 States of Mind: Forming and Transforming the World we Experience 51:43
This talk examines the way that states of mind form and shape the world we experience in each moment, and how we can transform that world by knowing the state of our mind from moment to moment, and changing our relationship to it.
Gaia House Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/SR
2012-09-09 Care, Kindness and the End of Suffering 47:46
Metta, loving kindness, is seen as the foundation for all practice, and, itself, as a direct path to awakening. This talk examines why and how.
Gaia House Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/SR
2011-09-21 Mindfulness and the Transformation of Dukkha (Suffering) 52:18
Mindfulness can alter the conditions supporting the moment by moment creation of suffering by: 1. Changing WHAT the mind processes; 2. Changing HOW the mind processes; and 3. Changing the VIEW of what the mind processes.
Gaia House Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/MBSR
2011-09-17 Unveiling Our Inner Loveliness: Working Skilfully with the Hindrances 54:35
Working with the hindrances is a central, vital and continuing aspect of the path to freedom. But it is not easy - some reasons why are discussed.
Gaia House Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/MBSR
2011-01-22 The Significance of Kindness and Care 48:55
Loving Kindness is seen as central in the Buddha's path of practice and increasingly in mindfulness-based applications. This talk considers the reasons for this.
Gaia House An Exploration of Mindfulness: MBCT/MBSR Retreat
2010-09-15 States of Mind: Forming and Transforming the World of Experience 53:33
Worlds of experience within which we dwell as a variety of 'selfs' are discussed in light of Buddhist teachings and contemporary cognitive perspectives. Insight into the suffering and non-self nature of unwholesome mind-states transforms our relationship to those worlds.
Gaia House Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/MBSR
2010-09-12 Selfing and Suffering 55:00
The First and Second Noble Truths on the nature and origins of Dukkha (suffering) are discussed, with a particular focus on identification and attachment to being (or not being) a particular kind of self.
Gaia House Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/MBSR
2010-01-15 Uncovering the Luminous Mind - Working with the Hindrances 54:58
The hindrances not only obstruct meditation practice, but stand between us and our inherent potential for clarity, wisdom and compassion. Ways of working with the hindrances to reveal that potential are discussed.
Gaia House An Exploration of Mindfulness MBCT/MBSR Retreat
2009-09-28 The Hindrances 53:04
Gaia House Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation
2009-01-16 The Four Noble Truths 52:12
Gaia House An Exploration of Mindfulness MBCT/SR Retreat

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