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Leela Sarti's Dharma Talks
Leela Sarti
2011-10-27 Silence 56:59
Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translations, says Rumi. Beyond the experience of deficient, negative silence in our lives, when the mind and heart becomes quiet and at times completely still and clean, we are pointed directly to the truth of our being. In the silence of all things the grooves and tendencies of the habitual mind stand out in vivid colour. In silence there is a falling away of name, form and self.
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart
2011-10-25 Awakening the Human Heart 41:11
To truly embrace the intensity of our longing and sorrow, our hopes and fears, to be present and open as we are impacted by our past, and to live with inner ground and freedom in the midst of the joys and sorrows of the world, what is is needed is a great heart, but a also a human heart. Do we know the true capacity of our heart?
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart
2011-10-23 Spark of Awakening 54:39
All human endeavors take some effort, but what is a balanced effort and from what place of our being does it originate? We can train the mind to respond appropriately, to be balanced here and now, but it is never a fixed position. We know what being out of balance feels like. What supports the open ease and wholehearted capacity of inner balance? How can we step out of our own way, so the effort in practice becomes effortless?
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart
2011-10-22 Opening Talk for Embodying the Awakened Heart Retreat 67:27
This talk also includes Yanai Postelnik
Gaia House Embodying the Awakened Heart
2010-10-28 Inner Radiance 54:42
A talk about our innate goodness and the natural radiance of the mind; loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The talk reflects on relationships and living with integrity.
Gaia House Awakening the Heart
2010-10-27 Loving Kindness Guided Meditation 35:49
Gaia House Awakening the Heart
2010-10-26 Desire and the Sacred Impulse 46:04
There is more to desire than suffering. Can we make a gradual change in how we relate to desire, without rejecting our vitality but with a capacity to tolerate the inevitable failure of all grasping?
Gaia House Awakening the Heart
2010-10-24 The Turn 51:33
A talk on the liberating power of mindfulness and how to turn towards the teeming flow of experience in body, heart and mind and the capacity to be awakened by all things.
Gaia House Awakening the Heart
2010-03-06 Emptiness 49:06
Gaia House Being Who you Are
2010-03-04 Opening Talk for Being Who You Are Retreat 37:10
Gaia House Being Who you Are

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