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Retreat Dharma Talks

Meditation, Inquiry and the Nondual

This weeklong retreat will offer teachings and practices to support awakening of the heart and realization of the nondual. The daily program will include precise meditation instructions, meditations for depth of calmness and insight, inquiry sessions, dharma talks, small group meetings and extensive periods of silence.

2007-09-30 (8 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2007-09-30 Eight Worldly Conditions 49:00
Christopher Titmuss
Success and Failure, Gain and Loss, Praise and Blame, Pleasure and Pain can haunt our life. All these wordly conditions weave in and out of each other.
2007-10-01 Effort + Ease = What Needs To Be Done 52:55
Shaila Catherine
This talk explores the range of skillful effort, from ardent and zealous practice to spacious relaxation. Shaila points to a nondual realization that reveals our freedom in both action and in ease.
2007-10-02 Love And Non-Self 64:54
Christopher Titmuss
We are preoccupied with self and other. Love needs to be liberated from self and other, popular culture and religion. Authentic love is a liberating force in the world.
2007-10-03 Truth And Duality 61:06
Christopher Titmuss
We believe that the now is more important than past and future, there is an essence behind personality and we have to work through our stuff to get to our Buddha nature. Truth dissolves these dualities.
2007-10-04 Investigating The Nature Of Mind 51:49
Shaila Catherine
This talk explores various approaches to investigating the nature of knowing, emptiness, and self-construction.
2007-10-04 Guided Big Mind Meditation 45:42
Shaila Catherine
This guided meditation explores the vast spacious clarity of awareness. It includes sounds and silence, bells and gongs, intertwined with inquiry into the nature of mind.
2007-10-05 Conditions And The Unconditioned 51:28
Christopher Titmuss
Let us see into unfolding conditions. These conditions are unproblematic; thus liberation is not trapped in conditions, i.e., the unconditioned.
2007-10-05 Questions & Answers On Ultimate & Relative Understanding 53:52
Shaila Catherine
The questions and answers address the balance of concentration and inquiry, the three characteristics of experience, and enlightenment.
2007-10-06 A Tribute To Rumi 62:01
Christopher Titmuss
Commentary on 4 poems of Rumi on love and ultimate truth - to mark 8 centuries since his birth in September 1207.
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